Sweetwater, Tennessee Population 2021

5,959
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Sweetwater is a city located in Monroe County Tennessee. With a 2020 population of 5,959, it is the 91st largest city in Tennessee and the 4313th largest city in the United States . Sweetwater is currently growing at a rate of 0.54% annually and its population has increased by 3.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,764 in 2010. Sweetwater reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 9 miles, Sweetwater has a population density of 674 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sweetwater is $52,328 with a poverty rate of 17.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $661 per month, and the median house value is $120,800. The median age in Sweetwater is 41.8 years, 40.7 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.

Sweetwater Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sweetwaterwas:

  • White: 88.69%
  • Black or African American: 7.32%
  • Two or more races: 1.91%
  • Asian: 1.60%
  • Other race: 0.48%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sweetwater, Tennessee is 5,959 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,895.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,764.

Sweetwater, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,20988.69%
Black or African American4307.32%
Two or More Races1121.91%
Asian941.60%
Some Other Race280.48%
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Sweetwater Population by Race

Sweetwater Population Pyramid $2021

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Sweetwater Median Age

41.8


Total

40.7


Male

42.5


Female

Sweetwater Adults

There are 4,577 adults, (1,058 of whom are seniors) in Sweetwater.

Sweetwater Age Dependency

66.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Sweetwater Sex Ratio

Female

3,238

55.13%

Male

2,635

44.87%

Sweetwater Population by Age

Sweetwater Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sweetwater Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male33.3%66.7%
Female42%58%
Non Family52.4%47.6%
All58.5%41.5%
Married71.8%28.2%

58.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sweetwater Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1752.6158.5
Married1,0673.1871.8
Non Family5421.2252.4
Female3862.7142
Male1803.2333.3

2.96

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Sweetwater Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2927.19%
9th to 12th Grade41810.29%
High School Graduate1,67841.30%
Some College77319.03%
Associates Degree3067.53%
Bachelors Degree42510.46%
Graduate Degree1714.21%
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Sweetwater Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sweetwater Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,6473,029527
Black28221528
Hispanic6245
Asian414141
2+ Races3123
Other Race2811

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Sweetwater Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,615$32,936$25,833
Less Than 9th Grade$$30,568$
High School Graduate$28,333$31,000$24,936
Some College$30,691$33,728$24,716
Bachelors Degree$39,792$57,708$32,955
Graduate Degree$47,188$60,729$40,500

$30,615

Average Earnings

$32,936

Average Male

$25,833

Average Female

Sweetwater Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sweetwater Language by Age

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Sweetwater Language

97.68% of Sweetwater residents speak only English, while 2.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.98% of the population.

Sweetwater Language

Sweetwater Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,83275115.54%
Asian9494100.00%
Black4307918.37%
Hispanic2123717.45%
Multiple1122017.86%

17.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.05%

Male Poverty Rate

20.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sweetwater

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sweetwater is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sweetwater is White, with 15.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.87%.

Sweetwater Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.07%
High School16.60%
Some College11.20%
Bachelors or Greater8.60%

Sweetwater Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed65.93%
Female Employed9.89%
Male Employed6.43%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Sweetwater Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sweetwater Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,158$52,328
Families$44,789$58,903
Married Families$60,739-
Non Families$19,726$28,732
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Income by Household Type

Sweetwater Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Sweetwater Married by Age and Sex

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Sweetwater Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sweetwater Marital Status by Race

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Sweetwater Marital Status

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236

Number of Veterans

225

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam109
Second Gulf War37
Korea18
First Gulf War18
World War II12

Sweetwater Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7487
75+55
18 to 3437
55 to 6433
35 to 5424

Sweetwater Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2255.41%
Black113.57%

Sweetwater Veterans by Race

Sweetwater Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sweetwater Veterans by Education

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56.5%

Labor Force Participation

51.9%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Sweetwater Employment by Age

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Sweetwater Employment by Race

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Sweetwater Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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60.67%

Born in Sweetwater

97.79%

Native Born

2.21%

Foreign Born

0.32%

Non Citizen

1.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.79% of Sweetwater residents were born in the United States, with 60.67% having been born in Tennessee. 0.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Sweetwater Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,959320.54%
20205,927320.54%
20195,895320.55%
20185,863-4-0.07%
20175,867-7-0.12%
20165,87430.05%
20155,871130.22%
20145,85820.03%
20135,856130.22%
20125,843100.17%
20115,833210.36%
20105,8122260.40%
20005,5865200.98%
19905,0663410.70%
19804,7253850.85%
19704,3401950.46%
19604,145-54-0.13%
19504,1991,6064.94%
19402,5930.00%

Sweetwater Population by Year