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Sweetwater, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Sweetwater had a population of 19,167 as of July 1, 2023. Sweetwater ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density 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 25.7634 and longitude -80.3731 in Miami-Dade County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sweetwater 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 City of Sweetwater 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.

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Sweetwater, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 19,167 (100%)
Population in Households 19,129 (99.8%)
Population in Families 16,053 (83.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 38 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 4,953
Diversity Index2 65


Median Household Income $49,336
Average Household Income $61,871
% of Income for Mortgage4 36%
Per Capita Income $20,664
Wealth Index5 39
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Low (37.6)


Total HU (Housing Units) 6,634 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,774 (41.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,626 (54.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 234 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $295,361
Average Home Value $293,295
Housing Affordability Index3 70


Total Households 6,400
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 5,078
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.31% -0.29%
Households -0.05% -0.08%
Families   0.01%
Median Household Income   2.70%
Per Capita Income   3.55%
Owner Occupied HU   0.46%

Sweetwater, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sweetwater to the other 955 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 218 77th
Population Density # 124 87th
Median Household Income # 721 25th
Housing Affordability Index # 232 24th
Per Capita Income # 851 11th
Diversity Index # 369 61st

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