Sweetwater, FL
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Sweetwater is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 20,840 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Sweetwater is the 167th largest community in Florida.

Sweetwater is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Sweetwater is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Sweetwater who work in office and administrative support (17.42%), sales jobs (12.98%), and maintenance occupations (8.40%).

One downside of living in Sweetwater, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.42 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Sweetwater has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Sweetwater has quite a high level of public transit users. Sweetwater’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

In terms of college education, Sweetwater is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.21% of adults 25 and older in Sweetwater have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sweetwater in 2010 was $13,831, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,324 for a family of four.

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 95.62% 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sweetwater include French , European, German, and Lebanese.

Sweetwater also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 73.32%.

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