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People

Total Population 3,738
Male Share of the Population 54%
Female Share of the Population 46%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,277
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 45%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,630
% Above Poverty Level 72.4%
% Below Poverty Level 27.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 40.5%
Median Gross Rent $690
Median House Value $84,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.1%
US/American 0%
English 4.2%
Irish 17%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sweeny Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles S of Sugar Land, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles S of Houston, Texas
County Brazoria
Standard Zip Codes 77480
Phone Area Codes 979
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.038
Longitude -95.698

Sweeny Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station ANGLETON 2 W
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 63 F
Apr Temp 60 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 92 F
Oct Temp 60 to 81 F
Annual Precip 57.2 inches
Station BAY CITY WATERWORKS
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 66 F
Apr Temp 60 to 80 F
Jul Temp 75 to 92 F
Oct Temp 62 to 84 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Station THOMPSONS 3 WSW
Distance 31 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 62 F
Apr Temp 59 to 79 F
Jul Temp 74 to 94 F
Oct Temp 60 to 82 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sweeny, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Ashwood (77480)

Sugar Valley (77480)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bay City 17,499 $45,536
Brazoria 3,049 $51,027
Clute 11,324 $50,163
Jones Creek 2,506 $72,386

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Sweeny High Schools

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SWEENY H S
1310 N ELM ST
409-491-8100
A Title I School.
Serves 629 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

BRAZORIA CO J J A E P
1310 N ELM ST
409-491-8000
A Non-traditional School
Serves 3 students.

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