Sweet Water, Alabama

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Sweet Water, Alabama
Town
Downtown Sweet Water Marengo County Alabama.JPG
Location in Marengo County and the state of Alabama
Location in Marengo County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 32°05′51″N 87°52′03″W / 32.09737°N 87.86751°W / 32.09737; -87.86751
Country United States
State Alabama
County Marengo
Area
 • Total 2 sq mi (5 km2)
 • Land 2 sq mi (5 km2)
Elevation 184 ft (56 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 258
 • Density 117/sq mi (45/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36782
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-74304
GNIS feature ID 0153626

Sweet Water is a town in Marengo County, Alabama, United States. The community was founded during the 1840s. It was named for Sweet Water Creek, which runs through a section of the community.[1] The population was 258 during the 2010 census.[2] 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.[3]

Geography[edit]

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).[4] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2 square miles (5.2 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

A home in the town.

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.[2]

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.[2]

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.[2]

Notable native[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marengo County Heritage Book Committee (2000). The Heritage of Marengo County, Alabama. Clanton, Alabama: Heritage Publishing Consultants. pp. 12–13. ISBN 9781891647581. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ Marengo County Heritage Book Committee (2000). The Heritage of Marengo County, Alabama. Clanton, Alabama: Heritage Publishing Consultants. pp. 30–31. ISBN 9781891647581. 
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sweet Water