Sweetser, Indiana

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Sweetser, Indiana

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High Points

Sweetser strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

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Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Sweetser Low Rate of Poverty
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Sweetser Short Commute Times
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Sweetser People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Sweetser, Indiana

Comparing Sweetser to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Senior Citizens 6 7
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 2
Racial Diversity 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 6 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Working at Home 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 4 6
People Living Alone 4 3
Affordability of Rents 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Sweetser Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles N of Anderson, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Grant
P.O. Box Zip Codes 46987
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.571
Longitude -85.769

Sweetser Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MARION 2 N
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Station WABASH
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
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Sweetser Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 906 100%
Male 439 48.5%
Female 467 51.5%
Under 18 240 26.5%
18+ 666 73.5%
65+ 145 16%
Median Age 40.4
Average Family Size 2.97
White 885 97.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.4%
Other 3 0.3%
Mixed Race 13 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 19 2.1%

Estimated Sweetser Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 842
Growth -64
Growth % -7.1%

Sweetser Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 28.7%
US/American 17.8%
English 17.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.9%
Irish 8.5%
Scottish 3.7%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Welsh 1.7%
Italian 1.7%
Dutch 1.7%
European 1.3%
Danish 1.1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Swedish 0.4%
British 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sweetser 906 $49,327
Amboy 360 $45,000
Converse 1,137 $42,813
Jonesboro 1,887 $42,036
La Fontaine 900 $47,031
Marion 31,320 $37,717
Swayzee 1,011 $46,750
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