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 (17.21%), sales jobs (13.91%), and maintenance occupations (9.52%).

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 33.01 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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, the citizens of Sweetwater rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.84% of adults 25 and older in Sweetwater have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Sweetwater in 2010 was $13,190, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $52,760 for a family of four.

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 95.36% 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 Ethiopian, French , European, and Lebanese.

Sweetwater also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 73.65%.

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