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.

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 transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sweetwater who work in office and administrative support (13.16%), sales jobs (12.92%), and maintenance occupations (9.45%).

In Sweetwater, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.65 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Sweetwater citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.37% of adults in Sweetwater have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sweetwater in 2018 was $17,482, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,928 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 95.51% 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 Italian, German, Jamaican, Czech, and Russian.

In addition, Sweetwater has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (74.45%).

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