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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sweetwater is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (10.37%), food service (10.14%), and sales jobs (7.77%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Sweetwater is worth considering.

One of the benefits of Sweetwater is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.97 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In Sweetwater, just 10.03% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Sweetwater in 2010 was $17,988, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,952 for a family of four. However, Sweetwater contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sweetwater is a somewhat 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 38.97% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sweetwater include German, English, French , and Scottish.

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

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