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Sweetwater, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The Town of Sweetwater had a population of 91 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Sweetwater, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 91
Population in Households 91
Population in Familes 76
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 6
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $56,757
Average Household Income $77,405
Per Capita Income $32,611


Total Housing Units 47 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (23.4%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $130,357


Total Households 36
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 25
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.55% -0.89%
Households 0.34% -0.56%
Families -0.93% -1.65%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   3.4%

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, 2018 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 # 660 10th
Population Density # 730 0th
Diversity Index # 711 3rd
Median Household Income # 85 89th
Per Capita Income # 46 94th

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