Sweetwater, Texas

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Population in 2013: 10,762 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.7%
 
Males: 5,244  (48.7%)
Females: 5,518  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  37.4 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79556.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,322 (it was $24,293 in 2000)
Sweetwater:

$34,322
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,578 (it was $13,065 in 2000)

Sweetwater city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $47,441 (it was $31,300 in 2000)
Sweetwater:

$47,441
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $75,493; Detached houses: $75,851; Mobile homes: $72,031

Median gross rent in 2012: $518.

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Sweetwater races chart
  • White alone - 5,892 (54.0%)
  • Hispanic - 4,179 (38.3%)
  • Black alone - 629 (5.8%)
  • Two or more races - 116 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 57 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 27 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.06%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sweetwater: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (13.0%), German (9.8%), Irish (7.0%), English (4.3%), French (1.3%), Scottish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 10.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,074 people per square mile   (low).

Sweetwater,TX real estate house value index trend

Sweetwater, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Sweetwater:

  • High school or higher: 75.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sweetwater city:

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

617 residents are foreign born

This city:  5.5%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 54 registered sex offenders living in Sweetwater, Texas as of June 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sweetwater to the number of sex offenders is 198 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,299 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $462 (1.3%)

Sweetwater satellite photo by USGS

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:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $217,400
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $77,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $77,300
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,600
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $241,700
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $145,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $232,700
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $400,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $45,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 32.47 N, Longitude: 100.41 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +516 (+4.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,709 (76.2%)

Area code: 325

Sweetwater household income distribution Sweetwater home values distribution

Crime rates in Sweetwater by Year
Type 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1131100010
per 100,000 8.49.027.19.19.50.00.00.09.00.0
Rapes 842214101718727
per 100,000 67.136.018.118.2133.196.5160.7169.762.9243.1
Robberies 37101110715359
per 100,000 25.263.090.4100.095.167.5141.828.344.981.0
Assaults 31252622751221441208685
per 100,000 260.0225.1235.1200.1713.01177.01360.91131.3772.3765.3
Burglaries 1441681331471558312184127118
per 100,000 1207.71512.61202.41336.71473.5800.81143.6791.91140.51062.4
Thefts 198216231235282259369339254309
per 100,000 1660.71944.72088.42136.92680.92498.83487.43196.02281.12782.0
Auto thefts 25181611211524122318
per 100,000 209.7162.1144.7100.0199.6144.7226.8113.1206.6162.1
Arson 8050231331
per 100,000 67.10.045.20.019.028.99.528.326.99.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.1) 308.6318.6333.9300.4542.0518.7705.7583.3439.2591.2

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City-data.com crime rate 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 2012, including police officers: 27 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Texas average:

1.95
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -586 (-4.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Sweetwater, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Sweetwater-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 28% 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 59% 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 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 231.2 miles away from Sweetwater center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 157.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 196.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 279.3 miles away from Sweetwater 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 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 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, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sweetwater topographic map

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.

Hospitals and medical centers in Sweetwater:

  • ROLLING PLAINS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 200 E ARIZONA)
  • TOWN CREEK HOME (1207 TOWN CREEK DRIVE)
  • WALNUT CREEK HOME (301 W AVE D)
  • ROLLING PLAINS HOME HEALTH (200 EAST ARIZONA)
  • NOLAN NURSING AND REHABILITATION LP (705 NE GEORGIA AVENUE)
  • SWEETWATER HEALTHCARE CENTER (1600 JOSEPHINE ST)
  • SWEETWATER NURSING CENTER (1600 JOSEPHINE ST)

Airports and heliports located in Sweetwater:

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College/University in Sweetwater:

  • Texas State Technical College-West Texas (Full-time enrollment: 909; Location: 300 Homer K. Taylor Drive; Public; Website: www.westtexas.tstc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sweetwater:

  • Abilene Christian University (about 41 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,025)
  • Howard College (about 63 miles; Big Spring, TX; FT enrollment: 2,587)
  • Angelo State University (about 72 miles; San Angelo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,019)
  • Cisco College (about 84 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • Midland College (about 104 miles; Midland, TX; FT enrollment: 3,650)
  • Texas Tech University (about 115 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 117 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)

Public high schools in Sweetwater:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sweetwater:

See full list of schools located in Sweetwater, School District: SWEETWATER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Sweetwater:

  • COUNTY-CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $177,422; Location: 206 ELM ST; 37,846 books; 1,321 audio materials; 607 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 30 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • First Assembly of God Church is lacated at 312 E Ave B in Sweetwater, TX.

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Notable locations in Sweetwater: Sweetwater Commercial Historic District (A), First National Bank Building (B), Pioneer Museum (C), Sweetwater Fire Department (D), R A Ragland Building (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sweetwater include: Highland Heights United Methodist Church (A), Evangelical Methodist Church (B), Faith Lutheran Church (C), Saint Stephens Episcopal Church (D), Church of God of Prophecy (E), Church of Christ (F), Trinity Baptist Church (G), Highland Baptist Church (H), Greater Zion Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sweetwater include: Santa Fe Park (1), Fraley Park (2), Newman Park (3), Rolling Plains Girls Softball Park (4), Mustang Bowl (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Pioneer City-County Museum (Historical Places & Services; 610 East 3rd Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Court: Nolan County - Commissioner Court (100 East 3rd Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Nolan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

BITTER CREEK WSC SOUTH (Population served: 1,230, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-06-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAR-02-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-27-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAR-27-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-14-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2009)
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 12 other older monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.5%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.7% for Black residents, 26.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 69.1% for American Indian residents, 19.0% for other race residents, 14.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.5%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Sweetwater in 2010:

  • 128 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 49 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Sweetwater in 2000:

  • 103 people in nursing homes
  • 63 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 44 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 30 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Sweetwater, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Sweetwater compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Sweetwater (2011 data):

  • First Financial Bank, National Association: at 201 Elm Street, branch established on 1948/01/03. Info updated 2008/04/17: Bank assets: $174.1 mil, Deposits: $157.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Bankshares, Inc.
  • Texas National Bank: at 400 East Broadway, branch established on 1995/05/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $90.8 mil, Deposits: $77.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Mesa Financial Corporation
  • The Roscoe State Bank: at P O Box 317, branch established on 1996/09/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $149.3 mil, Deposits: $127.9 mil, headquarters in Roscoe, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Roscoe Financial Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sweetwater, Texas:

  • Motel 6 Sweetwater, 510 NW Georgia, Sweetwater, TX 79556 , Phone: (325) 235-4387, Fax: (325) 235-8725
  • Super 8, 216 SE Georgia Ave, Sweetwater, TX 79556 , Phone: (325) 235-5234, Fax: (325) 235-5395
  • Days Inn, 701 SW Georgia Ave, Sweetwater, TX 79556 , Phone: (325) 235-4853, Fax: (325) 235-8935
  • Holiday Inn Express -Sweetwater TX, 300 S E Georgia Ave, Sweetwater, TX 79556 , Phone: (325) 235-3500, Fax: (325) 235-3515
  • Best Western Inn & Suites, 300 NW Georgia Ave, Sweetwater, TX 79556 , Phone: (325) 236-6512, Fax: (325) 236-6782
  • Hampton Inn, 302 SE Georgia Ave, Sweetwater, TX 79556 , Phone: (325) 235-3337, Fax: (325) 235-3338
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sweetwater, Texas

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:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.62%
Here: 74.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents54.6%14.2%10.5%9.2%2.1%
Congregations31.7%7.3%12.2%19.5%2.4%
NameAssemblies of GodChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Baptist Missionary Association of AmericaChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents2.1%1.7%1.2%1.1%3.3%
Congregations4.9%2.4%2.4%2.4%14.6%
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: 1
Nolan County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Nolan County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Nolan County:

8.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

8.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Nolan County:

26.9%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.9%
State:

15.7%
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 8$28,666$42,9990$0
Other Government Administration 12$33,294$33,2945$75
Judicial and Legal 1$2,262$27,1440$0
Police Protection - Officers 22$94,388$51,4840$0
Police - Other 5$15,654$37,5700$0
Firefighters 17$74,582$52,6460$0
Streets and Highways 8$16,524$24,7860$0
Health 1$2,576$30,9121$322
Solid Waste Management 8$17,510$26,2658$4,860
Sewerage 6$19,120$38,2400$0
Parks and Recreation 5$15,330$36,7920$0
Water Supply 16$48,388$36,2910$0
Other and Unallocable 14$31,494$26,9954$3,248
Totals for Government 123$399,788$39,00418$8,505

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $4,244,000 ($394.35)
    Sewerage: $671,000 ($62.35)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,651,000 ($246.33)
    General - Other: $1,712,000 ($159.08)
    Police Protection: $1,637,000 ($152.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,137,000 ($105.65)
    Fire Protection: $947,000 ($87.99)
    Health Services - Other: $885,000 ($82.23)
    Regular Highways: $650,000 ($60.40)
    Parks & Recreation: $332,000 ($30.85)
    Financial Administration: $303,000 ($28.15)
    Central Staff Services: $297,000 ($27.60)
    Sewerage: $260,000 ($24.16)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $115,000 ($10.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $104,000 ($9.66)
    Air Transportation: $46,000 ($4.27)
    Welfare - Other: $26,000 ($2.42)
    Libraries: $26,000 ($2.42)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $352,000 ($32.71)
    Benefit Payments: $223,000 ($20.72)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $41,000 ($3.81)
    Withdrawals: $32,000 ($2.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $266,000 ($24.72)
    Water Utilities: $79,000 ($7.34)
    Regular Highways: $78,000 ($7.25)
    General Public Building: $71,000 ($6.60)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($2.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($1.58)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($0.93)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($0.46)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($0.19)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,100,000 ($380.97)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $844,000 ($78.42)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $1,507,000 ($140.03)
    Sewerage: $912,000 ($84.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $860,000 ($79.91)
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000 ($1.86)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $310,000 ($28.81)
    Local Employee Contribution: $136,000 ($12.64)
    From Local Government: $136,000 ($12.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $189,000 ($17.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,061,000 ($98.59)
    General Revenue, NEC: $684,000 ($63.56)
    Rents: $285,000 ($26.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,005,000 ($279.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $169,000 ($15.70)
    General Support: $6,000 ($0.56)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,411,000 ($131.11)
    Property: $937,000 ($87.07)
    Public Utilities: $621,000 ($57.70)
    Other Selective Sales: $195,000 ($18.12)
    NEC: $16,000 ($1.49)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $17,215,000 ($1599.61)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $16,670,000 ($1548.97)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $545,000 ($50.64)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $14,454,000 ($1343.06)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $2,829,000 ($262.87)
    Total Federal Securities: $1,550,000 ($144.03)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,512,000 ($419.25)

7.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,511 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
Texas average:

7.14%

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 Taylor County, TX  1.14% ($32,650 average AGI)
from Tom Green County, TX  0.38% ($26,250)
from Fisher County, TX  0.34% ($35,556)


7.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
Texas average:

6.69%

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 Taylor County, TX  1.22% ($37,734 average AGI)
to Tom Green County, TX  0.38% ($34,550)
to Mitchell County, TX  0.34% ($24,444)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sweetwater:

  • KXOX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: STEIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KEAN (1470 AM; 5 kW; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KVMC (1320 AM; daytime; 1 kW; COLORADO CITY, TX; Owner: JIMLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCRS (550 AM; 5 kW; MIDLAND, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sweetwater:

  • KXOX-FM (96.7 FM; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: STEIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KHYS (100.7 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KEAN-FM (105.1 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHXS (102.7 FM; MERKEL, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBCY (99.7 FM; TYE, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • KCDD (103.7 FM; HAMLIN, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KULL (92.5 FM; ABILENE, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Sweetwater:

  • KIDB-CA (Channel 35; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: SAGE BROADCASTING CORP./KIDY-TV)
  • KTXS-TV (Channel 12; SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: ABILENE-SWEETWATER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPTA-LP (Channel 63; ABILENE-SWEETWATER, TX; Owner: PRIME TIME CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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:

  • Fire: 99
  • Hazardous Condition: 18
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 13

Incident types - Sweetwater

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sweetwater, TX
Most common first names in Sweetwater, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13873.5 years
John12176.9 years
William11776.5 years
Mary10878.0 years
Robert5574.7 years
George4876.9 years
Charles4471.1 years
Walter4179.1 years
Joe4174.0 years
Willie4077.5 years
Most common last names in Sweetwater, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith8677.5 years
Jones5274.8 years
Davis5175.1 years
Johnson3874.1 years
Williams3574.1 years
Brown3280.1 years
Walker3174.2 years
Scott3080.0 years
Lewis3076.0 years
Moore2876.9 years
Businesses in Sweetwater, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Motel 61
Best Western1Nike1
Cinnabon 1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx3Sears1
Ford1Subway2
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hilton1UPS3
Holiday Inn1Verizon Wireless1
Jack In The Box1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1
La Quinta1

Sweetwater on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Billy Smartt (2)
  • Cooper Smartt (2)
  • Jacob Anthony Guillory (1)
  • Brenda Brotsch (1)
  • Brenda Denise (debusk) Brotsch (1)

Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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