For population 25 years and over in Sweet Water:
For population 15 years and over in Sweet Water town:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $400 (0.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (79.1 miles , pop. 77,906).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (94.6 miles , pop. 201,568).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (474.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).
Nearest cities: Nanafalia, AL (2.7 miles) , Dixons Mill, AL (2.9 miles) , Putnam, AL (3.3 miles) , Myrtlewood, AL (3.4 miles) , Pennington, AL (3.6 miles ), Linden, AL (3.8 miles ), Thomasville, AL (3.9 miles ), Pine Hill, AL (4.2 miles ).
Latitude: 32.10 N, Longitude: 87.87 W
Area code: 334
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-8.6%).
Work and jobs in Sweet Water: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Sweet Water, Alabama
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Sweet Water-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 90% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.7 miles away from the Sweet Water town center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused $2 million in damages.
On 5/27/1973, a category F4 tornado 30.1 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Sweet Water-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 97.1 miles away from Sweet Water center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 37.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1997 at 23:27:12, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 76.6 miles away from Sweet Water center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 97.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Marengo County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 4, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Sweet Water:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sweet Water:
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Sweet Water and their reported violations in the past:SWEETWATER WATER & SEWER BOARD (Population served: 495, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.2%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Sweet Water compared to Alabama state average:
Banks with branches in Sweet Water (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Sweet Water town (based on Marengo County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.11%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.29% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,335 average adjusted gross income)
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:
5.76% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,203 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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Sweet Water fatal accident list:
Aug 20, 1992 09:05 PM, 1073, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 5, 1989 09:17 AM, 10, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:6
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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