Sweetwater, TX

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Population

14,990

0.18% decline

Poverty Rate

16.8%


Median Age

38.8


Median Household Income

$42,019

9.39% growth

Number of Employees

6,316

2.14% decline

Median Property Value

$66,100

1.07% growth

About

In 2017, Sweetwater, TX had a population of 15k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $42,019. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sweetwater, TX declined from 15,017 to 14,990, a -0.18% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,411 to $42,019, a 9.39% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sweetwater, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (57%), White (Hispanic) (30.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.89%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (4.74%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.01%). N/A% of the people in Sweetwater, TX speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Sweetwater, TX is $66,100, and the homeownership rate is 69.3%. Most people in Sweetwater, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Sweetwater, TX is 2 cars per household.

Sweetwater, TX borders Abilene, TX and Snyder, TX.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Sweetwater, TX employs 6.32k people. The largest industries in Sweetwater, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (933 people), Manufacturing (790 people), and Educational Services (698 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($49,695), Wholesale Trade ($42,788), and Utilities ($42,404).

Median household income in Sweetwater, TX is $42,019. Males in Sweetwater, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Sweetwater, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,019

2017 value

± $2,694

9.39%

1 Year Growth

± 8.46%

Households in Sweetwater, TX have a median annual income of $42,019, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,411 in 2016, which represents a 9.39% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sweetwater, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sweetwater, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $100,595, followed by Collin County, TX and Fort Bend County, TX, with respective values of $96,051 and $91,931.

The following map shows all of the counties in Sweetwater, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sweetwater, TX (2.45k out of 14.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,181 ± 280

  2. Hispanic

    1,222 ± 219

  3. Black

    124 ± 128

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sweetwater, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.32k

2017 Value

± 502

-2.14%

1 Year decline

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sweetwater, TX declined at a rate of -2.14%, from 6.45k employees to 6.32k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sweetwater, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (743 people), Management Occupations (645 people), and Production Occupations (630 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sweetwater, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sweetwater, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (743 people), Management Occupations (645 people), and Production Occupations (630 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Sweetwater, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.11 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.87 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sweetwater, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,773), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($73,750), and Legal Occupations ($70,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.32k

2017 Value

± 502

-2.14%

1 Year decline

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sweetwater, TX declined at a rate of -2.14%, from 6.45k employees to 6.32k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sweetwater, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (933 people), Manufacturing (790 people), and Educational Services (698 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sweetwater, TX, though some of these residents may live in Sweetwater, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Sweetwater, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (933 people), Manufacturing (790 people), and Educational Services (698 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Sweetwater, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (8.61 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.23 times), and Utilities (3.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sweetwater, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($49,695), Wholesale Trade ($42,788), and Utilities ($42,404).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

83.3% of the population of Sweetwater, TX has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 17.6% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.05% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Sweetwater, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Sweetwater, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16.7%

Uninsured

39.2%

Employer Coverage

17.6%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

11.9%

Non-Group

1.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sweetwater, TX declined by 6.43% from 17.8% to 16.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sweetwater, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Sweetwater, TX is home to a population of 15k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.55% of Sweetwater, TX residents were born outside of the country (682 people).

In 2017, there were 1.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.55k people) in Sweetwater, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.57k White (Hispanic) and 733 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sweetwater, TX was 38.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Sweetwater, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Sweetwater, TX residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.55%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

682 people

3.65%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

548 people

As of 2017, 4.55% of Sweetwater, TX residents (682 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sweetwater, TX was 3.65%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Sweetwater, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sweetwater, TX was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sweetwater, TX

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    8.55k ± 21

  2. White (Hispanic)

    4.57k ± 311

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    733 ± 145

In 2017, there were 1.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.55k people) in Sweetwater, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.57k White (Hispanic) and 733 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Sweetwater, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    295 ± 85

  2. Korea

    136 ± 65

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    116 ± 76

Sweetwater, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sweetwater, TX was $66,100 in 2017, which is 0.288 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $65,400 to $66,100, a 1.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Sweetwater, TX is 69.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sweetwater, TX have an average commute time of 15.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sweetwater, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$66,100

2017 Median

± $6,904

$65,400

2016 Median

± $6,232

In 2017, the median property value in Sweetwater, TX grew to to $66,100 from the previous year's value of $65,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sweetwater, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sweetwater, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Household Income

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$42,019

Median Household Income

± $2,694

5.55k

Number of Households

± 398

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.55k households in Sweetwater, TX grew to $42,019 from the previous year's value of $38,411.

The following chart displays the households in Sweetwater, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sweetwater, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sweetwater, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.3%

2017 Homeownership

68.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.3% of the housing units in Sweetwater, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sweetwater, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

15.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sweetwater, TX have a shorter commute time (15.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Sweetwater, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.7%

  2. Carpooled

    13.7%

  3. Walked

    2.64%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sweetwater, TX was Drove Alone (79.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.7%) and those who Walked (2.64%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sweetwater, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sweetwater, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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