Sweetwater, TX

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
14,657
0.475% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.6
0.543% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.5%
4.25% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$47,437
6.12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$91,300
16.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sweetwater, TX had a population of 14.7k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $47,437. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sweetwater, TX declined from 14,727 to 14,657, a −0.475% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,700 to $47,437, a 6.12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sweetwater, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.4%), White (Hispanic) (22.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.62%), Other (Hispanic) (7.59%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.49%).

None of the households in Sweetwater, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.8% of the residents in Sweetwater, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Sweetwater, TX was $91,300, and the homeownership rate was 65.4%.

Most people in Sweetwater, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Sweetwater, TX was 2 cars per household.

Sweetwater, TX borders Abilene, TX and Snyder, TX.

Population & Diversity

Sweetwater, TX is home to a population of 14.7k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.59% of Sweetwater, TX residents were born outside of the country (820 people).

In 2022, there were 2.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.69k people) in Sweetwater, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.29k White (Hispanic) and 1.26k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.8%
2022 Citizenship
95.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.8% of Sweetwater, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sweetwater, TX was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sweetwater, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.69k ± 111
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.29k ± 577
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.26k ± 514
39.4%
Hispanic Population
5.78k people

In 2022, there were 2.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.69k people) in Sweetwater, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.29k White (Hispanic) and 1.26k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

39.4% of the people in Sweetwater, TX are hispanic (5.78k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Sweetwater, TX as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.59%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
820 people
6.45%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
950 people

As of 2022, 5.59% of Sweetwater, TX residents (820 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sweetwater, TX was 6.45%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    303 ± 103
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    133 ± 77
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    111 ± 61

Sweetwater, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sweetwater, TX employs 6.29k people. The largest industries in Sweetwater, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (808 people), Retail Trade (806 people), and Manufacturing (705 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,906), Utilities ($57,500), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,759).

Occupations

6.29k
2022 Value
± 541
2.91%
1 Year growth
± 11.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sweetwater, TX grew at a rate of 2.91%, from 6.11k employees to 6.29k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sweetwater, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (610 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (538 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (528 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sweetwater, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.29k
2022 Value
± 541
2.91%
1 Year growth
± 11.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sweetwater, TX grew at a rate of 2.91%, from 6.11k employees to 6.29k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sweetwater, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (808 people), Retail Trade (806 people), and Manufacturing (705 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sweetwater, TX, though some of these residents may live in Sweetwater, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,733
Median earning men ± $5,032
$27,393
Median earning women ± $3,639

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($76,250), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,607), and Public Administration ($65,179).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,250), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,063), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($39,643).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 106
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 76
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 70
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sweetwater, TX was $91,300 in 2022, which is 0.324 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $78,300 to $91,300, a 16.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Sweetwater, TX is 65.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sweetwater, TX have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sweetwater, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sweetwater, TX is $47,437. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Sweetwater, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $121,303, followed by Collin County, TX and Glasscock County, TX, with respective values of $113,255 and $112,188.

Property

$91,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,153
$3,711
Median Property Taxes
±$354

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sweetwater, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.4%
Homeownership
2022
60.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.4% of the housing units in Sweetwater, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sweetwater, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $121,303, followed by Collin County, TX and Glasscock County, TX, with respective values of $113,255 and $112,188.

The following map shows all of the counties in Sweetwater, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$47,437
Median Household Income
± $3,661
5.67k
Number of Households
± 471

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.67k households in Sweetwater, TX grew to $47,437 from the previous year's value of $44,700.

The following chart displays the households in Sweetwater, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sweetwater, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.2%)
  2. Carpooled (12.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.14%)

In 2022, 81.2% of workers in Sweetwater, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.7%) and those who worked at home (3.14%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sweetwater, TX have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.74% of the workforce in Sweetwater, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sweetwater, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sweetwater, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sweetwater, TX (2.23k out of 14.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sweetwater, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

82.9% of the population of Sweetwater, TX has health coverage, with 40.5% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 0.815% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Texas see 1629 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 759 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,629 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Texas

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,629 patients per year. This represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1,642 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Texas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.8% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 34% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.5% were men and 47.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.1%
Uninsured
40.5%
Employer Coverage
17.9%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
0.815%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sweetwater, TX declined by 2.96% from 17.6% to 17.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sweetwater, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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