Sweetwater, Arizona

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Population in July 2007: 5,637.
Males: 2,788  (49.5%)
Females: 2,849  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  25.9 years
Arizona median age:  34.2 years

Zip code: 86514

Estimated median household income in 2013: $17,819 (it was $14,255 in 2000)
Sweetwater:

$17,819
AZ:

$48,510

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $8,215 (it was $6,188 in 2000)

Sweetwater CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $47,190 (it was $19,700 in 2000)
Sweetwater:

$47,190
AZ:

$166,000
  • Races in Sweetwater, AZ (2000)

    Sweetwater races chart
    • 5,47696.8%American Indian alone
    • 961.7%White alone
    • 400.7%Two or more races
    • 380.7%Hispanic
    • 60.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Sweetwater: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST (no DST) time zone

Land area: 1154.6 square miles.

Population density: 4.9 people per square mile   (very low).

Sweetwater, Arizona map

For population 25 years and over in Sweetwater:

  • High school or higher: 51.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 23.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 50.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sweetwater CCD:

  • Never married: 39.6%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 4.3%

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

Sweetwater CCD:  1.0% ($199)
Arizona:  0.9% ($962)
Sweetwater satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Coconino, AZ (165.3 miles , pop. 74,488).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (189.5 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (270.5 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Rock Point, AZ (4.0 miles ), Red Mesa, AZ (4.0 miles ), Round Rock, AZ (4.2 miles ), Teec Nos Pos, AZ (4.3 miles ), Beclabito, NM (4.4 miles ), Lukachukai, AZ (4.7 miles ), Dennehotso, AZ (5.5 miles ), Tsaile, AZ (5.5 miles ).

Latitude: 36.73 N, Longitude: 109.34 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 928

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

17.8%
Arizona:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (3%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Apparel (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Electricians (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (15%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Sweetwater, Arizona

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Sweetwater-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Arizona state average. It is 324% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 442.0 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 427.5 miles away from Sweetwater center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 434.6 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 512.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1992 at 10:26:20, a magnitude 5.9 (5.7 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.9 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 229.7 miles away from Sweetwater center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 554.6 miles away from the city center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Apache County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sweetwater:

  • San Juan College (about 65 miles; Farmington, NM; Full-time enrollment: 5,112)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 90 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 168 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Coconino Community College (about 169 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 2,090)
  • Northern Arizona University (about 169 miles; Flagstaff, AZ; FT enrollment: 22,494)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 183 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 188 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)

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Notable locations in Sweetwater: Red Rock Trading Post (A), Buffalo Pass Campground (B), Rock Point Trading Post (C), Floating House Ruins (D), Rock Point Community School Fire Department (E), Teec Nos Pos Ambulance Service (F), Teec Nos Pos Chapter House (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Sweetwater: Navajo Lutheran Missions (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Big Lake (A), Walker Creek Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Blackhorse Creek (A), Dry Farm Wash (B), Cove Wash (C), Lukachukai Creek (D), Sweetwater Wash (E), Standing Redrock Creek (F), Kit Sili Wash (G), Pine Wash (H), Tyende Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sweetwater include: Tohache Recreation Area (1), Mexican Water Recreation Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Apache County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:  3.3 people
Arizona:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.3%
Whole state:  66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.1%
Whole state:  7.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

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

48.3%
Whole state:

13.9%

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

30.0%
Whole state:

6.2%

Sweetwater compared to Arizona state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below 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 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

32.3
Arizona average:

13.1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35%)
  • Coal or coke (6%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Electricity (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sweetwater CCD (based on Apache County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other15,37735
Catholic15,00013
Evangelical Protestant3,83473
Mainline Protestant71511
None36,592-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Apache County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Apache County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arizona:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 33
Apache County:

4.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

2.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.8%
Arizona:

8.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Apache County:

31.5%
Arizona:

22.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.2%
State:

14.2%

9.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,666 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.99%
Arizona average:

5.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from McKinley County, NM  1.96% ($25,450 average AGI)
from Maricopa County, AZ  1.72% ($30,479)
from Navajo County, AZ  1.55% ($27,807)


9.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.35%
Arizona average:

5.60%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($106 average AGI)
Apache County:

0.05%
Arizona average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to McKinley County, NM  2.04% ($23,221 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  1.53% ($29,666)
to Navajo County, AZ  1.35% ($27,548)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sweetwater:

  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KMIA (710 AM; 50 kW; BLACK CANYON CITY, AZ; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRZE (1280 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: J. THOMAS DEVELOPMENT OF NM, INC.)
  • KFNX (1100 AM; 50 kW; CAVE CREEK, AZ; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sweetwater:

  • K289AD (105.7 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • KFXR-FM (107.3 FM; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K248AJ (97.5 FM; MONTICELLO, UT; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • KRMH (89.7 FM; RED MESA, AZ; Owner: RED MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DIST NO. 27)

TV broadcast stations around Sweetwater:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • Approx 8.2 Miles (13.2 Km) S Of Us-160 (Lat: 36.851639 Lon: -109.423750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.1 m, Call Sign: KNKN208
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/18/2009, Expiration Date: 10/01/2019
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8678, Fax: (703) 584-8694, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Renee Chappell, Near Bia Route 5046 / 0.7 Miles Sw Of Sweetwater Chapter Hous (Lat: 36.848111 Lon: -109.437889), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 60.6 m
    Registrant: 9285370690, Chappell@cellularoneaz.Com, 1500 S. WHITE MOUNTAIN RD.
  • Renee Chappell, Near Bia Route 5046 / 0.7 Miles Sw Of Sweetwater Chapter Hous (Lat: 36.848111 Lon: -109.437889), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 60.6 m
    Registrant: 9285370690, Chappell@cellularoneaz.Com, 1500 S. WHITE MOUNTAIN RD.

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Sweetwater Domestic Water Reservoir (Lat: 36.911111 Lon: -109.368444), Call Sign: KNHM241
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/28/2003, Expiration Date: 09/15/2013
    Registrant: Navajo Tribal Utility Authority, North Hwy Route 12, Fort Defiance, AZ 86504-0170, Phone: (928) 729-4705, Fax: (928) 729-4670, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Sweetwater, Ir 35 Zip 86514 (Lat: 36.848083 Lon: -109.437917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQLK539
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 10795.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/23/2010, Expiration Date: 02/23/2020, Certifier: Melissa Covington
    Registrant: Americas Communications LLC, 3702 E Roeser Rd Ste 5, Phoenix, AZ 85040, Phone: (602) 304-1760, Fax: (877) 284-0791, Email:
  • RFBUTTE, Mp 32 Ir 30 (Lat: 36.460944 Lon: -109.096111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WQOF807
    Assigned Frequencies: 17815.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/13/2011, Expiration Date: 09/13/2021, Certifier: Christopher L Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

Sweetwater on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Social scientists and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life and physical scientists (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very long commute times (90 or more minutes) (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal care and service occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and office occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Therapists (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Art and design workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal appearance workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 (86514) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other groups first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #46 (86514) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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