Sweetwater, Tennessee

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Population in 2013: 5,899 (86% urban, 14% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.6%
 
Males: 2,795  (47.4%)
Females: 3,104  (52.6%)
Median resident age:  48.8 years
Tennessee median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 37874.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,350 (it was $28,323 in 2000)
Sweetwater:

$37,350
TN:

$44,297

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,808 (it was $16,746 in 2000)

Sweetwater city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $105,931 (it was $68,200 in 2000)
Sweetwater:

$105,931
TN:

$140,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $572.

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  • Races in Sweetwater, TN (2010)

    Sweetwater races chart
    • 5,04987.6%White alone
    • 3606.2%Black alone
    • 1833.2%Hispanic
    • 971.7%Two or more races
    • 540.9%Asian alone
    • 180.3%American Indian alone
    • 30.05%Other race alone

Races in Sweetwater detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Sweetwater: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (22.3%), German (18.2%), Irish (13.3%), English (8.7%), Scotch-Irish (4.8%), Dutch (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1901

Land area: 6.90 square miles.

Population density: 856 people per square mile   (low).

Sweetwater,TN real estate house value index trend

Sweetwater, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Sweetwater:

  • High school or higher: 78.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sweetwater city:

  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

94 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
Tennessee:

4.7%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Sweetwater, Tennessee as of July 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sweetwater to the number of sex offenders is 202 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $676 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $813 (0.9%)

Sweetwater satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (39.0 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (127.5 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (464.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Philadelphia, TN (2.5 miles ), Niota, TN (2.8 miles ), Madisonville, TN (2.9 miles ), Loudon, TN (3.4 miles ), Englewood, TN (3.5 miles ), Barnard, TN (3.6 miles ), Athens, TN (3.6 miles ), Tellico Village, TN (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 34 buildings, average cost: $62,400
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $56,900
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $54,900
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $67,800
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $68,600
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $82,200
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $82,200
  • 2004: 51 buildings, average cost: $71,500
  • 2005: 69 buildings, average cost: $97,900
  • 2006: 46 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 2007: 29 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 2008: 27 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $101,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.60 N, Longitude: 84.47 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,040 (+34.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,030 (49.6%)

Area code: 423

Sweetwater household income distribution Sweetwater home values distribution

Crime rates in Sweetwater by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 000001000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.015.60.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 102021011400
per 100,000 17.70.035.10.032.315.60.014.814.868.80.00.0
Robberies 153635447125
per 100,000 17.787.852.6102.748.477.960.359.2103.917.234.085.2
Assaults 493538454652523826303025
per 100,000 869.4614.9666.0770.2742.5810.1783.4562.3385.8515.8509.9425.9
Burglaries 396670705852655980655280
per 100,000 692.01,159.51,226.81,198.0936.2810.1979.2873.01,186.91,117.6883.81,362.9
Thefts 114238272221263239210136192157136159
per 100,000 2,022.74,181.34,766.93,782.34,245.43,723.33,163.62,012.42,848.72,699.42,311.42,708.7
Auto thefts 171712292119112119161914
per 100,000 301.6298.7210.3496.3339.0296.0165.7310.7281.9275.1322.9238.5
Arson 133222230012
per 100,000 17.752.752.634.232.331.230.144.40.00.017.034.1
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.2) 349.7425.1474.2463.5455.0462.1386.2311.1342.5374.6294.7336.3

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Sweetwater detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 20 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.24
Tennessee average:

2.56

Sweetwater tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.9%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +443 (+8.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Sweetwater, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sweetwater-area historical tornado activity is below Tennessee state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the Sweetwater city center killed 4 people and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/15/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sweetwater-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 31.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 101.0 miles away from Sweetwater center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 182.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 164.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 272.9 miles away from Sweetwater center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 246.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sweetwater topographic map

Birthplace of: Butch Baker - Country musician, Kippy Brown - Football player and coach, Van Epperson - Actor, Andre Simpson - College football player (Tennessee Volunteers), Dwight Henry - Politician, Paul Dean Holt - Former NASCAR driver.

Hospitals and medical centers in Sweetwater:

  • SWEETWATER HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 304 WRIGHT ST)
  • FMC SKYWAY (783 NEW HIGHWAY 68)
  • ROCKY TOP DIALYSIS (921 NEW HWY 68)
  • INTREPID USA HEALTHCARE SERVICES (414 SWEETWATER VONORE ROAD)
  • SWEETWATER HOSP HOME HEALTH (304 WRIGHT STREET)
  • SWEETWATER NURSING CENTER (978 HWY 11 SOUTH)
  • WOOD PRESBYTERIAN HOME (520 OLD HIGHWAY 68)
  • WOOD PRESBYTERIAN HOME INC (RT 5 BX 700 322 OLD MADISONVILLE RD)

Airports and heliports located in Sweetwater:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sweetwater:

  • Roane State Community College (about 22 miles; Harriman, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,302)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 30 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 37 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Lee University (about 38 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 39 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 51 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 56 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)

Public high school in Sweetwater:

Private high school in Sweetwater:

  • CROSS CREEK CHRISTIAN COOPERATIVE (Students: 103; Location: 501 E NORTH ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sweetwater:

See full list of schools located in Sweetwater, map of school districts: SWEETWATER CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, MONROE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN SWEETWATER

Library in Sweetwater:

  • SWEETWATER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $176,785; Location: 210 MAYES AVENUE; 33,455 books; 313 audio materials; 914 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 32 state licensed databases; 32 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • * SWEETWATER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 616; Location: BROAD STREET; Grades: KG - 03) * BROWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 527; Location: STARRETT STREET; Grades: 04 - 06)

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Notable locations in Sweetwater: Sweetwater Fire Department Station 1 (A), Sweetwater Public Library (B), Sweetwater City Hall (C), Sweetwater Fire Department Station 2 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sweetwater include: Sweetwater United Methodist Church (A), Sweetwater Church of the Nazarene (B), Sweetwater Church of God (C), Sweetwater Church of Christ (D), Place for the Gospel Baptist Church (E), Outpost Mission Church (F), North Sweetwater Baptist Church (G), Mount Bethel Baptist Church (H), First United Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park (1), West View Cemetery (2), Dickey Cemetery (3), Heiskell Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Lost Sea Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 140 Lost Sea Road), Brew & Cue (Arcades & Amusements; 625 Highway 68).

Hotels: Comfort Inn (803 South Main Street), Budget Host Inn (207 New Highway 68), Days Inn (Highway 68), Best Western Sweetwater (1421 Murrays Chapel Road), Comfort Inn West (249 Highway 68), Comfort Inn Sweetwater (731 South Main Street), J J'S Gourmet Express (1421 Murrays Chapel Road), Jay's Motel (315 New Highway 68).

Monroe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 104. This is worse than average.

City:

104
U.S.:

74

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 1.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.89
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.1

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

SWEETWATER UTILITY BOARD (Population served: 12,091, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-24-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-24-2010)
GREASIE'S TRAILER PARK (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sweetwater that have no violations reported:

  • LOST SEA, INC (Population served: 700, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SWEETWATER VALLEY KOA (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.3%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.6% for Black residents, 45.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 82.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.1%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.9%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
175 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Sweetwater in 2000:

  • 176 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 7 people in other group homes

Sweetwater, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Sweetwater compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Sweetwater (2011 data):

  • Volunteer Federal Savings and Loan Association of Madisonville: North Street Branch at 415 East North Street, branch established on 1996/06/30; Sweetwater Hwy 68 Branch at 906 New Highway 68, branch established on 2006/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $176.2 mil, Deposits: $125.8 mil, headquarters in Madisonville, TN, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Sweetwater Branch at 903 New Highway 68, branch established on 2001/07/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • FSGBANK, National Association: Sweetwater Hwy 68 Branch at 761 New Highway 68, branch established on 2000/07/20. Info updated 2007/10/03: Bank assets: $1,111.8 mil, Deposits: $1,020.8 mil, headquarters in Chattanooga, TN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices, Holding Company: First Security Group, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Sweetwater Branch at 401 North Main Street, branch established on 1884/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Peoples Bank of East Tennessee: Sweetwater Branch at 117 Monroe St, branch established on 1999/01/08. Info updated 2010/12/20: Bank assets: $227.6 mil, Deposits: $205.1 mil, headquarters in Madisonville, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancshares Of Tn, Inc.
  • Athens Federal Community Bank: Sweetwater Branch at 800 Highway 68, branch established on 1934/08/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $283.3 mil, Deposits: $231.4 mil, headquarters in Athens, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • The Citizens National Bank of Athens: Sweetwater Branch at 304 Highway 68 West, branch established on 1974/04/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $534.9 mil, Deposits: $464.3 mil, headquarters in Athens, TN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens National Bancorp, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sweetwater, Tennessee:

  • Budget Host Inn, 207 Hwy 68, Sweetwater, TN 37874 , Phone: (423) 337-9357
  • Comfort Inn, 249 Hwy 68, Sweetwater, TN 37874 , Phone: (423) 337-3353, Fax: (423) 337-7260
  • Comfort Inn, 731 S Main St, Sweetwater, TN 37874 , Phone: (423) 337-6646, Fax: (423) 337-5409
  • Best Value Sweetwater Hotel, 180 Hwy 68, Sweetwater, TN 37874 , Phone: (423) 337-3511, Fax: (423) 351-7478
  • Super 8 Sweetwater, TN, 1421 Murrays Chapel Rd, Sweetwater, TN 37874 , Phone: (423) 337-3541, Fax: (423) 337-7474
  • Days Inn, 229 Hwy 68, Sweetwater, TN 37874 , Phone: (423) 337-4200
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 1116 Hwy 68, Sweetwater, TN 37874 , Phone: (423) 337-4900, Fax: (423) 337-9840
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sweetwater, Tennessee

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
Tennessee average:

12.1

Sweetwater travel time to work - commute Sweetwater mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sweetwater city (based on Monroe County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,24188
Mainline Protestant2,50619
Catholic5001
Black Protestant1213
Other11
None16,150-
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: 7
Monroe County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Monroe County:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Monroe County:

6.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

6.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.8%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

31.1%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.7%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$9,891$39,5643$2,837
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$625
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$600
Police Protection - Officers 19$54,678$34,5331$12
Police - Other 1$2,122$25,4640$0
Firefighters 12$38,818$38,8181$1,200
Streets and Highways 11$31,443$34,3010$0
Sewerage 3$10,820$43,2800$0
Parks and Recreation 5$14,722$35,3330$0
Water Supply 8$25,184$37,7762$4,466
Electric Power 34$129,391$45,6672$2,570
Gas Supply 4$14,314$42,9420$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 140$507,416$43,49376$66,224
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 46$72,069$18,80112$4,860
Totals for Government 286$910,868$38,218105$83,394

Sweetwater government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,658,000 ($450.58)
    Electric Utilities: $719,000 ($121.89)
    Water Utilities: $622,000 ($105.44)
    Gas Utilities: $65,000 ($11.02)
    Sewerage: $48,000 ($8.14)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.51)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $12,801,000 ($2170.03)
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $6,931,000 ($1174.94)
    Gas Utilities: $1,751,000 ($296.83)
    Police Protection: $721,000 ($122.22)
    Water Utilities: $712,000 ($120.70)
    Regular Highways: $627,000 ($106.29)
    General - Other: $548,000 ($92.90)
    Fire Protection: $461,000 ($78.15)
    Housing & Community Development: $345,000 ($58.48)
    Parks & Recreation: $263,000 ($44.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $207,000 ($35.09)
    Sewerage: $183,000 ($31.02)
    Central Staff Services: $130,000 ($22.04)
    Libraries: $90,000 ($15.26)
    General Public Buildings: $83,000 ($14.07)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $39,000 ($6.61)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($2.54)
    Health Services - Other: $7,000 ($1.19)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($0.51)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $97,000 ($16.44)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $355,000 ($60.18)
    General: $92,000 ($15.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $277,000 ($46.96)
    Police Protection: $93,000 ($15.77)
    Regular Highways: $31,000 ($5.26)
    Parking Facilities: $30,000 ($5.09)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($2.20)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($1.19)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,364,000 ($1417.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $40,000 ($6.78)

Sweetwater government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $306,000 ($51.87)
    Housing & Community Development: $242,000 ($41.02)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $206,000 ($34.92)
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $38,000 ($6.44)
    All Other: $32,000 ($5.42)
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000 ($3.73)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $4,000 ($0.68)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $232,000 ($39.33)
    All Other: $151,000 ($25.60)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,923,000 ($325.99)
    Electric Utilities: $236,000 ($40.01)
    Gas Utilities: $20,000 ($3.39)
    Highways: $10,000 ($1.70)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $393,000 ($66.62)
    General Revenue, NEC: $261,000 ($44.24)
    Rents: $24,000 ($4.07)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $13,444,000 ($2279.03)
    Gas Utilities: $1,648,000 ($279.37)
    Water Utilities: $698,000 ($118.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $5,590,000 ($947.62)
    General Support: $440,000 ($74.59)
    All Other: $236,000 ($40.01)
    Highways: $165,000 ($27.97)
    Housing & Community Development: $23,000 ($3.90)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,093,000 ($185.29)
    Property: $640,000 ($108.49)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $176,000 ($29.84)
    Other Selective Sales: $111,000 ($18.82)
    Public Utilities: $25,000 ($4.24)
    NEC: $16,000 ($2.71)

Sweetwater government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $1,000,000 ($169.52)
    Water Utilities: $801,000 ($135.79)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $450,000 ($76.28)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,145,000 ($363.62)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,370,000 ($401.76)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $900,000 ($152.57)
    Water Utilities: $728,000 ($123.41)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $100,000 ($16.95)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $225,000 ($38.14)
    Water Utilities: $73,000 ($12.37)

Sweetwater government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,471,000 ($1436.01)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $900,000 ($152.57)

6.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,476 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

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 McMinn County, TN  0.93% ($21,261 average AGI)
from Loudon County, TN  0.89% ($26,353)
from Blount County, TN  0.59% ($33,250)


5.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,024 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to McMinn County, TN  0.97% ($24,839 average AGI)
to Loudon County, TN  0.73% ($29,738)
to Blount County, TN  0.60% ($29,955)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sweetwater:

  • WDEH (800 AM; 1 kW; SWEETWATER, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WYXI (1390 AM; 3 kW; ATHENS, TN; Owner: CORNERSTONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WLOD (1140 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LOUDON, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WMTY (670 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FARRAGUT, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WRKQ (1250 AM; 1 kW; MADISONVILLE, TN; Owner: MONROE AREA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WENR (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ENGLEWOOD, TN; Owner: PAUL WILSON D/B/A/ 1090 RADIO, A TEN)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLIL (730 AM; 1 kW; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: BP BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sweetwater:

  • WLOD-FM (98.3 FM; SWEETWATER, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WJSQ (101.7 FM; ATHENS, TN; Owner: JAMES C. SLIGER)
  • WYGO (99.5 FM; MADISONVILLE, TN; Owner: MAJOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLLJ (103.1 FM; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING LLC.)
  • WKTS (90.1 FM; KINGSTON, TN; Owner: THE KINGSTON CENTURY CLUB INC.)
  • WWSR (105.7 FM; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WKZX-FM (93.5 FM; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: BP BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WAYA (93.9 FM; SPRING CITY, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WBZH (92.7 FM; HARRIMAN, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WNOX-FM (99.1 FM; LOUDON, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Sweetwater:

  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WVLT-TV (Channel 8; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WVLT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W46DC (Channel 46; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WKOP-TV (Channel 15; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBIR-TV (Channel 10; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: GANNETT PACIFIC CORPORATION)
  • WATE-TV (Channel 6; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WATE, G.P.)
  • WTNZ (Channel 43; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WEEE-LP (Channel 32; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZK-LP (Channel 28; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBXX-TV (Channel 20; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF TENNESSEE, LLC)
Sweetwater fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Sweetwater fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 87m285ftTotal length
  • $2,732,000Total costs
  • 145,840Total average daily traffic
  • 23,528Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 31960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 32000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sweetwater, TN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sweetwater)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sweetwater, TN)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • SWEETWATER, On Watson Ridge Off Oaxland Rd Near Water Tanks (Lat: 35.620917 Lon: -84.483528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 86.9 m, Overall height: 88.7 m, Call Sign: WMJ840
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/25/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • NA SWEETWATR, On Watson Ridge Off Oaxland Rd Nr Water Tanks (Lat: 35.620806 Lon: -84.483611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 86.9 m, Overall height: 88.7 m, Call Sign: WQNJ985
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/01/2011, Expiration Date: 03/01/2021, 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:
  • CHRISTIANBUR, 226 Pumpkin Hollow Road (Lat: 35.524167 Lon: -84.446111), Type: Mast, Structure height: 31.3 m, Call Sign: WQNK394
    Assigned Frequencies: 11215.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/03/2011, Expiration Date: 03/03/2021, 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:
  • SNYDER, 1585 Sweetwater-Vonore Road (Lat: 35.607139 Lon: -84.427361), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 78.6 m, Call Sign: WQQW694
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2013, Expiration Date: 03/15/2023, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • STATION, On Black Ridge S Of Tn Hwy 68 & E Of Interstate I-75 (Lat: 35.589778 Lon: -84.441028), Overall height: 55.8 m, Call Sign: WED262
    Assigned Frequencies: 6815.00 MHz, 6765.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/12/1998, Expiration Date: 04/29/2008, Cancellation Date: 05/07/2007
    Registrant: Phone: (904) 359-1329
  • SWEETWATER, 1 Mi Se Of (Lat: 35.587000 Lon: -84.443250), Overall height: 51.2 m, Call Sign: WHA470, Licensee ID: L00115313
    Assigned Frequencies: 3750.00 MHz, 3750.00 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 3770.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 3830.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 3850.00 MHz, 3910.00 MHz, 3910.00 MHz... (+10 more)
    Grant Date: 01/03/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/09/2003
    Registrant: Mci Worldcom Network Services, Inc. (Debtor-In-Possession)
  • SWEETWATER, 646 County Road 319 (Lat: 35.555639 Lon: -84.550222), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 88.4 m, Call Sign: WLS558
    Assigned Frequencies: 6152.75 MHz, 6595.00 MHz, 6585.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 5974.85 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/28/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sweetwater)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sweetwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 161
  • Hazardous Condition: 56
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Sweetwater

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sweetwater, TN
Most common first names in Sweetwater, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12572.0 years
William9974.1 years
John9777.0 years
Mary9578.1 years
Charles7171.0 years
Robert6569.2 years
Margaret4375.1 years
George3571.8 years
Fred3477.2 years
Thomas2773.8 years
Most common last names in Sweetwater, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5671.8 years
Johnson4573.0 years
Thompson4477.0 years
Miller3972.0 years
Stephens3575.1 years
Moore3070.7 years
Brown2976.8 years
Thomas2875.1 years
Upton2877.5 years
Wilson2775.6 years
Businesses in Sweetwater, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Burger King1McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Quality1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1Sears1
FedEx2Subway1
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2U-Haul1
Jones New York2U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS2
Kmart1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1
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