45.1% of households in Sweetwater received food stamps in 2017


Sweetwater ranked 23rd in Florida for the percentage of households receiving food stamps in 2017, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

2,559 of 5,676 Sweetwater households (45.1 percent) received food stamps. Sweetwater's population reached 20,989 people in 2017.

The city with the largest percentage of households receiving food stamps in the state was Homestead Base, which had 99 of 109 households receiving food stamps, 45.7 percent more than Sweetwater. In 2017 the population of Homestead Base was 843.

The city with the lowest percentage of households receiving food stamps in the state was Allentown, which had 1 of 421 households receiving food stamps, 44.9 percent less than Sweetwater. In 2017 the population of Allentown was 1,064.

See the cities with the highest percentage of households receiving food stamps below.

Top food stamp cities in 2017
Rank
City
Total Households
Total households receiving food stamps
Percentage of households receiving food stamps
1
Homestead Base
109
99
90.8
2
Lisbon
68
44
64.7
3
Charleston Park
27
17
63
4
East Williston
222
137
61.7
5
Pine Manor
1293
743
57.5
6
Florida
2780
1555
55.9
7
Ona
90
50
55.6
8
Goulding
1015
548
54
9
Royal Palm Estates
848
449
52.9
10
Chiefland
895
471
52.6
11
Schall Circle
411
205
49.9
12
Waverly
290
144
49.7
13
Trenton
678
336
49.6
14
Day
41
20
48.8
15
Goulds
3145
1522
48.4
16
Lacoochee
596
288
48.3
17
Pittman
76
36
47.4
18
Brownsville
5199
2456
47.2
19
Century
666
311
46.7
20
Hialeah
71719
32909
45.9
21
Jennings
186
85
45.7
22
Caryville
73
33
45.2
23
Sweetwater
5676
2559
45.1
24
Greenville
307
137
44.6
25
Lemon Grove
189
84
44.4
26
Immokalee
5506
2437
44.3
27
Reddick
258
114
44.2
28
Lloyd
94
41
43.6
29
Gladeview
3786
1634
43.2
30
Montura
1219
527
43.2
31
Istachatta
93
40
43
32
Hastings
331
141
42.6
33
Naranja
2780
1183
42.6
34
Eatonville
649
276
42.5
35
Mulat
71
30
42.3
36
Westgate
2334
978
41.9
37
Stacey Street
149
62
41.6
38
Belle Glade
6474
2645
40.9
39
Wimauma
1880
768
40.9
40
Roosevelt Gardens
736
299
40.6
41
Palatka
3751
1516
40.4
42
South Miami Heights
10570
4251
40.2
43
White Springs
391
157
40.2
44
Harlem
865
346
40
45
West Perrine
2869
1148
40
46
South Apopka
1719
685
39.8
47
Zolfo Springs
461
181
39.3
48
Franklin Park
360
141
39.2
49
Madison
992
387
39
50
West Little River
9228
3583
38.8
51
Hialeah Gardens
6679
2585
38.7
52
Live Oak
2217
854
38.5
53
Inwood
2483
948
38.2
54
Page Park
241
92
38.2
55
Pinewood
4717
1797
38.1
56
Cocoa West
2001
758
37.9
57
Gun Club Estates
351
133
37.9
58
Lake Butler
797
302
37.9
59
Harlem Heights
431
163
37.8
60
Lake Kathryn
315
119
37.8
61
Moon Lake
1686
636
37.7
62
Paisley
440
166
37.7
63
Wiscon
306
115
37.6
64
Point Baker
1178
440
37.4
65
Worthington Springs
169
63
37.3
66
Yeehaw Junction
110
41
37.3
67
Medley
381
141
37
68
Ponce de Leon
195
72
36.9
69
Combee Settlement
2109
774
36.7
70
Princeton
7290
2659
36.5
71
South Bay
611
222
36.3
72
Wausau
160
58
36.3
73
Tildenville
415
150
36.1
74
Wahneta
1254
450
35.9
75
Gretna
536
192
35.8
76
Westview
3229
1144
35.4
77
Fellsmere
1286
453
35.2
78
Pine Hills
21971
7645
34.8
79
Roeville
247
86
34.8
80
Altha
271
94
34.7
81
Crescent
681
236
34.7
82
DeLand Southwest
426
148
34.7
83
Oak Ridge
7534
2598
34.5
84
Chipley
1151
395
34.3
85
Alford
217
74
34.1
86
Hampton
194
66
34
87
Palmona Park
459
156
34
88
Plantation Mobile Home Park
423
144
34
89
Homeland
56
19
33.9
90
Miami Gardens
30447
10313
33.9
91
Quincy
3082
1035
33.6
92
Southeast Arcadia
2367
795
33.6
93
Silver Springs Shores
3232
1077
33.3
94
Avon Park
3344
1104
33
95
Boulevard Gardens
537
177
33
96
Ocean Breeze Park
134
44
32.8
97
Raiford
64
21
32.8
98
Homestead
18499
6024
32.6
99
Miami
164734
53625
32.6
100
Arcadia
2779
901
32.4

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