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Sweetwater, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Sweetwater is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Miami-Dade County at latitude 25.7775 and longitude -80.3797. Miami-Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Sweetwater, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sweetwater, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Sweetwater indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Sweetwater (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles.

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Sweetwater, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 13,783
Population in Households 13,733
Population in Familes 11,592
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density1 17,381
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 4,178
Average Household Size 3.29
Family Households 3,360
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,894 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,284 (53.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 ( 1.9%)
Median Home Value $186,432
Average Home Value $202,851


Median Household Income $29,984
Average Household Income $38,827
Per Capita Income $11,806
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.49% 0.87%
Households 0.35% 0.87%
Families 0.4% 0.84%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   2.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Sweetwater, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sweetwater to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 241 74th
Population Density1 # 3 100th
Diversity Index2 # 756 18th
Median Household Income # 834 9th
Per Capita Income # 884 4th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.