Sweetwater, TN Population

Population: 5,586. Estimated population in July 2020: 6,117 (+9.5% change)
Males: 2,519 (45.1%), Females: 3,067 (54.9%)

Zip code: 37874

Median resident age: 40.4 years
Median household income: $28,323
Median house value: $70,700

Races in Sweetwater:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.3%)
  • Black (7.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (21.0%), Irish (7.7%), German (4.9%), English (4.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%), French (1.1%).

Land area: 6.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Sweetwater

  • High school or higher: 67.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sweetwater city

  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 54.2%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

0.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +443 (+8.6%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Sweetwater:

  • SWEETWATER HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (304 WRIGHT ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sweetwater:

  • FORT SANDERS LOUDON MEDICAL CENTER (about 13 miles; LOUDON, TN)
  • ATHENS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 16 miles; ATHENS, TN)
  • WOODS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; ETOWAH, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sweetwater:

  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 37 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: TYS)
  • LOVELL FIELD (about 65 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Abbreviation: CHA)
  • RICHARD B RUSSELL (about 99 miles; ROME, GA; Abbreviation: RMG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sweetwater:

  • MONROE COUNTY (about 9 miles; MADISONVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: MNV)
  • MCMINN COUNTY (about 17 miles; ATHENS, TN; Abbreviation: MMI)
  • ROCKWOOD MUNI (about 27 miles; ROCKWOOD, TN; Abbreviation: RKW)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sweetwater:

  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,490)
  • LEE UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,171)
  • CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,022)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 44 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 23,333)
  • PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,196)
  • CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 66 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,821)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA (about 70 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,914)

Schools

Public high school in Sweetwater:

  • SWEETWATER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 569; Location: 414 S HIGH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Sweetwater:

  • TENNESSEE MEIJI GAKUIN HIGH SC (Students: 137; Location: 1314 PEACHTREE STREET; Grades: 10 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sweetwater:

  • SWEETWATER PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 432; Location: 500 HIGHWAY 322 EAST; Grades: PK – 02)
  • SWEETWATER JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 367; Location: CANNON AVENUE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • SWEETWATER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 318; Location: BROAD STREET; Grades: 03 – 04)
  • BROWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 309; Location: STARRETT STREET; Grades: 05 – 06)
Private primary/middle school in Sweetwater:

  • COVENANT BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 30; Location: PO BOX 387; Grades: KG – 7)

Libraries

Library in Sweetwater:

  • SWEETWATER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $163,405; Location: 210 MAYES AVENUE; 33,332 books; 82 audio materials; 474 video materials; 18 serial subscriptions)

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