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Overview

Introduction to Sweetwater, Texas

Sweetwater, Texas, in Nolan county, is 39 miles W of Abilene, Texas (center to center) and 180 miles W of Fort Worth, Texas.

Sweetwater History

The city was named after the Sweetwater Creek that flows through the region. The city was incorporated three times, in 1884, 1897, and finally in 1902. The area prospered rapidly after 1903 with the beginning of the construction of Kansas City in Mexico and Orient Railway.

Sweetwater and nearby Attractions

  • First National Bank Building
  • Evangelical Methodist Church
  • Rolling Plains Girls Softball Park
  • Pioneer City-County Museum
  • County-City Library
  • Sweetwater Cemetery

Things To Do In Sweetwater

First National Bank Building stands as a witness to the progression of the city through the ages. Evangelical Methodist Church is an Evangelical Christian Church that is famous among visitors for its beautiful architecture. Sweetwater Cemetery is well known for its collection of exotic flowers. Pioneer City-County Museum has many historical artifacts on display. Rolling Plains Girls Softball Park frequently hosts sports events that tourists can attend as spectators.

Sweetwater Transportation

Dyess AFB Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Sweetwater Higher Education

Hardin-Simmons University, Midland College, and Texas Tech University are close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,765
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+4,456
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married45.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.4%
Median Earnings25+$25,600
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,695
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,508

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,832
% Above Poverty Level80.2%
% Below Poverty Level19.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone29.8%
Median Gross Rent$589
Median House Value$53,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)61.8%
Irish5.9%
English2.8%
Scottish0.8%
Italian0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
West Indian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
African0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Canadian0.1%
German0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Sweetwater Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nolan County
Standard Zip Codes79556
Phone Area Codes325
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude32.46
Approximate Longitude-100.4

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)

StationROSCOE
Distance7.6 miles
Jan Temp29 to 55 F
Apr Temp49 to 78 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip23.5 inches
StationCOLORADO CITY
Distance29.5 miles
Jan Temp27 to 57 F
Apr Temp48 to 80 F
Jul Temp70 to 96 F
Oct Temp50 to 79 F
Annual Precip19.4 inches
StationANSON
Distance35.9 miles
Jan Temp31 to 56 F
Apr Temp51 to 78 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp54 to 78 F
Annual Precip26 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Loraine511$44,659
Merkel2,618$49,760
Roby690$42,083
Roscoe1,376$61,818

Sweetwater Public Libraries

County-city Library
206 ELM ST
Sweetwater, Texas
(325) 235-4978

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Sweetwater Hospitals

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
200 East Arizona Avenue

Sweetwater Public Schools

Cowen Early Childhood Center
700 W 4th
ZIP: 79556
(325) 235-3482
Primary
Total Enrollment 188
East Ridge El
1700 E 12th St
ZIP: 79556
(325) 235-5282
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Southeast El
1201 Mustang Dr
ZIP: 79556
(325) 235-9222
Primary
Total Enrollment 346
Sweetwater H S
1205 Ragland
ZIP: 79556
(325) 235-4371
High
Total Enrollment 485
Sweetwater Int
705 E 3rd
ZIP: 79556
(325) 235-3491
Middle
Total Enrollment 338
Sweetwater Middle
305 Lamar
ZIP: 79556
(325) 236-6303
Middle
Total Enrollment 481
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