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Population in 2012: 2,003 (83% urban, 17% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.1%
 

Males: 905  (45.2%)
Females: 1,098  (54.8%)

Median resident age:  31.3 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 31647.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,296 (it was $26,806 in 2000)
Sparks:

$28,296
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,730

Sparks town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,950 (it was $36,500 in 2000)
Sparks:

$48,950
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $135,837; Detached houses: $130,816; Mobile homes: $141,863

Median gross rent in 2012: $858.

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  • Black alone - 1,013 (49.4%)
  • White alone - 807 (39.3%)
  • Hispanic - 180 (8.8%)
  • Asian alone - 24 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 24 (1.2%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.2%)

Races in Sparks detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sparks: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (17.9%), Irish (4.5%), German (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 3.65 square miles.

Population density: 548 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Sparks:

  • High school or higher: 65.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 19.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sparks town:

  • Never married: 41.4%
  • Now married: 34.4%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

100 residents are foreign born (0.4% Latin America).

This town:  4.0%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Sparks, Georgia as of August 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sparks to the number of sex offenders is 134 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $474 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $352 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, GA (51.5 miles , pop. 76,939).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (121.0 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (718.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Adel, GA (1.5 miles ), Lenox, GA (2.7 miles ), Ellenton, GA (3.0 miles ), Cecil, GA (3.0 miles ), Nashville, GA (3.4 miles ), Barney, GA (3.6 miles) , Berlin, GA (3.6 miles ), Hahira, GA (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $37,700
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $47,900
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $82,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $59,800
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $42,000
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $42,400
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $124,400
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $91,100
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 31.17 N, Longitude: 83.44 W

Area code: 229

Sparks household income distribution Sparks home values distribution

Crime rates in Sparks (2011):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 robbery (48.1 per 100,000)
  • 5 assaults (240.5 per 100,000)
  • 26 burglaries (1250.6 per 100,000)
  • 50 thefts (2405.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 256.3 (higher means more crime, US average = 259.9)

Crime rates in Sparks (2012):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 3 assaults (145.5 per 100,000)
  • 23 burglaries (1115.4 per 100,000)
  • 46 thefts (2230.8 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (48.5 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 208.5 (higher means more crime, US average = 257.0)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Georgia average:

2.77

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.2%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +527 (+42.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Sparks-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the Sparks town center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/11/1968, a category F3 tornado 31.6 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cook County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Sparks:

  • COOK SENIOR LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; ADEL, GA)
  • DCA OF ADEL (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; ADEL, GA)
  • BERRIEN NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; NASHVILLE, GA)

Political contributions by individuals in Sparks, GA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sparks:

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 22 miles; Tifton, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,475)
  • Valdosta State University (about 24 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 9,844)
  • Albany State University (about 50 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,507)
  • Albany Technical College (about 52 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,526)
  • Darton College (about 54 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,874)
  • Florida State University (about 72 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 33,687)
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (about 73 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,978)

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Church in Sparks: Sparks Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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Cook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 31.4. This is about average.
City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.64. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.64
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.481. This is significantly worse than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.481
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 29.0. This is worse than average. There were 37 monitors within city limits.
City:

29.0
U.S.:

22.9
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00219. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00219
U.S.:

0.06353

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sparks and their reported violations in the past:

RED CARPET INN (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-21-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-21-2003), St Public Notif received (APR-21-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 8 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.0%
(18.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.5% for Black residents, 11.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 45.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.9 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.9%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.9%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sparks, GA

25 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Sparks in 2000:

  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in nursing homes
  • 3 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Sparks compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sparks travel time to work - commute


Sparks mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (78%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sparks town (based on Cook County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.83%
Here47.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents70.5%15.9%6.0%2.7%4.8%
Congregations45.2%12.9%6.5%3.2%32.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Cook County:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Cook County:

10.96 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cook County:

11.5%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Cook County:

29.8%
State:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.2%
State:

14.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,573$30,8760$0
Other Government Administration 1$1,639$19,6680$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$4,650$27,9001$549
Streets and Highways 4$4,473$13,4190$0
Water Supply 2$3,300$19,8000$0
Totals for Government 10$16,635$19,9621$549

Sparks government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,127,000 ($562.66)
    Sewerage: $751,000 ($374.94)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $195,000 ($97.35)
    Regular Highways: $156,000 ($77.88)
    Central Staff Services: $148,000 ($73.89)
    Sewerage: $130,000 ($64.90)
    Police Protection: $107,000 ($53.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $90,000 ($44.93)
    Fire Protection: $33,000 ($16.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $34,000 ($16.97)
    Police Protection: $33,000 ($16.48)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($2.00)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($0.50)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $301,000 ($150.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $73,000 ($36.45)

Sparks government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $174,000 ($86.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $71,000 ($35.45)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $114,000 ($56.91)
    All Other: $34,000 ($16.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $49,000 ($24.46)
    Interest Earnings: $25,000 ($12.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $262,000 ($130.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $32,000 ($15.98)
    Housing & Community Development: $3,000 ($1.50)
  • Tax - Property: $130,000 ($64.90)
    Other Selective Sales: $64,000 ($31.95)
    Public Utilities: $40,000 ($19.97)
    NEC: $17,000 ($8.49)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $7,000 ($3.49)

Sparks government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $941,000 ($469.80)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $1,716,000 ($856.71)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $2,637,000 ($1316.53)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($9.99)

Sparks government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $409,000 ($204.19)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $51,000 ($25.46)

7.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,529 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.89%
Georgia average:

10.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lowndes County, GA  1.64% ($33,224 average AGI)
from Berrien County, GA  1.10% ($26,702)
from Tift County, GA  0.70% ($88,556)


7.62% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.62%
Georgia average:

9.55%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lowndes County, GA  2.19% ($25,540 average AGI)
to Berrien County, GA  0.72% ($18,459)
to Tift County, GA  0.66% ($29,794)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sparks:

  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WMTM (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WJEM (1150 AM; 5 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WJEM, INC.)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WTHV (810 AM; daytime; 3 kW; HAHIRA, GA; Owner: ETERNAL LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WGOV (950 AM; 4 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: W G O V, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDMG (860 AM; 5 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sparks:

  • WDMG-FM (99.5 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WJYF (95.3 FM; NASHVILLE, GA; Owner: TIFTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDDQ (92.1 FM; ADEL, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WOBB (100.3 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVGA (105.9 FM; LAKELAND, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WMTM-FM (93.9 FM; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTIF-FM (107.5 FM; OMEGA, GA; Owner: OMEGA BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WAFT (101.1 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WYZK (96.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: C. D. J., INC.)
  • WKVH (91.9 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WFSU-FM (88.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLPF (98.5 FM; OCILLA, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WAAC (92.9 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WGOV, INC.)
  • WKAA (97.7 FM; OCILLA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WKZZ (92.5 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sparks:

  • WVAG (Channel 44; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: HUTCHENS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTV (Channel 6; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: WCTV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTWC-TV (Channel 40; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: WTWC LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WALB (Channel 10; ALBANY, GA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WABW-TV (Channel 14; PELHAM, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFXL (Channel 31; ALBANY, GA; Owner: WAITT LICENSE COMPANY OF GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WTLH (Channel 49; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • W33BX (Channel 33; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W25CP (Channel 25; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBFL-CA (Channel 13; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • W12DA (Channel 12; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TIFT AREA TV, INC.)
  • WBVJ-LP (Channel 35; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • W38CM (Channel 22; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)

Sparks fatal accident list:

Jul 25, 2007 03:05 PM, N Elm Street, Lat: 31.156478, Lon: -83.436086, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 31, 2005 02:58 AM, S. College St, Anderson St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 19, 2005 10:17 AM, Co Rd 246, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 11, 1992 09:20 PM, Sr7, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 14, 1988 08:00 AM, 576, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Aug 29, 1981 06:30 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 8, 1977 00:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 27 meters (89ft)
Total average daily traffic: 128,890
Total average daily truck traffic: 12,101

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sparks)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Rte 1 (Lat: 31.216306 Lon: -83.459056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 98 m, Call Sign: WPPK781, Licensee ID: L00005009
    Assigned Frequencies: 851.212 MHz, 851.237 MHz, 851.312 MHz, 851.337 MHz, 851.362 MHz, 851.387 MHz, 851.412 MHz, 851.437 MHz, 851.462 MHz, 851.512 MHz... (+198 more)
    Grant Date: 11/04/1999, Expiration Date: 11/04/2009, Cancellation Date: 10/25/2008, Certifier: James Wheaton
    Registrant: Nextel License Holdings 1, Inc., 2001 Edmund Halley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4142
  • Sparks Aei Near Rr Mp 126.10 G (Lat: 31.159000 Lon: -83.432694), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WNWP946
    Assigned Frequencies: 910.000 MHz, 911.500 MHz, 918.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/21/2011, Expiration Date: 06/18/2021
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne/ Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lat: 31.222972 Lon: -83.454889, Call Sign: WNNK401
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.225 MHz, 452.225 MHz, 457.762 MHz, 451.637 MHz, 452.762 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/08/2003, Expiration Date: 01/18/2014, Certifier: Keith H Ansbacher
    Registrant: Hastys Communications & Electronics, 1515 Rebel Road, Tifton, GA 31793, Phone: (229) 382-3913, Fax: (229) 382-2990, Email:
  • HBD SPARKS, Hbd Rr Mp 126.1g, Rr Row And South Avenue (Lat: 31.159083 Lon: -83.432667), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2 m, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WNQU470, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/25/2004, Expiration Date: 11/20/2014
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St, Ne Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • Well #2 College Street Approx 91m South Of Bryan Street (Lat: 31.163611 Lon: -83.433889), Type: Tank, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 40 m, Call Sign: WPUB300
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.062 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/28/2002, Expiration Date: 01/28/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/31/2012, Certifier: Floyd Kelly
    Registrant: Us Filter Control Systems, Inc., 6819 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55439, Phone: (952) 996-9442, Fax: (952) 941-9502, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • LACONTE, 1.3 Mi E Of I75 On Bonneville Rd (Lat: 31.212972 Lon: -83.437667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WMJ347
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/19/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Glenn S Rabin
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • ADEL, 253 Barneyville (Lat: 31.213028 Lon: -83.435972), Type: Mast, Structure height: 100 m, Overall height: 102.4 m, Call Sign: WMQ999
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/23/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Douglas I Brandon
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • SPARGA, Along Gs&f Tracks (Lat: 31.172778 Lon: -83.437222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 72.2 m, Overall height: 73.2 m, Call Sign: KNV86
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/25/2011, Expiration Date: 12/05/2021
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Comapny, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne / Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 529-1493, Fax: (404) 527-2914, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: W4DTN, Licensee ID: L00885228
    Grant Date: 06/29/2004, Expiration Date: 09/16/2014, Certifier: Fred H Fletcher
    Registrant: Fred H Fletcher, 535 White Road, Sparks, GA 31647
  • Call Sign: KI4MPX, Licensee ID: L01086247
    Grant Date: 11/21/2005, Expiration Date: 11/21/2015, Certifier: John E Faircloth Jr
    Registrant: John E Faircloth Jr, 952 Lovett Cir, Sparks, GA 31647

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5807P , Serial Number: 24-887, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 03/30/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth S Kalbach, 501 N Goodman St, Sparks, GA 31647
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN ACFT ENG COR-SCHWEIZER G-164A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7231 , Serial Number: 904, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 03/17/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Leon Hood, Rr 1 Box 528, Sparks, GA 31647


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 45
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Sparks


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sparks, GA

Most common first names in Sparks, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2567.4 years
James2565.4 years
John2372.4 years
Mary1980.6 years
Willie1472.5 years
Robert1265.0 years
Charlie971.1 years
George865.3 years
Charles770.8 years
Ruby773.2 years
Most common last names in Sparks, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Griffin1671.5 years
Webb1677.4 years
Mccranie1575.4 years
Moore1575.3 years
Taylor1473.9 years
Johnson1068.6 years
Roberts981.5 years
Walker983.5 years
Smith881.4 years
Clements870.1 years

Businesses in Sparks, GA

  • U-Haul: 1


Sparks on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants"
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