Sweet Water, Alabama

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Sweet Water, Alabama
Skyline of Sweet Water, Alabama
Location of Sweet Water in Marengo County, Alabama.
Location of Sweet Water in Marengo County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 32°05′51″N 87°52′03″W / 32.09737°N 87.86751°W / 32.09737; -87.86751
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyMarengo
Area
 • Total2.35 sq mi (6.10 km2)
 • Land2.35 sq mi (6.10 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
184 ft (56 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total258
 • Estimate 
(2018)[2]
241
 • Density102.42/sq mi (39.54/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36782
Area code(s)334
FIPS code01-74304
GNIS feature ID0153626
Colonial Revival style house located on Main Street.

Sweet Water is a town in Marengo County, Alabama, United States. This town is twenty-four miles south of Linden; the community was founded during the 1840s. It was named for Sweet Water Creek, which runs through a section of the community;[3] the population was 258 during the 2010 census.[4] It is home to Sweet Water High School, part of the Marengo County Public School System; the current school was founded during the early 1870s.[5]

Geography[edit]

Panoramic view of one of many cotton fields surrounding the town and nearby areas.

Sweet Water is located at 32°05′51″N 87°52′03″W / 32.09737°N 87.86751°W / 32.09737; -87.86751Coordinates: 32°05′51″N 87°52′03″W / 32.09737°N 87.86751°W / 32.09737; -87.86751 and has an elevation of 184 feet (56 m).[6] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2 square miles (5.2 km2), all land.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 258 people, 94 households, and 72 families residing in the town. There were 111 housing units, of which 94 were occupied; the racial makeup of the town was 91.1% White, 7.8% Black or African American, and 1.2% from some other races. 1.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[4]

There were 94 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.4% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.22.[4]

The population was spread out with 70.9% 18 years and over, 68.2% 21 years and over, 20.5% 62 years and over, and 19.4% who were 65 years and over. The median age was 39 years.[4]

Famous Landmarks[edit]

Iconic house located on Main Street.

Notable person[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970265
1980253−4.5%
1990243−4.0%
2000234−3.7%
201025810.3%
Est. 2018241[2]−6.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Marengo County Heritage Book Committee (2000). The Heritage of Marengo County, Alabama. Clanton, Alabama: Heritage Publishing Consultants. pp. 12–13. ISBN 9781891647581.
  4. ^ a b c d e "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  5. ^ Marengo County Heritage Book Committee (2000). The Heritage of Marengo County, Alabama. Clanton, Alabama: Heritage Publishing Consultants. pp. 30–31. ISBN 9781891647581.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sweet Water
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 3, 2014.