Sweetwater, Tennessee

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Population in 2019: 5,895 (86% urban, 14% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.5%
 
Males: 2,642  (44.8%)
Females: 3,253  (55.2%)
Median resident age:

42.1 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 37874.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $42,230 (it was $28,323 in 2000)
Sweetwater:

$42,230
TN:

$56,071

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,281 (it was $16,746 in 2000)

Sweetwater city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $138,645 (it was $68,200 in 2000)
Sweetwater:

$138,645
TN:

$191,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $176,332; detached houses: $184,376; mobile homes: $78,432

Median gross rent in 2019: $687.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sweetwater: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.5%
(15.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.4% for Black residents, 17.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sweetwater, TN (2019)
    • 5,14486.1%White alone
    • 4056.8%Black alone
    • 2263.8%Hispanic
    • 1001.7%Asian alone
    • 841.4%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 54 registered sex offenders living in Sweetwater, Tennessee as of January 28, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sweetwater is 111 to 1.


Crime rates in Sweetwater by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(32.3)
1
(15.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.8)
1
(14.8)
4
(68.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.8)
1
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(48.4)
5
(77.9)
4
(60.3)
4
(59.2)
7
(103.9)
1
(17.2)
2
(34.0)
5
(85.2)
1
(16.9)
6
(101.8)
3
(50.4)
4
(67.1)
1
(17.0)
1
(17.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
46
(742.5)
52
(810.1)
52
(783.4)
38
(562.3)
26
(385.8)
30
(515.8)
30
(509.9)
25
(425.9)
37
(624.6)
33
(560.1)
64
(1,074)
70
(1,175)
50
(851.4)
28
(476.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
58
(936.2)
52
(810.1)
65
(979.2)
59
(873.0)
80
(1,187)
65
(1,118)
52
(883.8)
80
(1,363)
63
(1,063)
91
(1,544)
102
(1,712)
83
(1,393)
48
(817.3)
46
(783.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
263
(4,245)
239
(3,723)
210
(3,164)
136
(2,012)
192
(2,849)
157
(2,699)
136
(2,311)
159
(2,709)
199
(3,359)
221
(3,751)
248
(4,163)
270
(4,532)
232
(3,950)
219
(3,728)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
21
(339.0)
19
(296.0)
11
(165.7)
21
(310.7)
19
(281.9)
16
(275.1)
19
(322.9)
14
(238.5)
13
(219.4)
31
(526.1)
34
(570.8)
24
(402.9)
27
(459.7)
30
(510.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(32.3)
2
(31.2)
2
(30.1)
3
(44.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.0)
2
(34.1)
1
(16.9)
1
(17.0)
3
(50.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.0)
City-Data.com crime index451.3458.3383.1308.5339.8371.6292.3333.6383.4456.4595.6579.7427.4345.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Sweetwater, TN

Crime rate in Sweetwater detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 20 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.23
Tennessee average:

2.59
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Ancestries: American (25.1%), English (16.3%), German (5.1%), Irish (4.2%), European (2.1%), Italian (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1901

Land area: 6.90 square miles.

Population density: 855 people per square mile   (low).

Sweetwater, Tennessee map

132 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe).

This city:

2.2%
Tennessee:

5.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $817 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $766 (0.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 35.60 N, Longitude: 84.47 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,766 (+29.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 958 (38.2%)

Area code: 423

Distribution of median household income in Sweetwater, TN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sweetwater, TN in 2019
Sweetwater satellite photo by USGS

Sweetwater tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2018: 15 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2019: 16 buildings, average cost: $146,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Sweetwater, TN residents
Average permit cost in Sweetwater, TN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.8%
Tennessee:

5.0%
Historical population in Sweetwater, TN
Historical housing units in Sweetwater, TN

Population change in the 1990s: +443 (+8.6%).
Most common industries in Sweetwater, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (12.4%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (12.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.5%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (12.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Apparel (7.3%)
  • Social assistance (3.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Sweetwater, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.0%)
  • Construction laborers (5.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.3%)
  • Electricians (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)

Average climate in Sweetwater, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Sweetwater, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.6. This is about average.

City:

67.6
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 15.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.56. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.56
U.S.:

8.46

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 significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 96% greater 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) earthquake occurred 101.0 miles away from the city 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 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 14.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 198.1 miles away from Sweetwater center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 101.1 miles away from Sweetwater 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 (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Storms: 5, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sweetwater topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Sweetwater:

  • SWEETWATER HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 304 WRIGHT ST)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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 schools in Sweetwater:

  • CROSS CREEK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 125, Location: 501 SWEETWATER VONORE RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • COVENANT BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 11, Location: 112 KEY KILE RD, Grades: PK-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sweetwater:

See full list of schools located 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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Sweetwater:

Marital status in Sweetwater, TN
  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 47.9%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 16.8%

For population 25 years and over in Sweetwater:

  • High school or higher: 82.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Sweetwater
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sweetwater, TN (based on Monroe County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Monroe County:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.04 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

6.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.8%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.1%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Monroe County:

8.7%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.9%
Tennessee:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.3%
Tennessee:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Sweetwater:

28.9
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.7%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.1%
Tennessee:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.0%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Sweetwater:

55.1%
Tennessee:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.9%
Tennessee:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sweetwater, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 124$502,736$48,65241$26,359
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 58$97,124$20,0958$2,387
Electric Power 26$123,644$57,0660$0
Police Protection - Officers 21$74,266$42,4380$0
Other and Unallocable 13$48,993$45,2241$1,063
Firefighters 13$47,296$43,6580$0
Streets and Highways 12$28,189$28,1890$0
Water Supply 8$34,038$51,0571$399
Parks and Recreation 6$14,066$28,1320$0
Financial Administration 4$14,736$44,2082$2,000
Gas Supply 3$16,151$64,6040$0
Sewerage 3$12,615$50,4601$1,743
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$400
Totals for Government 291$1,013,854$41,80855$34,351

Sweetwater government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $1,581,000 ($268.19)
    General - Other: $604,000 ($102.46)
    Gas Utilities: $378,000 ($64.12)
    Sewerage: $154,000 ($26.12)
    Regular Highways: $115,000 ($19.51)
    Water Utilities: $77,000 ($13.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000 ($9.67)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $22,007,000 ($3733.16)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,547,000 ($2128.41)
    Gas Utilities: $1,738,000 ($294.83)
    Police Protection: $1,415,000 ($240.03)
    Regular Highways: $1,104,000 ($187.28)
    Water Utilities: $1,091,000 ($185.07)
    Local Fire Protection: $970,000 ($164.55)
    Sewerage: $893,000 ($151.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $436,000 ($73.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $312,000 ($52.93)
    General Public Buildings: $304,000 ($51.57)
    Financial Administration: $293,000 ($49.70)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $171,000 ($29.01)
    Central Staff Services: $117,000 ($19.85)
    Libraries: $110,000 ($18.66)
    General - Other: $35,000 ($5.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($0.68)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000 ($0.34)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($4.92)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $843,000 ($143.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $226,000 ($38.34)
    Other - Libraries: $110,000 ($18.66)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $226,000 ($38.34)
    Police Protection: $97,000 ($16.45)
    Water Utilities: $91,000 ($15.44)
    General - Other: $70,000 ($11.87)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,049,000 ($1365.39)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $49,000 ($8.31)

Sweetwater government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,230,000 ($208.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $310,000 ($52.59)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $153,000 ($25.95)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $132,000 ($22.39)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $32,000 ($5.43)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $9,000 ($1.53)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $55,000 ($9.33)
    Water Utilities: $55,000 ($9.33)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,626,000 ($445.46)
    Other: $66,000 ($11.20)
    General Local Government Support: $57,000 ($9.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $642,000 ($108.91)
    Interest Earnings: $128,000 ($21.71)
    General Revenue - Other: $62,000 ($10.52)
    Rents: $49,000 ($8.31)
    Fines and Forfeits: $33,000 ($5.60)
    Donations From Private Sources: $20,000 ($3.39)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.17)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $24,876,000 ($4219.85)
    Gas Utilities: $2,393,000 ($405.94)
    Water Utilities: $2,265,000 ($384.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $10,518,000 ($1784.22)
    General Local Government Support: $561,000 ($95.17)
    Highways: $168,000 ($28.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $58,000 ($9.84)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,604,000 ($441.73)
    Property: $2,108,000 ($357.59)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $339,000 ($57.51)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $168,000 ($28.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $84,000 ($14.25)

Sweetwater government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,626,000 ($3159.63)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,691,000 ($3001.02)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,536,000 ($599.83)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,600,000 ($441.05)

Sweetwater government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,508,000 ($2969.97)

6.65% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,604 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Tennessee average:

7.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from McMinn County, TN  1.04% ($33,056 average AGI)
from Loudon County, TN  0.84% ($44,679)
from Blount County, TN  0.62% ($43,031)


6.24% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,411 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to McMinn County, TN  1.33% ($28,816 average AGI)
to Loudon County, TN  0.96% ($45,122)
to Blount County, TN  0.69% ($42,598)
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

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 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Sweetwater fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 39Number of bridges
  • 499ft / 152mTotal length
  • $5,469,000Total costs
  • 375,560Total average daily traffic
  • 74,304Total average daily truck traffic
  • 149,840Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sweetwater, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 51950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 161970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sweetwater, TN

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 107. The highest number of reported fires - 156 took place in 2011, and the least - 37 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Sweetwater, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (41.9%), and Outside Fires (39.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sweetwater, TN
    • 72141.9%Structure Fires
    • 67239.1%Outside Fires
    • 26115.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 663.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sweetwater, TN

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sweetwater, Tennessee:

  • Comfort Inn, 249 Hwy 68, Sweetwater, Tennessee 37874 , Phone: (423) 337-3353, Fax: (423) 337-7260
  • Comfort Inn, 731 S Main St, Sweetwater, Tennessee 37874 , Phone: (423) 337-6646, Fax: (423) 337-5409
  • Motel 6 Sweetwater Tn, 1421 Murrays Chapel Rd, Sweetwater, Tennessee 37874 , Phone: (423) 492-0500, Fax: (423) 492-0501
  • HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES, 1116 New Hwy 68, Sweetwater, Tennessee 37874 , Phone: (423) 337-4900
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sweetwater, Tennessee
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sweetwater, TN
  • 56.4%Electricity
  • 39.2%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sweetwater, TN
  • 71.8%Electricity
  • 27.4%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Sweetwater compared to Tennessee state average:

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

Sweetwater on our top lists:

  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere (population 1,000+)"
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