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Population in 2012: 5,852 (86% urban, 14% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.8%
 

Males: 2,689  (46.0%)
Females: 3,163  (54.0%)

Median resident age:  42.5 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 37874.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,395 (it was $28,323 in 2000)
Sweetwater:

$35,395
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,295

Sweetwater city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $105,014 (it was $68,200 in 2000)
Sweetwater:

$105,014
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $118,529; Detached houses: $128,132; Townhouses or other attached units: $129,959; In 2-unit structures: $207,288; Mobile homes: $40,395; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $26,756

Median gross rent in 2012: $549.

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  • White alone - 5,292 (90.8%)
  • Two or more races - 232 (4.0%)
  • Black alone - 185 (3.2%)
  • Hispanic - 100 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 13 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.09%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sweetwater: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (19.4%), German (17.7%), Irish (14.6%), English (7.8%), Scotch-Irish (4.8%), Dutch (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1901

Land area: 6.90 square miles.

Population density: 849 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Sweetwater:

  • High school or higher: 75.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 14.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sweetwater city:

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

45 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Sweetwater, Tennessee as of October 21, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sweetwater to the number of sex offenders is 225 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $649 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $820 (0.8%)

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: +1,783 (+30.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 786 (37.0%)

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
Murders 00000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.015.60.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 10202101140
per 100,000 17.70.035.10.032.315.60.014.814.868.80.0
Robberies 15363544712
per 100,000 17.787.852.6102.748.477.960.359.2103.917.234.0
Assaults 4935384546525238263030
per 100,000 869.4614.9666.0770.2742.5810.1783.4562.3385.8515.8509.9
Burglaries 3966707058526559806552
per 100,000 692.01159.51226.81198.0936.2810.1979.2873.01186.91117.6883.8
Thefts 114238272221263239210136192157136
per 100,000 2022.74181.34766.93782.34245.43723.33163.62012.42848.72699.42311.4
Auto thefts 1717122921191121191619
per 100,000 301.6298.7210.3496.3339.0296.0165.7310.7281.9275.1322.9
Arson 13322223001
per 100,000 17.752.752.634.232.331.230.144.40.00.017.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.6) 349.6425.0474.1463.3454.9462.0386.1311.0342.5374.5294.6

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 20 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.23
Tennessee average:

2.54

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.5%
Tennessee:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +443 (+8.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Electricians (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Sweetwater, Tennessee

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Tornado activity:

Sweetwater-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 33% greater 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 slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 49% 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 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 21.8 miles away from Sweetwater center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 7.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 22.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/30/1997 at 12:29:23, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.7 miles away from Sweetwater center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 42.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

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: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 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/medical centers in Sweetwater:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Sweetwater, TN

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sweetwater:

  • Roane State Community College (about 21 miles; Harriman, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,464)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 30 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 5,478)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 36 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,031)
  • Lee University (about 38 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 3,586)
  • The University of Tennessee (about 40 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 26,308)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 51 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,273)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 56 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 4,410)

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
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5 PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.4. This is about average.
City:

35.4
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 1.89. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.89
U.S.:

3.50
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.6
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.5
U.S.:

22.1

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

  • SWEETWATER VALLEY KOA (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.0%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.7% for Black residents, 77.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 79.8% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sweetwater, TN

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 compared to Tennessee state average:

Sweetwater, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic 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.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sweetwater travel time to work - commute


Sweetwater mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.96%
Here64.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)National Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents80.3%7.7%2.5%2.1%1.5%
Congregations58.2%12.7%3.6%7.3%2.7%
NameAssemblies of GodFriends (Quakers)United Church of ChristChurches of ChristOther
Adherents1.3%0.9%0.5%0.5%2.7%
Congregations0.9%2.7%0.9%1.8%9.1%
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: 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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 5$9,446$22,6706$625
Police Protection - Officers 18$50,654$33,7694$239
Police - Other 2$3,968$23,8080$0
Firefighters 13$38,396$35,4420$0
Streets and Highways 11$26,652$29,0750$0
Parks and Recreation 5$12,198$29,2750$0
Water Supply 10$30,436$36,5230$0
Electric Power 32$119,032$44,6371$708
Gas Supply 5$16,414$39,3940$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 134$442,440$39,62144$28,686
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 44$62,840$17,1387$2,105
Other and Unallocable 1$2,286$27,4321$365
Totals for Government 280$814,762$34,91863$32,728

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

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,658,000 ($454.20)
    Electric Utilities: $719,000 ($122.86)
    Water Utilities: $622,000 ($106.29)
    Gas Utilities: $65,000 ($11.11)
    Sewerage: $48,000 ($8.20)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.51)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $12,801,000 ($2187.46)
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $6,931,000 ($1184.38)
    Gas Utilities: $1,751,000 ($299.21)
    Police Protection: $721,000 ($123.21)
    Water Utilities: $712,000 ($121.67)
    Regular Highways: $627,000 ($107.14)
    General - Other: $548,000 ($93.64)
    Fire Protection: $461,000 ($78.78)
    Housing & Community Development: $345,000 ($58.95)
    Parks & Recreation: $263,000 ($44.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $207,000 ($35.37)
    Sewerage: $183,000 ($31.27)
    Central Staff Services: $130,000 ($22.21)
    Libraries: $90,000 ($15.38)
    General Public Buildings: $83,000 ($14.18)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $39,000 ($6.66)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($2.56)
    Health Services - Other: $7,000 ($1.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($0.51)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $97,000 ($16.58)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $355,000 ($60.66)
    General: $92,000 ($15.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $277,000 ($47.33)
    Police Protection: $93,000 ($15.89)
    Regular Highways: $31,000 ($5.30)
    Parking Facilities: $30,000 ($5.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000 ($2.22)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($1.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,364,000 ($1429.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $40,000 ($6.84)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $306,000 ($52.29)
    Housing & Community Development: $242,000 ($41.35)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $206,000 ($35.20)
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $38,000 ($6.49)
    All Other: $32,000 ($5.47)
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000 ($3.76)
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $4,000 ($0.68)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $232,000 ($39.64)
    All Other: $151,000 ($25.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,923,000 ($328.61)
    Electric Utilities: $236,000 ($40.33)
    Gas Utilities: $20,000 ($3.42)
    Highways: $10,000 ($1.71)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $393,000 ($67.16)
    General Revenue, NEC: $261,000 ($44.60)
    Rents: $24,000 ($4.10)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $13,444,000 ($2297.33)
    Gas Utilities: $1,648,000 ($281.61)
    Water Utilities: $698,000 ($119.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $5,590,000 ($955.23)
    General Support: $440,000 ($75.19)
    All Other: $236,000 ($40.33)
    Highways: $165,000 ($28.20)
    Housing & Community Development: $23,000 ($3.93)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,093,000 ($186.77)
    Property: $640,000 ($109.36)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $176,000 ($30.08)
    Other Selective Sales: $111,000 ($18.97)
    Public Utilities: $25,000 ($4.27)
    NEC: $16,000 ($2.73)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $1,000,000 ($170.88)
    Water Utilities: $801,000 ($136.88)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $450,000 ($76.90)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,145,000 ($366.54)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,370,000 ($404.99)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $900,000 ($153.79)
    Water Utilities: $728,000 ($124.40)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $100,000 ($17.09)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $225,000 ($38.45)
    Water Utilities: $73,000 ($12.47)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,471,000 ($1447.54)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $900,000 ($153.79)

7.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,775 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.62%
Tennessee average:

7.52%

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 McMinn County, TN  1.03% ($30,027 average AGI)
from Loudon County, TN  0.96% ($30,241)
from Knox County, TN  0.50% ($38,986)


5.84% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,114 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
Tennessee average:

6.67%

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 McMinn County, TN  1.25% ($27,097 average AGI)
to Loudon County, TN  0.83% ($31,310)
to Blount County, TN  0.61% ($37,163)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Sweetwater, Tennessee:
  • Fatal accident count: 47
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 77
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 14
  • Fatalities: 54
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 141
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Tennessee average:
  • Fatal accident count: 127
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 42
  • Fatalities: 139
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 323
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Sweetwater fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 33 meters (108ft)
Total costs: $1,864,000
Total average daily traffic: 38,870
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,375
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 62,640

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 Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Burger King1McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Quality1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1Sears1
FedEx2Subway1
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Jones New York2U-Haul1
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
Kmart1UPS2
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
Long John Silver's1
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