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Sweetwater, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Sweetwater had a population of 21,080 as of July 1, 2017. Sweetwater ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sweetwater is located at latitude 25.7775 and longitude -80.3797 in Miami-Dade County. 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. Miami-Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The City of Sweetwater (GNIS ID: 2405554) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Sweetwater is located within North Westside CCD of Miami-Dade County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sweetwater population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Sweetwater, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,080
Daytime Population: Workers 11,687
Daytime Population: Residents 11,828
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,515
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 21,030
Population in Familes 17,724
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density2 9,288
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $36,134
Average Household Income $46,376
Per Capita Income $14,021


Total Housing Units 6,676 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,909 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,608 (54.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 ( 2.4%)
Median Home Value $163,216
Average Home Value $183,107


Total Households 6,517
Average Household Size 3.23
Family Households 5,232
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.65% 0.81%
Households 0.66% 0.76%
Families 0.75% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

Sweetwater, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sweetwater to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 189 80th
Population Density # 21 98th
Diversity Index # 772 16th
Median Household Income # 753 18th
Per Capita Income # 875 5th

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