Sweet Water, AL 36782 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 36782: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sweet Water, AL 36782

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 25
  • Single Family Addresses: 903
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Marengo County
  • Centroid: Latitude 32.082, Longitude -87.945
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Sweet Water, AL 36782 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,316
Population in Households 2,314
Population in Familes 1,999
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 10
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 945
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 681
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,299 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 802 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 143 (11.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 354 (27.3%)
Median Home Value $85,610
Average Home Value $119,389


Median Household Income $35,035
Average Household Income $47,026
Per Capita Income $19,203
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.04% -0.87%
Households -0.81% -0.71%
Families -0.91% -0.81%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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 36782 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 36782 to the other 616 ZIP Codes in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 414 33rd
Population Density1 # 573 7th
Diversity Index2 # 97 85th
Median Household Income # 420 32nd
Per Capita Income # 408 34th

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