For population 25 years and over in Sweetwater:
For population 15 years and over in Sweetwater city:
590 residents are foreign born (5.3% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,205 (1.9%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Abilene, TX (38.6 miles , pop. 115,930).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Worth, TX (180.0 miles , pop. 534,694).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (212.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Roscoe, TX (2.8 miles ), Trent, TX (4.1 miles ), Loraine, TX (4.3 miles ), Roby, TX (4.4 miles ), Blackwell-Nolan, TX (4.5 miles ), Merkel, TX (4.8 miles ), Hermleigh, TX (4.9 miles ), Blackwell, TX (5.2 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 32.47 N, Longitude: 100.41 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +532 (+4.9%)
Area code: 325
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Sweetwater detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 27 (22 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -586 (-4.9%).
Work and jobs in Sweetwater: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Sweetwater, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Sweetwater-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 90% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/19/1986, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.8 miles away from the Sweetwater city center killed one person and injured 100 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 5/24/1968, a category F3 tornado 15.9 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Sweetwater-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 44.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/2008 at 10:24:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 39.1 miles away from Sweetwater center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Nolan County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Tornado: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Barry Windham - Professional wrestler, John Layfield - Professional wrestler, Blackjack Mulligan - Professional wrestler, Dudley E. Faver - Air Force general, Kendall Windham - Professinal wrestler, Tex Robertson - Soilder, John Paul Cain - Professional golfer, Bob McLeod (American football) - Football player, Les Mallon - Baseball player, Robert C. Prim - Mathematician.
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See full list of schools located in Sweetwater, School District: SWEETWATER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Sweetwater and their reported violations in the past:BITTER CREEK WSC (Population served: 1500, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:BITTER CREEK WSC SOUTH (Population served: 800, Purch_surface_water):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 23.4%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.3% for Black residents, 27.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 79.1% for American Indian residents, 20.9% for other race residents, 13.9% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Sweetwater compared to Texas state average:
Banks with branches in Sweetwater (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Sweetwater (based on Nolan County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.62%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
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Sweetwater government finances in 2002(per resident):
7.77% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,678 average adjusted gross income)
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:
8.74% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,612 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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See more detailed statistics of Sweetwater fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sweetwater)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 125 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sweetwater, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (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: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sweetwater)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sweetwater)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2013.