Sweetwater, OK Profile: Facts & Data

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Sweetwater, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Town of Sweetwater had a population of 88 as of July 1, 2019. 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 35.4223 and longitude -99.9115 in Beckham County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sweetwater 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.


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Sweetwater, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Sweetwater, OK Housing Affordability Index is 0
State of Oklahoma Housing Affordability Index is 166
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Sweetwater, OK Wealth Index is 85
State of Oklahoma Wealth Index is 74
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 88 (100%)
Population in Households 87 (98.9%)
Population in Families 73 (83.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 6
Diversity Index2 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $65,619
Average Household Income $75,167
Per Capita Income $31,188
Wealth Index4 85

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 45 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (17.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $131,250
Housing Affordability Index3 0
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 35
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 24
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.12% -0.23%
Households 0.0% -0.58%
Families -1.27% -0.85%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.25%

Sweetwater, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sweetwater to the other 743 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 671 10th
Population Density # 742 0th
Diversity Index # 715 4th
Median Household Income # 52 93rd
Per Capita Income # 71 91st

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