Sweetwater is a city located in Nolan County Texas. Sweetwater has a 2020 population of 10,566. It is also the county seat of Nolan County. Sweetwater is currently declining at a rate of -0.26% annually and its population has decreased by -0.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,622 in 2010.
The average household income in Sweetwater is $55,007 with a poverty rate of 16.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $732 per month, and the median house value is $69,300. The median age in Sweetwater is 35.1 years, 33 years for males, and 37 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sweetwaterwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.06%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 30.00%.
73.16% of Sweetwater residents speak only English, while 26.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.21% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Sweetwater is Native, with 39.02% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Sweetwater is Hispanic, with 16.76% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.54%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Sweetwater
93.58% of Sweetwater residents were born in the United States, with 75.31% having been born in Texas. 4.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
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