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Sweetwater, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Sweetwater had a population of 6,034 as of July 1, 2019. Sweetwater ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sweetwater is located at latitude 35.6015 and longitude -84.461 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sweetwater encompass a land area of 8.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 912 feet.

The City of Sweetwater (GNIS ID: 2405553) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Sweetwater is located within Commissioner District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monroe County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sweetwater: Sweet Water.

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Sweetwater, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Sweetwater, TN Housing Affordability Index is 173
State of Tennessee Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Sweetwater, TN Wealth Index is 49
State of Tennessee Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 6,034 (100%)
Population in Households 5,948 (98.6%)
Population in Families 4,904 (81.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 86 ( 1.4%)
Population Density 683
Diversity Index2 36
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,445
Average Household Income $55,120
Per Capita Income $22,248
Wealth Index4 49

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,895 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,821 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 667 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 407 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $125,665
Housing Affordability Index3 173
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,488
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,687
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.44% 0.48%
Households 0.42% 0.5%
Families 0.84% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Sweetwater, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sweetwater to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 98 77th
Population Density # 151 65th
Diversity Index # 107 75th
Median Household Income # 252 41st
Per Capita Income # 231 46th

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