For population 25 years and over in Sparks:
For population 15 years and over in Sparks town:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $257 (0.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Midwest City, OK (33.4 miles , pop. 54,088).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (41.2 miles , pop. 506,132).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (194.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Davenport, OK (2.7 miles ), Chandler, OK (2.8 miles ), Meeker, OK (3.0 miles ), Prague, OK (3.4 miles ), Warwick, OK (3.4 miles ), Kendrick, OK (3.5 miles) , Johnson, OK (3.6 miles ), Stroud, OK (3.7 miles ).
Latitude: 35.61 N, Longitude: 96.82 W
Area code: 918
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Crime rates in Sparks (2011):
Population change in the 1990s: -64 (-31.8%).
Average climate in Sparks, Oklahoma
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Sparks-area historical tornado activity is above Oklahoma state average. It is 400% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/5/1960, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 23.6 miles away from the Sparks town center killed 5 people and injured 81 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 10/5/1970, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 84 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Sparks-area historical earthquake activity is above Oklahoma state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.6 miles away from Sparks center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 73.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/17/1992 at 07:18:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.1 miles away from Sparks center
On 6/9/2008 at 22:59:47, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 18.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Lincoln County (30) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 23
Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 10, Winter Storms: 9, Fires: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Sparks:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sparks:
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.481. This is significantly worse than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 29.0. This is worse than average. There were 37 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 22.8%
(24.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Sparks compared to Oklahoma state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Sparks (based on Lincoln County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.24%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Sparks government finances in 2002(per resident):
8.12% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,804 average adjusted gross income)
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:
8.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,263 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: