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Population in 2012: 250 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.8%
 

Males: 98  (39.4%)
Females: 152  (60.6%)

Median resident age:  39.0 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 36782.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $54,785 (it was $50,781 in 2000)
Sweet Water:

$54,785
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,073

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $100,736 (it was $104,000 in 2000)
Sweet Water:

$100,736
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $206,286; Detached houses: $228,000; Mobile homes: $25,333
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  • White alone - 235 (91.1%)
  • Black alone - 20 (7.8%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (1.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sweet Water: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (25.0%), English (17.2%), Irish (9.7%), Danish (5.6%), Subsaharan African (4.1%), Scottish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 202 feet

Land area: 1.97 square miles.

Population density: 127 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sweet Water:

  • High school or higher: 91.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sweet Water town:

  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 60.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
Alabama:  2.9%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Sweet Water, Alabama as of December 19, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sweet Water to the number of sex offenders is 125 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $400 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $321 (0.4%)

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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

Sweet Water household income distribution Sweet Water home values distribution

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.91
Alabama average:

2.28
Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.1%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-8.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (40%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (22%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Supervisors of transportation and material moving workers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (16%)
  • Registered nurses (16%)
  • Secondary school teachers (14%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)

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Tornado activity:

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).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Sweet Water:

  • THOMASVILLE HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; THOMASVILLE, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Sweet Water, AL

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sweet Water:

  • University of West Alabama (about 36 miles; Livingston, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,279)
  • Meridian Community College (about 54 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,932)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 63 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 73 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 3,652)
  • East Central Community College (about 77 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,155)
  • The University of Alabama (about 80 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 24,935)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 86 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 4,027)

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Notable locations in Sweet Water: Sweet Water Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (A), Sweet Water Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Sweet Water: Sweet Water Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sheep Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Sweet Water: Nolan Atkins Stadium (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2002 and SEP-2002, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-10-2002), St Public Notif received (NOV-18-2002), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2003)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2002 and JUN-2002, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-24-2002), St Compliance achieved (JAN-06-2003), St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2003), St Public Notif received (APR-28-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-18-1998), St Public Notif received (OCT-08-1998)

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)

Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.6%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.2%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sweet Water, AL

Sweet Water compared to Alabama state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Banks with branches in Sweet Water (2011 data):

  • Sweet Water State Bank: at 31385 Alabama Highway 10, branch established on 1913/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $88.6 mil, Deposits: $77.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Tombigbee Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sweet Water travel time to work - commute


Sweet Water mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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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%
Here51.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchCatholic Church
Adherents68.4%16.6%3.1%2.5%2.2%
Congregations44.6%23.1%7.7%3.1%1.5%
Name Mennonite Church of God in ChristChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents1.9%1.9%1.5%0.7%1.2%
Congregations1.5%4.6%1.5%1.5%10.8%
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: 6
Marengo County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Marengo County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Marengo County:

8.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.6%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Marengo County:

37.0%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.7%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$1,488$17,8560$0
Streets and Highways 1$1,594$19,1280$0
Totals for Government 2$3,082$18,4920$0


5.29% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,335 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.29%
Alabama average:

6.81%

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 Clarke County, AL  0.40% ($27,250 average AGI)
from Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.34% ($26,000)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.33% ($24,043)


5.76% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,203 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
Alabama average:

6.16%

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 Tuscaloosa County, AL  0.80% ($31,947 average AGI)
to Hale County, AL  0.38% ($32,148)
to Montgomery County, AL  0.37% ($26,962)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sweet Water:

  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJDB (630 AM; 1 kW; THOMASVILLE, AL; Owner: GRIFFIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WALT (910 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYNI (930 AM; 5 kW; MONROEVILLE, AL; Owner: MCKISSICK ENTERPRISES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sweet Water:

  • WINL (98.5 FM; LINDEN, AL; Owner: WEST ALABAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMBV (91.9 FM; DIXONS MILLS, AL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WKXK (96.7 FM; PINE HILL, AL; Owner: AUTAUGAVILLE RADIO, INC.)
  • WJDQ (101.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJDB-FM (95.5 FM; THOMASVILLE, AL; Owner: GRIFFIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSLY (104.9 FM; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNPT-FM (102.9 FM; LINDEN, AL; Owner: BECKHAM PALMER III AS RECEIVER)
  • WBMH (106.1 FM; GROVE HILL, AL; Owner: CAPITAL ASSETS, INC.)
  • WZNJ (106.5 FM; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ROSS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPRN-FM (107.7 FM; LISMAN, AL; Owner: BUTLER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Sweet Water:

  • WIIQ (Channel 41; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)

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
  • Gerald J Sweeney, Near 10626 Hwy 69 (Lat: 32.116167 Lon: -88.005111), Type: 88.4, Structure height: 01091 m, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 5042322450, Jerry@towerenginc.Com, 119 VETERINARIAN ROAD
  • Gerald J Sweeney, Near 120 County Road 41 (Lat: 32.050167 Lon: -88.026361), Type: 88.4, Structure height: 01091 m, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 5042322450, Jerry@towerenginc.Com, 119 VETERINARIAN ROAD
  • Gerald J Sweeney, Near 120 County Road 41 (Lat: 32.050167 Lon: -88.026361), Type: 88.4, Structure height: 01091 m, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 5042322450, Jerry@towerenginc.Com, 119 VETERINARIAN ROAD
  • Gerald J Sweeney, Near 10626 Hwy 69 (Lat: 32.116167 Lon: -88.005111), Type: 88.4, Structure height: 01091 m, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 5042322450, Jerry@towerenginc.Com, 119 VETERINARIAN ROAD
  • Gerald J Sweeney, Near 120 County Road 41 (Lat: 32.050167 Lon: -88.026361), Type: 88.4, Structure height: 01091 m, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 5042322450, Jerry@towerenginc.Com, 119 VETERINARIAN ROAD
  • GERALD J SWEENEY, Near 10626 Hwy 69 (Lat: 32.116167 Lon: -88.005111), Type: 88.4, Structure height: 01091 m, Overall height: 85.3 m
    Registrant: 5042322450, Jerry@towerenginc.Com, 119 VETERINARIAN ROAD

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KD4OAY
    Grant Date: 05/05/1992, Expiration Date: 05/05/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2004
    Registrant: Steven A Norris, Rt 1 Box 292, Sweet Water, AL 36782
  • Call Sign: KF4BJG, Previous Call Sign: N4MMH
    Grant Date: 06/28/1995, Expiration Date: 06/28/2005, Cancellation Date: 06/29/2007
    Registrant: Roger D Gunter, Rt 2 Box 179, Sweet Water, AL 36782
  • Call Sign: KK4QAM, Licensee ID: L01778271
    Grant Date: 04/03/2013, Expiration Date: 04/03/2023, Certifier: Donald H Gibbs Jr
    Registrant: Donald H Gibbs Jr, 3770 Wayne Rd, Sweet Water, AL 36782


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Sweet Water


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Most common first names in Sweet Water, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2173.2 years
Mary1878.3 years
William1574.8 years
John1378.9 years
George1276.2 years
Annie1177.5 years
Johnnie1179.3 years
Robert1179.6 years
Willie973.9 years
Ella881.9 years
Most common last names in Sweet Water, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Etheridge2879.8 years
Williams2172.8 years
Jones2073.7 years
Dixon1974.9 years
Lewis1878.8 years
Rogers1879.9 years
Huckabee1779.6 years
Adams1474.3 years
Harris1463.5 years
Walker1279.3 years

Sweet Water on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Paper"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Social scientists and related workers"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Vending machine operators"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks"
  • #76 (36782) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking English at home (pop 1,000+)"
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