Looking east on Oklahoma State Highway 152.
Location in Beckham County and the state of Oklahoma.
|• Total||15.87 sq mi (41.11 km2)|
|• Land||15.85 sq mi (41.06 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)|
|Elevation||2,172 ft (662 m)|
|• Density||5/sq mi (2.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1098690|
On May 5, 2007, a tornado, rated on the Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF scale) as EF3, traveled on a path around 100 to 150 yards (91 to 137 m) wide and 7.5 miles (12.1 km) long. It began about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south of Sweetwater and ended approximately 5 miles (8 km) north of Sweetwater, following State Highway 30. EF3 wind speeds range from 136 to 165 miles per hour (219 to 266 km/h). It severely damaged several buildings in the town, including the church and high school, and destroyed eight homes.
|This section needs expansion with: Demo data. You can help by adding to it. (July 2015)|
The Sweetwater Public School District is one of the smallest public school districts in the state of Oklahoma. For the most recent data available, it tied with Boley for the smallest high school with 15 students. For a combined district, K-12, Sweetwater finished third behind Boley (51) and Clarita (58), with 60 students.
- "Boundary Changes". Geographic Change Notes: Oklahoma. Population Division, United States Census Bureau. 2006-05-19. Archived from the original on 2010-08-06. Retrieved 2008-07-02.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Sweetwater town, Oklahoma". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
- May 5, 2007 Sweetwater, Oklahoma Tornado Rated As EF3 at the National Weather Center (NOAA)
- Second wave of tornadoes rakes Plains - CNN
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- School District Database at the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE)
|This Oklahoma state location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|