Sweeny, Texas

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Sweeny is a city in Brazoria County, Texas, USA. The population was 3,624 at the 2000 census, 7,316 if you include unincorporated areas of Sweeny. The city's motto is "A City With Pride", and is the westernmost incorporated town in the county.



As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,624 people, 1,338 households, and 974 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,946.6 people per square mile (752.3/km²). There were 1,444 housing units at an average density of 775.6/sq mi (299.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.25% White, 15.78%African American, 1.02% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 5.99% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.71% of the population.

There were 1,338 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 122.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 145.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,497, and the median income for a family was $42,128. Males had a median income of $43,854 versus $25,710 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,755. About 10.4% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.

Geography and Roads

Sweeny is 30 feet (9.1 m) above sea level and is 20 miles (32 km) from the Gulf Of Mexico. The San Bernard River flows 1-mile (1.6 km) west of city limits. The town is in a dense forest on coastal plains.

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