For population 25 years and over in Sparta:
For population 15 years and over in Sparta city:
19 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $673 (1.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Macon, GA (49.9 miles , pop. 97,255).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (89.0 miles , pop. 416,474).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (635.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Mayfield, GA (2.9 miles ), Linton, GA (3.3 miles ), Devereux, GA (3.4 miles ), Norris, GA (3.8 miles ), White Plains, GA (3.8 miles ), Warthen, GA (3.9 miles ), Mitchell, GA (4.0 miles) , Phoenix, GA (4.2 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 33.28 N, Longitude: 82.97 W
Area code: 706
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Sparta detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 13 (8 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -198 (-11.5%).
Work and jobs in Sparta: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Sparta, Georgia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Sparta-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 43% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Sparta city center killed 5 people and injured 86 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 11/22/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 39.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Sparta-area historical earthquake activity is above Georgia state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 49.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 24.2 miles away from Sparta center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 28.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.7 miles away from Sparta center
On 8/8/1993 at 09:24:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Marcellus Augustus Stovall - Confederate Army general, John Warren (basketball) - Basketball player, Tommy Hurricane Jackson - Boxer.
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Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 2.75. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.9 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00249. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 32.3%
(24.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.4% for Black residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
28 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
16 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
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Religion statistics for Sparta (based on Hancock County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 17.47%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
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Sparta government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,550 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:
6.09% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,918 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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Sparta fatal accident list:
May 31, 1994 12:01 AM, 052001, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 14, 1992 08:25 PM, 15, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 30, 1992 00:40 AM, 15, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 18, 1987 05:45 PM, 520, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jan 14, 1977 11:35 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 9,070
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 13,605
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sparta)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sparta, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:3
FCC Registered Paging Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sparta)
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