Sweet Water, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Sweet Water, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Sweet Water had a population of 227 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sweet Water: Sweetwater.

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Sweet Water, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 227
Population in Households 227
Population in Familes 202
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 112
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $50,818
Average Household Income $59,220
Per Capita Income $22,726


Total Housing Units 107 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $103,333
Average Home Value $142,500


Total Households 83
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 62
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 -1.54% -1.45%
Households -1.5% -1.23%
Families -1.8% -1.32%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Sweet Water, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sweet Water to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama 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 # 483 17th
Population Density # 444 24th
Diversity Index # 244 58th
Median Household Income # 127 78th
Per Capita Income # 245 58th

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