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 228 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sweet Water: Sweetwater.

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Sweet Water, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 228
Daytime Population: Workers 120
Daytime Population: Residents 150
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 270
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 228
Population in Familes 203
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 113
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $48,647
Average Household Income $57,144
Per Capita Income $22,100


Total Housing Units 106 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (21.7%)
Median Home Value $98,810
Average Home Value $135,915


Total Households 83
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 63
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.69% -1.44%
Households -1.7% -1.23%
Families -1.82% -1.3%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

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, 2017 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 # 482 17th
Population Density # 442 24th
Diversity Index # 250 57th
Median Household Income # 138 76th
Per Capita Income # 239 59th

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