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Overview

Introduction to Sweetwater, Florida

Sweetwater, Florida, in Miami Dade county, is 6 miles NW of Kendall, Florida (center to center) and 11 miles W of Miami, Florida. The people of the city are in the Miami metropolitan area.

Sweetwater History

The history of Sweetwater began during the Florida land boom of the 1920s. The Miami-Pittsburgh Land Company bought the land and laid out the plat of Sweetwater Groves. Clyde Andrews bought most of the Sweetwater Groves in 1938. A troupe of Russian midgets bought a part of this land and built several mini-scaled homes. Sweetwater was incorporated in 1941 and Joe Sanderlin was elected as its first mayor. The city was named after the pure and sweet water of the Everglades.

Sweetwater and Nearby Attractions

  • Coral Castle.
  • Miami Springs.
  • Coconut Grove.
  • Key Biscayne.
  • Bay Harbor Islands.

Things To Do In Sweetwater

Sweetwater features a number of recreational facilities which can make your vacations unforgettable. The lakes and beaches are ideal for swimming, boating, fishing and diving as well as for other water sports. You can also find four parks and 14 shopping centers in the city. In addition, the city also boasts a number of dining options.

Sweetwater Transportation

The city is served by the Miami International Airport.

Sweetwater Higher Education

The nearest college is the Miami-Dade Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,718
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens17.4%
Employed Population 16+9,605
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married40.2%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.9%
Median Earnings25+$20,650
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,226
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,224

Wealth

Median Family Income$35,967
% Above Poverty Level74.9%
% Below Poverty Level25.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation4.1%

Housing

People Living Alone15.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,194
Median House Value$118,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)90.7%
Italian0.6%
German0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
African0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
Arab0.1%
English0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Sweetwater Almanac

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Sweetwater Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMIAMI INTL AP
Distance5.9 miles
Jan Temp60 to 77 F
Apr Temp68 to 84 F
Jul Temp77 to 91 F
Oct Temp72 to 85 F
Annual Precip58.5 inches
StationHIALEAH
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp62 to 78 F
Apr Temp70 to 84 F
Jul Temp79 to 92 F
Oct Temp74 to 87 F
Annual Precip66 inches
StationPERRINE 4 W
Distance13 miles
Jan Temp55 to 76 F
Apr Temp63 to 83 F
Jul Temp72 to 90 F
Oct Temp68 to 85 F
Annual Precip61.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Kendall74,559$79,235
Medley898$31,625
Miami Springs14,430$63,200
South Miami12,207$75,227
Virginia Gardens2,735$54,453
West Miami6,652$50,417
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