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79556 Zip Code (Sweetwater, TX) Detailed Profile




City: Sweetwater, TX (3.28%)
Counties: Nolan County, TX (68.30%), Fisher County, TX (31.70%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 12,972
Zip code population in 2010: 12,995
Zip code population in 2000: 13,557

Houses and condos: 6,045
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,646
% of renters here:

35%
State:

38%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 79556: 76.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 304.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 43 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 79556
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

1.6% ($1,356)
Texas:

1.7% ($3,390)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,891 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,139 (1.6%)

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Males: 6,628  (51.1%)
Females: 6,344  (48.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 79556:

  • High school or higher: 81.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 79556:

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

Zip code 79556 compared to state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 79556 (2019)
    • 7,68559.1%White
    • 4,43534.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6414.9%Black
    • 1341.0%Two or more races
    • 580.4%Asian
    • 360.3%American Indian
    • 60.05%Some other race
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Urban population: 10,721
Rural population: 2,250

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $85,474
79556:

$85,474
Texas:

$200,400



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 57 registered sex offenders living in 79556 zip code as of April 13, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 79556 is 229 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

37.0 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.7 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 79556, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $48,407 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$48,407
State:

$65,384

Salary/wage: $36,677 (reported on 85.9% of returns)
Here:

$36,677
State:

$52,524
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 81.4% for AGIs below $25k, 83.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 83.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 73.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 65.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 21.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,590 (reported on 18.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,590
Texas:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $6,752 (reported on 11.1% of returns)
Here:

$6,752
State:

$9,721
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$8,969 (reported on 9.9% of returns)
Here:

+$8,969
State:

+$35,319
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$12,423 (reported on 16.6% of returns)
Here:

+$12,423
State:

+$13,732
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $14,283 (reported on 7.3% of returns)
79556:

$14,283
Texas:

$19,511
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $25k, 2.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $16,933 (reported on 0.5% of returns)
79556:

$16,933
Texas:

$23,938
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $23,663 (17% of AGI, reported on 10.9% of returns)
Here:

$23,663
State:

$24,724

Here:

16.9% of AGI
State:

15.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.8% for AGIs below $25k, 3.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 7.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $9,154 (reported on 7.5% of returns)
Here:

$9,154
State:

$6,808
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $4,769 (reported on 10.8% of returns)
79556:

$4,769
State:

$6,921
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,597 (reported on 29.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,597
State:

$2,570
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 61.3%
Here:

61%
State:

51%
(% for various income ranges: 59.2% for AGIs below $25k, 60.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 58.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 64.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 70.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 100.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 79556, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $32,058 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,058
State:

$47,881

Salary/wage: $27,533 (reported on 83.3% of returns)
Here:

$27,533
State:

$41,947
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 121.3% for AGIs below $10k, 79.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 82.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 74.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 38.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,106 (reported on 28.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,106
Texas:

$2,255
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.1% for AGIs below $10k, 2.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,413 (reported on 14.4% of returns)
Here:

$3,413
State:

$4,261
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$4,097 (reported on 13.1% of returns)
Here:

+$4,097
State:

+$16,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 5.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$11,558 (reported on 16.4% of returns)
Here:

+$11,558
State:

+$11,013
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.5% for AGIs below $10k, 4.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 4.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.0% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,653 (reported on 1.9% of returns)
79556:

$3,653
Texas:

$3,120
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $6,133 (reported on 0.3% of returns)
Here:

$6,133
Texas:

$16,401

Total itemized deductions: $16,682 (22% of AGI, reported on 11.9% of returns)
Here:

$16,682
State:

$19,631

Here:

22.3% of AGI
State:

18.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $5,222 (6% of AGI, reported on 9.2% of returns)
Here:

$5,222
State:

$4,753

Here:

6.3% of AGI
State:

4.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,297 (reported on 63.1% of returns)
79556:

$5,297
State:

$9,058
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 22.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,986 (reported on 29.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,986
State:

$2,024

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 71.9%
Here:

72%
State:

57%
(% for various income ranges: 69.9% for AGIs below $10k, 74.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 70.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 69.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 84.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$46,887
Texas:

$64,034
Sweetwater, TX (79556) map Nearest zip codes: 79561, 79545, 79537, 79560, 79543, 79535.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

46.6%
Texas:

51.9%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

24.8%
Texas:

49.6%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 596
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 4,041


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 165 (131 now married, 35 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,361 (1,236 now married, 1,116 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 79556 with a mortgage: 950 (11 second mortgage, 33 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,087

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,155
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $427

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

15.1%
Whole state:

13.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

8.8%
Whole state:

7.6%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.3
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.1
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 79556: Tecific (A), Double Heart Ranch (B), Sweetwater Commercial Historic District (C), First National Bank Building (D), Lake Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department (E), Pioneer Museum (F), Sweetwater Fire Department (G), R A Ragland Building (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 79556 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

    Cemeteries: Nolan Cemetery (1), Coffee Cemetery (2), Garden of memories Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: Willow Tank (A), Lake Sweetwater (B), Boothe Lake (C), Santa Fe Lake (D), Nolan Divide Lake (E), Lake Trammell (F), Country Club Lake (G), Headrick Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Town Creek (A), Salt Branch (B), Rough Creek (C), Rock Creek (D), Prong Creek (E), Dulaney Creek (F), Finn Creek (G), Holder Creek (H), Idlewild Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 79556 include: Lake Sweetwater Municipal Park (1), Santa Fe Park (2), Fraley Park (3), Sweetwater Park (4), Newman Park (5), Rolling Plains Girls Softball Park (6), Mustang Bowl (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 582014 or later
  • 662010 to 2013
  • 1292000 to 2009
  • 3531990 to 1999
  • 6291980 to 1989
  • 1,1101970 to 1979
  • 1,0651960 to 1969
  • 1,3921950 to 1959
  • 6731940 to 1949
  • 4921939 or earlier

Zip code 79556 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sweetwater, TX (79556)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sweetwater, TX (79556)
  • 15no bedroom
  • 851 bedroom
  • 6682 bedrooms
  • 1,7113 bedrooms
  • 4264 bedrooms
  • 875+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sweetwater, TX (79556)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sweetwater, TX (79556)
  • 42no bedroom
  • 2591 bedroom
  • 5942 bedrooms
  • 6533 bedrooms
  • 724 bedrooms
  • 155+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sweetwater, TX (79556) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sweetwater, TX (79556) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 81no vehicle
  • 8831 vehicle
  • 1,1222 vehicles
  • 6763 vehicles
  • 2214 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sweetwater, TX (79556) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sweetwater, TX (79556) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 252no vehicle
  • 9431 vehicle
  • 3412 vehicles
  • 553 vehicles
  • 494 vehicles
  • 45+ vehicles

  • Zip code 79556 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 79556 household income distribution in 2019
  • 281Less than $10,000
  • 257$10,000 to $14,999
  • 358$15,000 to $19,999
  • 347$20,000 to $24,999
  • 213$25,000 to $29,999
  • 271$30,000 to $34,999
  • 242$35,000 to $39,999
  • 229$40,000 to $44,999
  • 276$45,000 to $49,999
  • 372$50,000 to $59,999
  • 408$60,000 to $74,999
  • 518$75,000 to $99,999
  • 400$100,000 to $124,999
  • 127$125,000 to $149,999
  • 135$150,000 to $199,999
  • 118$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 79556

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 79556
  • 41Less than $10,000
  • 47$10,000 to $14,999
  • 61$15,000 to $19,999
  • 128$20,000 to $24,999
  • 133$25,000 to $29,999
  • 69$30,000 to $34,999
  • 58$35,000 to $39,999
  • 213$40,000 to $49,999
  • 258$50,000 to $59,999
  • 181$60,000 to $69,999
  • 172$70,000 to $79,999
  • 133$80,000 to $89,999
  • 150$90,000 to $99,999
  • 233$100,000 to $124,999
  • 182$125,000 to $149,999
  • 155$150,000 to $174,999
  • 79$175,000 to $199,999
  • 174$200,000 to $249,999
  • 97$250,000 to $299,999
  • 40$300,000 to $399,999
  • 27$400,000 to $499,999
  • 46$500,000 to $749,999
  • 15$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 79556

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 79556
  • 38Less than $100
  • 71$100 to $149
  • 52$150 to $199
  • 25$200 to $249
  • 95$250 to $299
  • 34$300 to $349
  • 86$350 to $399
  • 42$400 to $449
  • 133$450 to $499
  • 108$500 to $549
  • 139$550 to $599
  • 105$600 to $649
  • 17$650 to $699
  • 79$700 to $749
  • 36$750 to $799
  • 154$800 to $899
  • 10$900 to $999
  • 109$1,000 to $1,249
  • 6$1,250 to $1,499
  • 10$1,500 to $1,999
  • 15$2,000 to $2,499
  • 183No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $717.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $134,468.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $100,544
  • Black or African American householders: $69,933
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $29,433
  • Asian householders: $52,979
  • Some other race householders: $43,325
  • Two or more races householders: $67,814
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $46,151

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $85,474
79556:

$85,474
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,136 - $144,542

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $125,115
Here:

$125,115
State:

$268,991

Townhouses or other attached units: $309,863
Here:

$309,863
State:

$268,635

Mobile homes: $69,629
Here:

$69,629
State:

$94,014

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $126,292
Here:

$126,292
State:

$52,538
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 79556

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,538
  • One, attached: 30
  • Two: 258
  • 3 or 4: 154
  • 5 to 9: 257
  • 10 to 19: 108
  • 20 to 49: 121
  • 50 or more: 55
  • Mobile homes: 486
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Unemployment: 5.3%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79556

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 79556
  • 78.3%4,288Drove a car alone
  • 14.9%818Carpooled
  • 0.1%4Motorcycle
  • 2.0%112Walked
  • 2.4%133Other means
  • 1.9%104Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79556

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 79556
  • 558Less than 5 minutes
  • 1,6645 to 9 minutes
  • 1,37110 to 14 minutes
  • 61615 to 19 minutes
  • 19520 to 24 minutes
  • 4925 to 29 minutes
  • 36330 to 34 minutes
  • 6935 to 39 minutes
  • 9340 to 44 minutes
  • 14445 to 59 minutes
  • 11460 to 89 minutes
  • 11490 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 84.3%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,972
  • Male householders: 2,379 (566 living alone), Female householders: 2,269 (843 living alone)
  • 2,264 spouses (2,240 opposite-sex spouses), 153 unmarried partners, (119 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,656 children (3,541 natural, 7 adopted, 104 stepchildren), 760 grandchildren, 255 brothers or sisters, 187 parents, 26 foster children, 244 other relatives, 534 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 262 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,319 2-persons, 694 3-persons, 519 4-persons, 327 5-persons, 96 6-persons, 127 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,409 1-person, 107 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 10 5-persons

1,909 married couples with children.
677 single-parent households (147 men, 530 women).

76.8% of residents of 79556 zip code speak English at home.
22.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% very well, 11% well, 7% not well, 4% not at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% very well, 25% well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (77% very well, 23% well).

Foreign born population: 594 (4.6%)
(33.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.6%
Whole state:

17.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 71%Honduras
  • 6%Dominica
  • 4%Liberia
  • 3%Indonesia
  • 3%Zimbabwe
  • 3%Bangladesh
  • 2%India
Most common first ancestries reported in 79556
  • 10%American
  • 4%German
  • 3%English
  • 3%Irish
  • 1%European
  • 1%Italian
  • 1%Scotch-Irish
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2892010 or later
  • 1112000 to 2009
  • 931990 to 1999
  • 194Before 1990

Zip code 79556 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • 7 11 AUTO SUPPLY (207 W BROADWAY in SWEETWATER, TX)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business NAICS classification: ALL OTHER AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE.
    Alternative names: 7-11 AUTO
  • A & A AIRCRAFT & REFINISHING (421 COLLEGE DR in SWEETWATER, TX)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business NAICS classification: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE.
    Organizations: AGUERORAYMOND AND DIANE (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
  • AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY (STATE HWY 70 2 MI N OF in SWEETWATER, TX)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Alternative names: AMERICAN TEL & TEL CO LONG LINES
  • ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND COMPANY (ON OR NEAR F.M. 419 N. in SWEETWATER, TX)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    Business SIC classification: COTTONSEED OIL MILLS
    Alternative names: ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND CO.
  • BAHLMAN CLEANERS INC (910 E 3RD ST in SWEETWATER, TX)
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Alternative names: BAHLMAN CLNRS
  • AFCO NO 10111 (911 HAILEY in SWEETWATER, TX)
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Organizations: MICOR ENERGY LLC DBA AFCO (CONTACT/OWNER)

Zip code 79556 marital status for males
Zip code 79556 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7.8%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 49.2%Electricity
  • 44.5%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel

Population in 1990: 14,064.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 10,374
  • Northeast: 137
  • Midwest: 447
  • South: 529
  • West: 802

57% of the 79556 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Texas.

85% of the 79556 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 9% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 2% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Sweetwater, TX (79556)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 130
Here:

8.2%
Texas:

7.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 35
Here:

5.1%
Texas:

6.6%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 140
Here:

55.1%
Texas:

14.3%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 79,238Life, physical, and social science occupations
  • 62,701Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 52,390Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 46,687Management occupations
  • 43,533Health technologists and technicians
  • 41,178Construction and extraction occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • JIMMIE LEE ALLDREDGE (1407 E 12TH ST in SWEETWATER, TX; small business)
    $8,400 with Army for Logistics Support Services. Signed on 2006-03-06. Completion date: 2006-04-01.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (250-499 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (50-99: 1, 20-49: 2, 10-19: 4, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Nursing Care Facilities (50-99: 2)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels (50-99: 1, 20-49: 1, 10-19: 2, 5-9: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (20-49: 2, 10-19: 2, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 4)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 206 people in college/university student housing
  • 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 2000:

  • 113 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 103 people in nursing homes
  • 90 people in halfway houses
  • 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

Fatal accident statistics in 2014:

  • Fatal accident count: 3
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 116. The highest number of fires - 147 took place in 2014, and the least - 84 in 2013. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 79556 When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (57.8%), and Structure Fires (24.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 79556
    • 93957.8%Outside Fires
    • 39324.2%Structure Fires
    • 22814.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 643.9%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 79556, Texas

Most common first names in zip code 79556 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 zip code 79556 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 zip code 79556
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
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