Population: 6,324

Male 46% Female 54%
Married 57%
Single 43%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Sweetwater has a very low population density. Sweetwater is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

917 Sweetwater
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 6/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about Sweetwater, TN, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Sweetwater, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Sweetwater has a population density of 917, with 6,324 current residents.

Out of the 6,324 current residents, 46% are male and 54% are female. 57% of the residents are married and 43% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 57% Sun
  • 51% Rain
  • 6% Snow


60°F average temperature

  • 35 years Median home age
  • $78,310 Median home price
  • -14.14% Home appreciation rate
  • 4.81% Annual property tax
  • 66%
    Homes owned
  • 29.4%
    Homes rented
  • 4.6%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Sweetwater, the air quality is 89% and the weather, on average, is 57% sunny, 51% rainy, and 6% snowy. The average temperature is 60°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Sweetwater, you should know that 66% of homes are owned while 29.4% of homes are rented, and 4.6% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $78,310, the median age of homes is 35 years, the annual home appreciation is -14.14% and the annual property tax is 4.81%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Sweetwater, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Sweetwater’s crime rate is 8 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Sweetwater is 42 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 30.12% Democratic, 68.45% Republican, and 1.43% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:17


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 67%
    High school diploma
  • 5%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 7%
    Bachelors degree
  • 3%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Sweetwater, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 16.00% of residents are unemployed in Sweetwater (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Sweetwater residents: 8.6% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 11.86% are in the arts and sciences field, 14.7% are in the customer service field, 20.7% are in the sales field, 0.32% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 11.8% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 32% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:17. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 66.99%, 4.54% of residents have an associate’s degree, 7.11% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 2.53% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Sweetwater, you should be aware that the average commute time is 25 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Sweetwater have a few different options. 83% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.

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