Sweetwater, TX
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Sweetwater is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 10,809 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Sweetwater is the 213th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Sweetwater isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sweetwater are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sweetwater is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sweetwater who work in food service (10.37%), sales jobs (9.17%), and office and administrative support (8.46%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Sweetwater has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Sweetwater has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Sweetwater than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Sweetwater may be for you.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.48 minutes getting to work every day.

In Sweetwater, just 8.62% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Sweetwater in 2010 was $18,241, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,964 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. The greatest number of Sweetwater residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Sweetwater also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 40.11% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sweetwater include Irish, English, Scottish, and European.

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

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