Sweetwater, TX Population

Population: 11,415. Estimated population in July 2020: 10,694 (-6.3% change)
Males: 5,441 (47.7%), Females: 5,974 (52.3%)

Nolan County

Zip code: 79556

Median resident age: 35.6 years
Median household income: $24,293
Median house value: $33,000

Races in Sweetwater:

  • White Non-Hispanic (61.5%)
  • Hispanic (31.7%)
  • Other race (15.7%)
  • Black (5.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (15.4%), Irish (7.0%), German (6.4%), English (5.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%), French (1.7%).

Land area: 10.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Sweetwater

  • High school or higher: 67.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sweetwater city

  • Never married: 20.2%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

4.3% Foreign born (3.6% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -586 (-4.9%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Sweetwater:

  • ROLLING PLAINS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (200 E ARIZONA)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sweetwater:

  • FISHER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT (about 29 miles; ROTAN, TX)
  • HAMLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 34 miles; HAMLIN, TX)
  • MITCHELL COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 38 miles; COLORADO CITY, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sweetwater:

  • DYESS AFB (about 39 miles; ABILENE, TX; Abbreviation: DYS)
  • ABILENE REGIONAL (about 52 miles; ABILENE, TX; Abbreviation: ABI)
  • SAN ANGELO REGIONAL/MATHIS FIELD (about 78 miles; SAN ANGELO, TX; Abbreviation: SJT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sweetwater:

  • AVENGER FIELD (about 3 miles; SWEETWATER, TX; Abbreviation: SWW)
  • FISHER COUNTY (about 24 miles; ROTAN/ROBY, TX; Abbreviation: 56F)
  • HAMLIN MUNI (about 33 miles; HAMLIN, TX; Abbreviation: 14F)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Sweetwater:

  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-SWEETWATER (Full-time enrollment: 742; Location: 300 COLLEGE DR; Public)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sweetwater:

  • HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,026)
  • ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; ABILENE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,380)
  • ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; SAN ANGELO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,477)
  • MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 120 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,800)
  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 126 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Full-time enrollment: 22,439)
  • ODESSA COLLEGE (about 148 miles; ODESSA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,555)
  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 150 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,578)

Schools

Public high school in Sweetwater:

  • SWEETWATER H S (Students: 602; Location: 1205 RAGLAND; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sweetwater:

  • SWEETWATER MIDDLE (Students: 515; Location: 305 LAMAR; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SWEETWATER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 315; Location: 705 E 3RD; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • SOUTHEAST EL (Students: 294; Location: 1201 MUSTANG DR; Grades: PK – 03)
  • EAST RIDGE EL (Students: 258; Location: 1700 E 12TH ST; Grades: PK – 03)
  • COWEN ELEMENTARY (Students: 199; Location: 700 W 4TH; Grades: PK – 03)

Libraries

Library in Sweetwater:

  • COUNTY-CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $131,365; Location: 206 ELM ST; 47,829 books; 2,376 audio materials; 130 video materials; 32 serial subscriptions)