Sweetwater, Texas Population 2022

10,566
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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.

Sweetwater Demographics

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

  • White: 82.52%
  • Black or African American: 7.24%
  • Other race: 6.20%
  • Two or more races: 2.98%
  • Native American: 0.82%
  • Asian: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sweetwater, Texas is 10,566 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,622.

Sweetwater, Texas Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201015,2440.00%
201115,143-101-0.67%
201214,932-211-1.41%
201315,0681360.90%
201415,126580.38%
201515,111-15-0.10%
201615,044-67-0.45%
201714,854-190-1.28%
201814,799-55-0.37%
201914,714-85-0.58%
202014,629-85-0.58%
202114,544-85-0.58%

Sweetwater Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,74882.52%
Black or African American7687.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native870.82%
Asian250.24%
Some Other Race6576.20%
Two or More Races3162.98%
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Sweetwater Population by Race

Sweetwater Population Pyramid 2022

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Sweetwater Median Age

34.6


Total

32.6


Male

36.8


Female

Sweetwater Adults

There are 7,618 adults, (1,584 of whom are seniors) in Sweetwater.

Sweetwater Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sweetwater Sex Ratio

Female

5,071

47.84%

Male

5,530

52.16%

Sweetwater Population by Age

Sweetwater Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sweetwater Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.7%28.3%
All58.2%41.8%
Non Family54.7%45.3%
Female34.9%65.1%
Male33.8%66.2%

58.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sweetwater Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,7522.7758.2
Married1,6903.5171.7
Male2813.5733.8
Female4933.9234.9
Non Family1,2881.1854.7

3.45

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

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Sweetwater Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4857.49%
9th to 12th Grade81912.64%
High School Graduate2,30035.50%
Some College1,49823.12%
Associates Degree6219.59%
Bachelors Degree4897.55%
Graduate Degree2664.11%
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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
2+ Races1108433
White3,5002,977577
Other Race40328550
Black29423421
Native American72304
Hispanic2,5781,880120
Asian2515

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%.

Sweetwater Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,614$32,355$22,393
Less Than 9th Grade$23,633$27,781$15,216
High School Graduate$27,457$31,864$20,677
Some College$31,638$38,110$26,750
Bachelors Degree$27,022$27,279$
Graduate Degree$60,870$66,366$54,083

$28,614

Average Earnings

$32,355

Average Male

$22,393

Average Female

Sweetwater Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sweetwater Language by Age

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Sweetwater Language

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.

Sweetwater Language

Sweetwater Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native823239.02%
Multiple3168827.85%
Black72718525.45%
White4,92474415.11%
Other110NaN%
Hispanic4,58776916.76%

16.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.65%

Male Poverty Rate

18.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sweetwater

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%.

Sweetwater Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.27%
High School11.13%
Some College21.53%
Bachelors or Greater2.65%

Sweetwater Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.46%
Male Unemployed30.14%
Female Employed11.76%
Female Unemployed51.63%

Sweetwater Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sweetwater Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,577$54,893
Families$50,571$64,624
Married Families$59,655-
Non Families$20,849$32,859
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Income by Household Type

Sweetwater Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

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 35-44, 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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414

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War95
First Gulf War85
Vietnam102
Korea80
World War II

Sweetwater Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3479
35 to 54122
55 to 6412
65 to 7474
75+127

Sweetwater Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3906.04%
Black40.81%
Native American811.11%
Other Race40.88%
2+ Races86.45%
Hispanic1254.16%

Sweetwater Veterans by Race

Sweetwater Veterans by Education

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14.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sweetwater Veterans by Education

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59.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

6.3%

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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75.31%

Born in Sweetwater

93.58%

Native Born

6.42%

Foreign Born

4.49%

Non Citizen

1.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Sweetwater Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19104,1760.00%
19204,3071310.31%
193010,8486,5419.68%
194010,367-481-0.45%
195013,6193,2522.77%
196013,9142950.21%
197012,020-1,894-1.45%
198012,2422220.18%
199011,967-275-0.23%
200011,415-552-0.47%
201010,906-509-0.46%
201110,878-28-0.26%
201210,850-28-0.26%
201310,822-28-0.26%
201410,794-28-0.26%
201510,766-28-0.26%
201610,738-28-0.26%
201710,710-28-0.26%
201810,682-28-0.26%
201910,654-28-0.26%
202010,622-32-0.30%
202110,594-28-0.26%
202210,566-28-0.26%

Sweetwater Population by Year