Located in the state of Florida, Sweetwater is a mid-sized city with a population of 20,718 inhabitants. Sweetwater has a population density of 9,123 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. At 96%, the majority of the Sweetwater population is White; this is followed by 1% Black and 0% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Sweetwater are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 95% of the population also speak Spanish.
Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Sweetwater, Florida could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Sweetwater, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and more.
Sweetwater, FL receives 75/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #368 in Florida and #4,952 in the USA. This is a fantastic score, as Sweetwater ranks well in multiple categories! If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Sweetwater has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+) and weather (A). There are some categories that Sweetwater does not rank well for, including: education (D), employment (D-) and housing (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Sweetwater has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.
Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 178 crimes per 100,000 residents, Sweetwater has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.
Sweetwater real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Sweetwater. The median home price for Sweetwater homes is $118,100, which is 29.2% lower than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Sweetwater, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.5, which is 2.9% higher than the Florida average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Sweetwater will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Sweetwater, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 7.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 14.7%.
|Average one way commute||31min||27min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||84.6%||79.5%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||6.0%||9.3%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||4.1%||2.1%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.6%||0.7%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||1.9%||1.5%||2.8%|
|Working from home||2.6%||5.4%||4.6%|