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Sweetwater, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Town of Sweetwater had a population of 95 as of July 1, 2017. Sweetwater ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sweetwater is located at latitude 35.415 and longitude -99.9203 in Beckham County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sweetwater (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Beckham County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,172 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Sweetwater are located in Beckham County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Roger Mills County.

The Town of Sweetwater (GNIS ID: 2413357) 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.

Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Sweetwater is located within Erick Division of Beckham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sweetwater population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Sweetwater, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 95
Daytime Population: Workers 31
Daytime Population: Residents 64
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 95
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 95
Population in Familes 79
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 6
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $55,656
Average Household Income $70,943
Per Capita Income $28,845


Total Housing Units 50 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (26.0%)
Median Home Value $97,222
Average Home Value $119,828


Total Households 37
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 25
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 1.22% 1.23%
Households 0.77% 1.06%
Families -1.06% 1.55%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Sweetwater, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sweetwater to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma 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 # 651 11th
Population Density # 730 0th
Diversity Index # 708 3rd
Median Household Income # 81 89th
Per Capita Income # 97 87th

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