Sweetwater, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sweetwater, Idaho - Basic Facts

The Sweetwater Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Nez Perce County at latitude 46.3676 and longitude -116.7975. Nez Perce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,096 feet.

The formal official name is the Sweetwater Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sweetwater, Idaho.

The U5 Census Class Code for Sweetwater indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Sweetwater, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 146
Population in Households 146
Population in Familes 122
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 123
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 61
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 43
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 65 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $145,833
Average Home Value $154,878


Median Household Income $41,725
Average Household Income $49,802
Per Capita Income $19,399
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.49% 0.54%
Households 0.79% 0.65%
Families 3.6% 0.91%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.69%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 197 14th
Population Density1 # 203 11th
Diversity Index2 # 41 82nd
Median Household Income # 123 46th
Per Capita Income # 154 33rd

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