Sweetwater, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Sweetwater, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Sweetwater had a population of 21,337 as of July 1, 2018. 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 25.7634 and longitude -80.3731 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.

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Sweetwater, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 21,337
Population in Households 21,286
Population in Familes 17,838
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 9,401
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $37,724
Average Household Income $48,762
Per Capita Income $14,683


Total Housing Units 6,635 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,814 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,742 (56.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 ( 1.2%)
Median Home Value $175,193
Average Home Value $187,655


Total Households 6,556
Average Household Size 3.25
Family Households 5,258
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.72% 0.76%
Households 0.65% 0.63%
Families 0.72% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

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, 2018 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 # 775 16th
Median Household Income # 740 20th
Per Capita Income # 867 6th

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