Sweetwater, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sweetwater, Idaho - Basic Facts

The Sweetwater Census Designated Place had a population of 147 as of July 1, 2015. Sweetwater ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sweetwater is located at latitude 46.3676 and longitude -116.7975 in Nez Perce County. The formal boundaries for the Sweetwater Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nez Perce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,096 feet.

The Sweetwater Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2585594) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sweetwater population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Sweetwater, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 147
Population in Households 147
Population in Familes 124
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 123
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 61
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 44
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 67 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $165,000
Average Home Value $170,122


Median Household Income $41,975
Average Household Income $49,237
Per Capita Income $19,053
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.8%
Households 0.64% 0.96%
Families 3.36% 0.45%
Median Household Income   4.36%
Per Capita Income   3.14%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Sweetwater, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sweetwater to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 196 14th
Population Density1 # 203 11th
Diversity Index2 # 39 84th
Median Household Income # 137 40th
Per Capita Income # 150 34th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Idaho Census Data Comparison Tool.