Sweetwater, FL

Sweetwater profile

Living in Sweetwater

Sweetwater is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 20,994 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Sweetwater is the 167th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sweetwater is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sweetwater is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sweetwater who work in office and administrative support (13.94%), maintenance occupations (11.58%), and sales jobs (11.55%).

One downside of living in Sweetwater is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Sweetwater, the average commute to work is 32.39 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The percentage of adults in Sweetwater who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.54% of the adults in Sweetwater have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sweetwater in 2018 was $17,145, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,580 for a family of four. However, Sweetwater contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sweetwater is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sweetwater home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Sweetwater, accounting for 94.71% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Sweetwater residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sweetwater include Jamaican, Italian, German, Dutch, and U.S. Virgin Islander.

In addition, Sweetwater has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (74.18%).

The most common language spoken in Sweetwater is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Chinese.