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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.
Women trained as pilots here, at Avenger Field during World War II
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sweetwater was $13,065, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Sweetwater residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Sweetwater include Sweetwater Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Sweetwater, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $257. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $636.
Libraries in Sweetwater include County-City Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Sweetwater include Sweetwater Reporter
TV stations in Sweetwater include KTXS.
Nolan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sweetwater political report.
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.
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