Sweet Water, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sweet Water, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Sweet Water had a population of 237 as of July 1, 2015. Sweet Water ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sweet Water is located at latitude 32.1049 and longitude -87.8612 in Marengo County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sweet Water (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marengo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 184 feet.

The Town of Sweet Water (GNIS ID: 2406702) 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.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Sweet Water is located within Sweet Water Division of Marengo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sweet Water population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sweet Water: Sweetwater.

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Sweet Water, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 237
Population in Households 237
Population in Familes 212
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 117
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 87
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 66
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 74 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $90,789
Average Home Value $107,534


Median Household Income $43,241
Average Household Income $52,107
Per Capita Income $19,853
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.6% -1.03%
Households -1.46% -0.94%
Families -1.64% -1.24%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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.


Sweet Water, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sweet Water to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 481 17th
Population Density1 # 440 24th
Diversity Index2 # 253 56th
Median Household Income # 168 71st
Per Capita Income # 281 52nd

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