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Sweetwater is a city in Nolan County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for a local creek, which was named for its sweet waters

The latitude of Sweetwater is 32.470N. The longitude is -100.405W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,169 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,892.


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Median household income
Local
$24,293
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sweetwater demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Blue Goose
Began as a store selling supplies to buffalo hunters

Women trained as pilots here, at Avenger Field during World War II

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 37. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Clyde (Bulldog) Turner, football player
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Sweetwater Park, Lake Trammell Park
Historic sites and museums: Pioneer Museum, National WASP WWII Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Sweetwater demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nolan County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 79556 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Sweetwater residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sweetwater ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sweetwater was $13,065, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

12% of Sweetwater residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Sweetwater include Sweetwater Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sweetwater, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $257.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $636.


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Libraries in Sweetwater include County-City Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sweetwater include Sweetwater Reporter

TV stations in Sweetwater include KTXS.

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Nolan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sweetwater political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Sweetwater workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sweetwater between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Sweetwater include Comfort Inn Sweetwater, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Hotels, Motel 6.

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