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Population (year 2000): 11,415. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,694 (-6.3% change)
Males: 5,441 (47.7%), Females: 5,974 (52.3%)

Nolan County

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Median resident age: 35.6 years
Median household income: $24,293 (year 2000)
Median house value: $33,000 (year 2000)

Sweetwater, TX residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Sweetwater:

  • White Non-Hispanic (61.5%)
  • Hispanic (31.7%)
  • Other race (15.7%)
  • Black (5.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (15.4%), Irish (7.0%), German (6.4%), English (5.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%), French (1.7%).Texas forum

Land area: 10.0 square miles

Sweetwater,

For population 25 years and over in Sweetwater

  • High school or higher: 67.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sweetwater city

  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

4.3% Foreign born (3.6% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -586 (-4.9%).

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TX Abilene, (45.5 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Worth, TX Fort (212.0 miles pop. 534,694).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Antonio, TX San (245.9 miles pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities: TX Roscoe, (9.3 miles TX (19.2 miles Roby, TX (19.5 miles Trent, TX (21.5 miles Loraine, TX (26.8 miles Hermleigh, TX Rotan, (27.1 miles TX (27.1 miles Merkel, TX (27.1 miles Blackwell,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 3 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 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

Latitude: 32.47 N, Longitude: 100.41 W

Area code: 325

Sweetwater, Texas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.4%), Manufacturing (12.5%), Retail trade (11.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +288 (+2.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,226 (71.8%)

Crime in Sweetwater (2002):
  • 1 murder (8.4 per 100,000)
  • 8 rapes (67.1 per 100,000)
  • 3 robberies (25.2 per 100,000)
  • 31 assaults (260.0 per 100,000)
  • 144 burglaries (1207.7 per 100,000)
  • 198 thefts (1660.7 per 100,000)
  • 25 auto thefts (209.7 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 274.2 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.4)

Crime in Sweetwater (2003):
  • 1 murder (9.0 per 100,000)
  • 4 rapes (36.0 per 100,000)
  • 7 robberies (63.0 per 100,000)
  • 25 assaults (225.1 per 100,000)
  • 168 burglaries (1512.6 per 100,000)
  • 216 thefts (1944.7 per 100,000)
  • 18 auto thefts (162.1 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 276.3 (higher means more crime, US average = 321.8)

Average climate in Sweetwater, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sweetwater,

Sweetwater-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1986, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.0 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 3 tornado 17.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Sweetwater:
  • ROLLING PLAINS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (200 E ARIZONA)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sweetwater:
  • FISHER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT (about 29 miles; ROTAN, TX)
  • HAMLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 34 miles; HAMLIN, TX)
  • MITCHELL COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 38 miles; COLORADO CITY, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sweetwater:
  • DYESS AFB (about 39 miles; ABILENE, TX; ID: DYS)
  • ABILENE REGIONAL (about 52 miles; ABILENE, TX; ID: ABI)
  • SAN ANGELO REGIONAL/MATHIS FIELD (about 78 miles; SAN ANGELO, TX; ID: SJT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sweetwater:
  • AVENGER FIELD (about 3 miles; SWEETWATER, TX; ID: SWW)
  • FISHER COUNTY (about 24 miles; ROTAN/ROBY, TX; ID: 56F)
  • HAMLIN MUNI (about 33 miles; HAMLIN, TX; ID: 14F)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Judicial and Legal 1 $1,906 $22,872 0 $0
Other Government Administration 3 $8,084 $32,336 0 $0
Financial Administration 8 $26,426 $39,639 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 9 $21,410 $28,546 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $1,970 $23,640 0 $0
Water Supply 12 $24,122 $24,122 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 5 $10,352 $24,844 0 $0
Sewerage 14 $30,018 $25,729 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 7 $11,476 $19,673 4 $2,674
Health 1 $2,576 $30,912 0 $0
Welfare 3 $6,230 $24,920 4 $2,294
Streets and Highways 7 $15,620 $26,777 0 $0
Firefighters 24 $79,920 $39,960 0 $0
Police - Other 5 $11,498 $27,595 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 19 $65,612 $41,439 0 $0
Totals for Government 119 $317,220 $31,988 8 $4,968
College/University in Sweetwater:
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-SWEETWATER (Full-time enrollment: 742; Location: 300 COLLEGE DR; Public)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sweetwater:
  • HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,026)
  • ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; ABILENE, TX; FT enrollment: 4,380)
  • ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; SAN ANGELO, TX; FT enrollment: 5,477)
  • MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 120 miles; MIDLAND, TX; FT enrollment: 2,800)
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 126 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; FT enrollment: 22,439)
  • ODESSA COLLEGE (about 148 miles; ODESSA, TX; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 150 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; FT enrollment: 2,578)
Public high school in Sweetwater:
  • SWEETWATER H S (Students: 602; Location: 1205 RAGLAND; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sweetwater:
  • SWEETWATER MIDDLE (Students: 515; Location: 305 LAMAR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SWEETWATER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 315; Location: 705 E 3RD; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • SOUTHEAST EL (Students: 294; Location: 1201 MUSTANG DR; Grades: PK - 03)
  • EAST RIDGE EL (Students: 258; Location: 1700 E 12TH ST; Grades: PK - 03)
  • COWEN ELEMENTARY (Students: 199; Location: 700 W 4TH; Grades: PK - 03)
Library in Sweetwater:
  • COUNTY-CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $131,365; Location: 206 ELM ST; 47,829 books; 2,376 audio materials; 130 video materials; 32 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Sweetwater: Sweetwater Commercial Historic District (A), First National Bank Building (B), R A Ragland Building (C), Pioneer Museum (D).

Churches in Sweetwater include: Evangelical Methodist Church (A), Highland Baptist Church (B), Highland Heights United Methodist Church (C), Church of Christ (D), Church of God of Prophecy (E), Avondale Baptist Church (F), Faith Lutheran Church (G), Bautista Primera Iglesia Church (H).

Parks in Sweetwater include: Newman Park (1), Mustang Bowl (2), Rolling Plains Girls Softball Park (3), Fraley Park (4), Santa Fe Park (5).


Sweetwater compared to Texas state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KGKL (960 AM; 5 kW; SAN ANGELO, TX; Owner: KGKL, INC.)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KVMC (1320 AM; daytime; 1 kW; COLORADO CITY, TX; Owner: JIMLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
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.)

 

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