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Sweetwater, Oklahoma
Town
Looking east on Oklahoma State Highway 152.
Looking east on Oklahoma State Highway 152.
Location in Beckham County and the state of Oklahoma.
Location in Beckham County and the state of Oklahoma.
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Beckham
Area
 • Total 15.87 sq mi (41.11 km2)
 • Land 15.85 sq mi (41.06 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation 2,172 ft (662 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 87
 • Density 5/sq mi (2.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 73666
FIPS code 40-71900
GNIS feature ID 1098690

Sweetwater is a town in Beckham and Roger Mills counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It was incorporated in 2003. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 87.

Named for nearby Sweetwater Creek, the town is at the junction of State Highway 30 and State Highway 152. The post office (zip code 73666), was established September 27, 1894.

On May 5, 2007, a tornado, rated on the Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF scale) as EF3, traveled on a path around 100 to 150 yards (91 to 137 m) wide and 7.5 miles (12.1 km) long. It began about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south of Sweetwater and ended approximately 5 miles (8 km) north of Sweetwater, following State Highway 30. EF3 wind speeds range from 136 to 165 miles per hour (219 to 266 km/h). It severely damaged several buildings in the town, including the church and high school, and destroyed eight homes.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 226
2010 87 −61.5%
Est. 2015 91 4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

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