Sweetser, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sweetser, Indiana - Basic Facts

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The Town of Sweetser had a population of 1,159 as of July 1, 2017. Sweetser ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sweetser is located at latitude 40.5688 and longitude -85.7654 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sweetser (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 850 feet.

The Town of Sweetser (GNIS ID: 2397691) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Sweetser is located within Township of Pleasant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grant County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sweetser population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sweetser: Sweetsers.

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Sweetser, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,159
Daytime Population: Workers 364
Daytime Population: Residents 608
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 972
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 1,159
Population in Familes 1,010
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,143
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $53,053
Average Household Income $63,282
Per Capita Income $25,644


Total Housing Units 519 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 368 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $126,000
Average Home Value $134,851


Total Households 473
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 355
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.81% -0.84%
Households -0.6% -0.73%
Families -0.34% -0.86%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

Sweetser, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sweetser to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 316 54th
Population Density # 402 41st
Diversity Index # 170 76th
Median Household Income # 247 64th
Per Capita Income # 243 64th

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