Sweetwater, FL
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Living in Sweetwater


Sweetwater is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 21,543 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 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 (14.03%), sales jobs (11.74%), and maintenance occupations (11.30%).

In Sweetwater, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.70 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Sweetwater is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.05% of adults 25 and older in Sweetwater have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sweetwater in 2010 was $15,946, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $63,784 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 95.26% 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 Italian, German, U.S. Virgin Islander, European, and Ethiopian.

Sweetwater also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 74.94%.

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