Sweetwater, Texas Population 2021

10,323
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Sweetwater is a city located in Nolan County Texas. It is also the county seat of Nolan County. With a 2020 population of 10,323, it is the 237th largest city in Texas and the 3025th largest city in the United States . Sweetwater is currently declining at a rate of -0.70% annually and its population has decreased by -5.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,906 in 2010. Sweetwater reached it's highest population of 13,914 in 1960. Spanning over 11 miles, Sweetwater has a population density of 932 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sweetwater is $55,007 with a poverty rate of 17.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $691 per month, and the median house value is $68,100. 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 Sweetwater was:

  • White: 84.46%
  • Black or African American: 8.17%
  • Other race: 5.02%
  • Two or more races: 1.40%
  • Native American: 0.55%
  • Asian: 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sweetwater, Texas is 10,323 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,542.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,906.

Sweetwater, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

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

Sweetwater Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,97584.46%
Black or African American8688.17%
Some Other Race5335.02%
Two or More Races1491.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native580.55%
Asian430.40%
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Sweetwater Population by Race

Sweetwater Population Pyramid $2021

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Sweetwater Median Age

35.1


Total

33


Male

37


Female

Sweetwater Adults

There are 7,681 adults, (1,680 of whom are seniors) in Sweetwater.

Sweetwater Age Dependency

77.1

Age Dependency Ratio

28

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Sweetwater Sex Ratio

Female

5,123

48.21%

Male

5,503

51.79%

Sweetwater Population by Age

Sweetwater Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sweetwater Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.9%29.1%
All58%42%
Non Family52.8%47.2%
Female38.3%61.7%
Male34.7%65.3%

58.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sweetwater Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,7452.7858
Married1,7083.4770.9
Non Family1,3101.252.8
Female4594.2238.3
Male2683.6634.7

3.51

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

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Sweetwater Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5718.83%
9th to 12th Grade79912.35%
High School Graduate2,38636.88%
Some College1,53923.79%
Associates Degree5077.84%
Bachelors Degree4817.44%
Graduate Degree1862.88%
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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
White3,5093,060510
Hispanic2,5411,722104
Other Race376177
Black31924620
2+ Races694233
Native American5817
Asian4327

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.20%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 47.83%.

Sweetwater Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,663$34,773$22,308
Less Than 9th Grade$25,989$28,337$16,776
High School Graduate$28,191$40,350$20,930
Some College$30,517$36,357$23,654
Bachelors Degree$38,906$31,750$49,306
Graduate Degree$54,904$66,471$

$28,663

Average Earnings

$34,773

Average Male

$22,308

Average Female

Sweetwater Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sweetwater Language by Age

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Sweetwater Language

72.89% of Sweetwater residents speak only English, while 27.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 25.83% of the population.

Sweetwater Language

Sweetwater Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,55692620.32%
White4,92164513.11%
Black83620925.00%
Multiple1464933.56%
Other504438.53%
Native503366.00%

17.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.52%

Male Poverty Rate

18.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sweetwater

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sweetwater is Native, with 66.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sweetwater is Other, with 8.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.95%.

Sweetwater Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College16.05%
Less Than 9th Grade14.26%
High School13.91%
Bachelors or Greater3.30%

Sweetwater Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed37.74%
Female Employed12.53%
Female Unemployed10.74%
Male Employed3.91%

Sweetwater Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sweetwater Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,549$55,007
Families$55,046$68,013
Married Families$61,830-
Non Families$21,944$28,624
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Income by Household Type

Sweetwater Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.4%

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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438

Number of Veterans

418

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam116
Korea77
Second Gulf War60
First Gulf War47
World War II

Sweetwater Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+158
35 to 5490
65 to 7485
55 to 6462
18 to 3443

Sweetwater Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4226.43%
Hispanic1344.49%
Black112.01%
2+ Races56.76%

Sweetwater Veterans by Race

Sweetwater Veterans by Education

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13.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

57.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sweetwater Veterans by Education

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60.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

5.8%

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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79.21%

Born in Sweetwater

94.57%

Native Born

5.43%

Foreign Born

3.75%

Non Citizen

1.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.57% of Sweetwater residents were born in the United States, with 79.21% having been born in Texas. 3.75% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,323-73-0.70%
202010,396-73-0.70%
201910,469-73-0.69%
201810,542-50-0.47%
201710,592-146-1.36%
201610,738-61-0.56%
201510,799-19-0.18%
201410,818310.29%
201310,787930.87%
201210,694-159-1.47%
201110,853-81-0.74%
201010,934-481-0.43%
200011,415-552-0.47%
199011,967-275-0.23%
198012,2422220.18%
197012,020-1,894-1.45%
196013,9142950.21%
195013,6193,2522.77%
194010,367-481-0.45%
193010,8486,5419.68%
19204,3071310.31%
19104,1760.00%

Sweetwater Population by Year