Sweetwater, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Sweetwater, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Sweetwater had a population of 6,023 as of July 1, 2018. 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 35.6029 and longitude -84.4714 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sweetwater (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 6,023
Population in Households 5,941
Population in Familes 4,931
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density2 677
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $38,501
Average Household Income $51,219
Per Capita Income $20,832


Total Housing Units 2,870 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,761 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 721 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 388 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $123,295
Average Home Value $151,234


Total Households 2,482
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,681
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.45% 0.56%
Households 0.42% 0.55%
Families 0.87% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Sweetwater, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sweetwater to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 97 78th
Population Density # 150 65th
Diversity Index # 106 75th
Median Household Income # 260 39th
Per Capita Income # 296 31st

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