Sweetwater SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
5
Affordability
7
Diversity
6
Safety
3
Amenities
6
Education
5
Commute
8.5

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Sweetwater, Tennessee Info Snack

Sweetwater is a city in Monroe and McMinn counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the most populous city in Monroe County. The population was 5,586 at the 2000 census and 5,764 at the 2010 census. Sweetwater is the home of the Craighead Caverns which contains the Lost Sea, the United States' largest underground lake.
Population
5,870
Unemployment
5.5%
Poverty
14.3%
Median Home
$123,100
Median Income
$40,077
Median Rent
$649

2 Reviews & Comments About Sweetwater

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

Moved here from Houston, TX been there most of my adult life moved to Sweetwater 2yrs this June. This is a very friendly town. Everyone looks out for each other. Most people do not even lock their doors around here. And keep the garage doors up all the time. Here I am with locking my doors at all times and keeping my keys on me even when I'm outside on my own land from living in Houston and have an ADT system. The neighbors actually laughed at me for getting an Alarm. Some have been here their whole life and said, nothing happens over here. The crime has been in abandoned homes or land due to drugs as I have a reliable source. Not sure where you received your information from but you might want to recheck it. I have been here only two years and when I go into most stores they know me by my first name.

The whole town is my favorite places. Love how the whole town gets together on certain days of the month and stay open late so individuals that work during the day and come out and shop after hours. They have movie nights downtown in the summer. They just had Fly you kite downtown with Mary Poppins. They do a lot of fun family nights so everyone can come together as a community.


HomeSnacks User

I'm originally from Chicago and live in Sweetwater. If you want to talk crime, check out Illinois. I know people here that don't even lock their doors! Also, there are plenty of fun things to do here. If you need city" life, we are between Chattanooga and Knoxville. Seems like something is wrong with your facts. Cost of living isn't as high here and there are plenty of jobs nearby.

Rankings for Sweetwater in Tennessee

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Map Of Sweetwater, TN

Population over time in Sweetwater

Year Population % Change
2017 5,870 0.5%
2016 5,842 -0.6%
2015 5,877 0.1%
2014 5,872 0.3%
2013 5,856 0.3%
2012 5,839 0.2%
2011 5,827 0.1%
2010 5,820 0.2%
2009 5,807 -
Crime/100k Sweetwater TN USA
Violent Crime 868.4 623.7 368.9
Murder 0.0 7.4 5.0
Robbery 17.0 106.2 86.2
Aggravated Assault 851.4 468.5 246.8
Property Crime 5227.3 2825.4 2199.5
Burglary 817.3 489.4 376.0
Larceny 3950.3 2034.1 1594.6
Car Theft 459.7 301.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Sweetwater

White
87.2% (5,120)
African American
6.5% (383)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
1.8% (108)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.0% (56)
Hispanic
3.5% (203)
Race Sweetwater TN USA
White 87.2% 74.0% 61.1%
African American 6.5% 16.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 1.8% 1.7% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.0% 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.5% 5.3% 17.8%

Household Income For Sweetwater, Tennessee

Less than $10,000
4.7% (27,519)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.0% (47,059)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.8% (86,687)
$25,000 to $34,999
14.0% (82,284)
$35,000 to $49,999
18.9% (110,905)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.0% (111,455)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.0% (64,396)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.6% (50,636)
$150,000 to $199,999
0.0% (0)
$200,000 or more
1.0% (6,054)
Income Sweetwater TN USA
Less than $10,000 4.7% 741.5% 633.5%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.0% 551.0% 460.0%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.8% 1115.7% 931.0%
$25,000 to $34,999 14.0% 1079.8% 928.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 18.9% 1426.3% 1263.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.0% 1840.8% 1746.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.0% 1189.1% 1247.6%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.6% 1196.9% 1464.4%
$150,000 to $199,999 0.0% 428.1% 627.5%
$200,000 or more 1.0% 430.8% 697.9%

Gender in Sweetwater

Female
56.1% (3,293)
Male
43.9% (2,577)
Gender Sweetwater TN USA
Female 56.1% 51.2% 50.8%
Male 43.9% 48.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Sweetwater for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
9.0% (528)
9-12th Grade
12.0% (704)
High School / GED
37.0% (2,171)
Some College
18.0% (1,056)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (528)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (645)
Master's Degree
3.0% (176)
Professional Degree
1.0% (58)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Sweetwater TN USA
< 9th Grade 9.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 12.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 37.0% 32.0% 27.0%
Some College 18.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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