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The population of Sweetwater is approximately 10,882 (2004), 10906 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,282 (1990), 4340 (2010).

The amount of land area in Sweetwater is 22.496 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sweetwater is 10.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.003 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sweetwater to Washington DC is 1434 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 218 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sweetwater is positioned 32.46 degrees north of the equator and 100.40 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Sweetwater elevation is 2,164 feet above sea level.
Sweetwater median income is $24,293 (2000).

The Sweetwater median home price is $33,000 (2000).

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Sweetwater location: in west-central Texas about 42 miles west of Abilene. Other nearby communities include Roscoe, Roby, Trent, Loraine, Hermleigh, Rotan, Merkel and Blackwell.

Here is an interesting location page for Sweetwater.

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The geography for Sweetwater is in the Edwards Plateau Region between the Permian Basin and Cross Timber region. The soil here is mostly dark, stony clay with some clay loams. The area abounds in Mesquite trees and chaparral with lots of short grasses. Among the natural resources are oil, gas, gypsum, limestone, sand and gravel.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Sweetwater is semi-arid. There are an average of 327 days of beautiful sunshine in Sweetwater each year. The growing season is 221 days. Here is a current weather page for the general area.
Sweetwater average annual rainfall is 22.19 inches per year
Sweetwater average annual precipitation is 24 inches per year.
Sweetwater average annual snowfall is 2 inches per year.
Sweetwater average temperature is 66 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 44.4 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 66.5 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 83.4 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 67.6 degrees F.

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History & History Related Items

Sweetwater history:

Sweetwater was aptly named because of its oasis of sweet water among other bitter gypsum streams. The area was known as Mobeetie by the Kiowa Indians, the word meaning sweet water. Due to the good water, many different groups called the area home. At the time Sweetwater was named the county seat, on 12 April 1881, it didnít even exist as a real town. But that lack was rectified with growth coming as the railroad came to town. Sweetwater was incorporated in 1902.

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Sweetwater attractions:

Pioneer Museum
610 E. Third Street
Sweetwater, TX
Phone: 325-235-8547
Dedicated to the preservation of the history of Sweetwater and Nolan County.

Things to see and do in the area.

There are a number of lakes in the area. Learn more about them.

National WASP WWII Museum
210 Loop 170
Avenger Field
Sweetwater, TX
Phone: 325-235-0099
The history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) who changed the role of women in aviation forever.

Learn more about Wind Energy

There is lots of information about Sweetwater on this informative webpage.

Sweetwater Reservoir
This reservoir is about five miles away and has 630 surface acres with a maximum depth of 45 feet.

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Economy & Industry

Sweetwater economy: Sweetwater has a growing economy with new business and established business along with manufacturing, industry, government work and a centralized location in the area.

Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development, Corp
810 E. Broadway
P.O. Box 785
Sweetwater, Texas 79556
Toll-free: 800-658-6757
Fax: 325-235-1026
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