Sweet, Idaho

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Population in July 2007: 1,128.
Males: 602  (53.5%)
Females: 526  (46.5%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
Idaho median age:  33.2 years

Zip code: 83657

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,684 (it was $31,974 in 2000)
Sweet:

$37,684
ID:

$45,489
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,947 (it was $14,210 in 2000)

Sweet CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $209,954 (it was $145,300 in 2000)
Sweet:

$209,954
ID:

$154,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $316,326; Detached houses: $295,010; Mobile homes: $461,901
Sweet races chart
  • White alone - 978 (93.9%)
  • Hispanic - 41 (3.9%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.10%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sweet: 216.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 2560 feet

Land area: 453.6 square miles.

Population density: 2.5 people per square mile   (very low).

Sweet, Idaho map

For population 25 years and over in Sweet:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sweet CCD:

  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 65.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 11.0%



According to our research of Idaho and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sweet, Idaho as of January 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sweet to the number of sex offenders is 1,128 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Sweet CCD:  0.6% ($803)
Idaho:  1.0% ($1,007)
Sweet satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Boise, ID (37.2 miles , pop. 185,787).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (321.7 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (704.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Banks, ID (3.2 miles) , Smiths Ferry, ID (3.9 miles) , Crouch, ID (4.1 miles) , Horseshoe Bend, ID (4.1 miles ), Emmett Bench, ID (4.6 miles ), Emmett, ID (4.6 miles ), Emmett Valley, ID (4.7 miles ), Placerville, ID (4.8 miles) .

Latitude: 44.15 N, Longitude: 116.31 W

Area code: 208

Sweet household income distribution Sweet home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.5%
Idaho:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (6%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (8%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Air transportation workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

Work and jobs in Sweet: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sweet, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Sweet-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Idaho state average. It is 331% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 124.5 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 280.9 miles away from Sweet center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 259.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/1954 at 11:07:12, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 353.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/21/1932 at 06:10:09, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 400.8 miles away from Sweet center
On 10/29/1983 at 23:29:11, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 114.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gem County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sweet:

  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 35 miles; Ontario, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,055)
  • Boise State University (about 38 miles; Boise, ID; FT enrollment: 16,774)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 39 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 6,300)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (about 43 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,290)
  • Eastern Oregon University (about 120 miles; La Grande, OR; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 143 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 5,051)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 161 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)

Public elementary/middle school in Sweet:

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Notable locations in Sweet: Indian Jakes (A), Van Duesan Ranch (B), Antelope Campground (C), Sage Hen Dam Recreation Site (D), Third Fork Guard Station (E), Third Fork Project Camp (F), Hollywood Point Campground (G), Eastside Campground (H), Sage Hen Campground (I), Butte Ranch (J), Gem County Fire District 2 Sweet Station (K), Gem County Fire District 2 Ola Station (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Sweet Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Beech Lake (A), Gabes Bathtub (B), Sage Hen Reservoir (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Anderson Creek (A), Bristol Creek (B), Brush Creek (C), Church Creek (D), Coon Creek (E), Corral Creek (F), Fourmile Creek (G), Jackson Creek (H), Jakes Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Gem County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 43.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

43.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 9.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.61
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sweet and their reported violations in the past:

TRIANGLE RESTAURANT (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Idaho:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  74.7%
Whole state:  69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.1%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.0%
Whole state:

11.8%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.4%
Whole state:

4.6%
11 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children in 2000

Sweet compared to Idaho state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Wood (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sweet CCD (based on Gem County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.20%
Here: 35.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristInternational Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Adherents46.1%10.7%5.7%5.7%4.8%
Congregations26.1%4.3%4.3%4.3%4.3%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the NazareneUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents4.2%3.7%3.3%3.3%12.4%
Congregations4.3%4.3%8.7%4.3%34.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Gem County:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Gem County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Gem County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

6.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Gem County:

30.4%
Idaho:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.3%
State:

11.7%

9.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,833 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.47%
Idaho average:

9.61%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ada County, ID  2.46% ($45,396 average AGI)
from Canyon County, ID  1.10% ($39,417)
from Payette County, ID  0.33% ($33,222)


8.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,742 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.75%
Idaho average:

8.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ada County, ID  3.37% ($28,181 average AGI)
to Canyon County, ID  1.55% ($26,202)
to Payette County, ID  0.54% ($33,207)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sweet:

  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBSU (730 AM; 15 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KBGN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: NELSON M. AND KAREN E. WILSON)
  • KGEM (1140 AM; 10 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KIDO (580 AM; 5 kW; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFXD (630 AM; 5 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSRV (1380 AM; 5 kW; ONTARIO, OR; Owner: HBG-RADIO ONTARIO LLC)
  • KKIC (950 AM; 4 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: WESTERN PACIFIC, INC)
  • KTIK (1350 AM; 5 kW; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KIOV (1450 AM; 1 kW; PAYETTE, ID; Owner: ASSOCIATES COMMUNICATIONS OF IDAHO,)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sweet:

  • KWEI-FM (99.5 FM; FRUITLAND, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KJHY (101.9 FM; EMMETT, ID; Owner: CAPITAL WEST INC)
  • KIZN (92.3 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKGL (96.9 FM; NAMPA, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KQFC (97.9 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZMG (93.1 FM; NEW PLYMOUTH, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBSU-FM (90.3 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KBSX (91.5 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • KCIX (105.9 FM; GARDEN CITY, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRVB (94.9 FM; NAMPA, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KXLT-FM (107.9 FM; EAGLE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJOT (105.1 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KTHI (107.1 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KBXL (94.1 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: KSPD, INC.)
  • KTSY (89.5 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: GEM STATE ADVENTIST ACADEMY)
  • KSAS-FM (103.3 FM; CALDWELL, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLTB (104.3 FM; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDZY (98.3 FM; MCCALL, ID; Owner: KSPD, INC.)
  • KQXR (100.3 FM; PAYETTE, ID; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSRV-FM (96.1 FM; ONTARIO, OR; Owner: HBG-RADIO ONTARIO LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sweet:

  • KTRV (Channel 12; NAMPA, ID; Owner: IDAHO INDEPENDENT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K30GS (Channel 30; BOISE, ID; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SQUAW BUTTE, 5.2 Mi W Of (Lat: 44.018778 Lon: -116.405139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 17.7 m, Call Sign: KGG29
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.90 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6093.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/03/2010, Expiration Date: 08/01/2020, Certifier: Jerry Piper
    Registrant: Great Basin Electronics, Inc, 1886 Ridge Point Drive, West Point, UT 84015, Phone: (801) 702-7287, Fax: (801) 528-6573, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KD5ECV, Licensee ID: L00266549
    Grant Date: 02/04/1999, Expiration Date: 05/04/2008, Cancellation Date: 07/06/2000
    Registrant: Lee M Campbell, Sweet, ID 83670
  • Call Sign: KE7CJE, Licensee ID: L00947499
    Grant Date: 12/02/2004, Expiration Date: 12/02/2014, Certifier: Blake F Probst
    Registrant: Blake F Probst, 9505 Ola Rd, Sweet, ID 83670
  • Call Sign: KG7ALT, Licensee ID: L01755909
    Grant Date: 12/28/2012, Expiration Date: 12/28/2022, Certifier: Melvin J Bromgard
    Registrant: Melvin J Bromgard, 8150 Sweet Ola Hwy, Sweet, ID 83670

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Sweet on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secretaries and administrative assistants"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Professional and related occupations:"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Grocery and related product merchant wholesalers"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Other health and personal care stores"
  • #41 (83657) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries"
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