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Sweet Springs, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Sweet Springs had a population of 1,435 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sweet Springs is located at latitude 38.9643 and longitude -93.4165 in Saline County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sweet Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Saline County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 715 feet.

The City of Sweet Springs (GNIS ID: 2396016) 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 City of Sweet Springs is located within Township of Salt Pond, a minor civil division (MCD) of Saline County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sweet Springs 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 Sweet Springs: Brownsville.

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Sweet Springs, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,435
Daytime Population: Workers 523
Daytime Population: Residents 812
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,335
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 1,418
Population in Familes 1,089
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 863
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $38,469
Average Household Income $48,846
Per Capita Income $19,646


Total Housing Units 692 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 357 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 196 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 139 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $76,111
Average Home Value $91,550


Total Households 553
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 348
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 -0.46% -0.27%
Households -0.54% -0.36%
Families -0.77% -0.52%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

Sweet Springs, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sweet Springs to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 315 70th
Population Density # 465 55th
Diversity Index # 354 66th
Median Household Income # 672 35th
Per Capita Income # 764 26th

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