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Population in 2013: 4,350 (92% urban, 8% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.0%
 
Males: 2,119  (48.7%)
Females: 2,231  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  41.6 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62286.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,756 (it was $34,139 in 2000)
Sparta:

$41,756
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,583 (it was $16,343 in 2000)

Sparta city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,279 (it was $54,100 in 2000)
Sparta:

$70,279
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $92,672; Detached houses: $100,522; Mobile homes: $39,769

Median gross rent in 2012: $625.

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  • White alone - 3,336 (77.2%)
  • Black alone - 901 (20.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 26 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 18 (0.4%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.09%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.05%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sparta: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.1%), English (12.6%), Irish (10.8%), Italian (3.9%), United States (3.9%), French (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/29/1874

Elevation: 560 feet

Land area: 9.03 square miles.

Population density: 482 people per square mile   (low).

Sparta,IL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Sparta:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sparta city:

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 49.9%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

68 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.6%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Sparta, Illinois as of May 22, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sparta to the number of sex offenders is 226 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,283 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,122 (1.5%)

Sparta satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (45.2 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (278.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Tilden, IL (2.4 miles ), Coulterville, IL (2.6 miles ), Baldwin, IL (2.9 miles ), Marissa, IL (2.9 miles ), Steeleville, IL (2.9 miles ), Percy, IL (3.0 miles ), Cutler, IL (3.2 miles ), Willisville, IL (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $186,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $53,800
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $53,800
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $225,000
  • 2012: 42 buildings, average cost: $38,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.13 N, Longitude: 89.71 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +717 (+16.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 845 (42.9%)

Area code: 618

Sparta household income distribution Sparta home values distribution

Crime rates in Sparta by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0100000000000
per 100,000 0.022.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2466232293382
per 100,000 44.689.2133.7134.845.167.745.545.9209.369.570.6185.446.6
Robberies 0100013110640
per 100,000 0.022.30.00.00.022.668.323.023.30.0141.392.70.0
Assaults 51213132985311103
per 100,000 111.5267.5289.8292.145.1203.0182.0114.869.8255.023.50.070.0
Burglaries 33345454333423373855212836
per 100,000 735.6757.91203.71213.5744.2767.0523.3849.8883.71274.9494.5648.9839.6
Thefts 1179210110110296688394997871119
per 100,000 2608.12050.82251.42269.72300.42165.61547.21906.32186.02294.91836.61645.42775.2
Auto thefts 756612105022102
per 100,000 156.0111.5133.7134.8270.6225.6113.80.046.546.423.50.046.6
Arson 0011210100110
per 100,000 0.00.022.322.545.122.60.023.00.00.023.523.20.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 225.6319.2349.0351.9210.3259.2200.4201.8340.5290.6213.0286.6224.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Sparta detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -403 (-8.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Plant and system operators (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Work and jobs in Sparta: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sparta, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sparta-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.0 miles away from the Sparta city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/29/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.1 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sparta-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 101.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 67.1 miles away from Sparta center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 109.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 105.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 108.4 miles away from Sparta center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 103.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Randolph County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sparta topographic map

Birthplace of: Noah Gordon (singer) - Country singer, Earle Gardner - Baseball player, John Wittenborn - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Sparta:

  • SPARTA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 818 E BROADWAY)
  • SPARTA TERRACE (1501 MELMAR DRIVE)
  • RANDOLPH COUNTY CARE CENTER (312 WEST BELMONT)
  • SENIOR MANOR NURSING CENTER (223 EAST FOURTH STREET)

Airports located in Sparta:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sparta:

  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 30 miles; Belleville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 9,085)
  • McKendree University (about 34 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 39 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 41 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • John A Logan College (about 43 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Rend Lake College (about 43 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Saint Louis Community College (about 44 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 18,019)

Public high school in Sparta:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sparta:

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Library in Sparta:

  • SPARTA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $119,865; Location: 211 WEST BROADWAY; 27,344 books; 825 e-books; 740 audio materials; 925 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 19 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 145 print serial subscriptions; 140 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The website for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church is www.ollchurch.com. E-mail is info at ollchurch.com

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Notable locations in Sparta: Sparta Country Club (A), Misselhorn Art Museum (B), Sparta Public Library (C), MedStar Ambulance (D), Sparta Fire Department Station 1 (E), Sparta Fire Department Station 2 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sparta include: Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Church of God in Christ (B), Church of the Nazarene (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Freewill Baptist Church (E), First Reformed Presbyterian Church (F), First United Methodist Church (G), Gospel Chapel Hall (H), Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: New City Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Sparta include: Brown-Stevenson City Park (1), Sparta Historic District (2), Tom Reid Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Anna W Brown Memorial Museum (132 West Broadway Street).

Hotels: Best Western Sparta (1755 North Market), Budget Inn Motel (402 East Broadway Street).

Randolph County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 75.9. This is about average.

City:

75.9
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.867. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.867
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.32
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sparta that have no violations reported:

  • TWICE THE ICE SPARTA (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • TWICE THE ICE CHESTER (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • TWICE THE ICE RED BUD (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.3%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.4% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
55 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
16 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Sparta in 2000:

  • 149 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill

Sparta, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Sparta compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Sparta (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: West Broadway Branch at 114 West Broadway, branch established on 1894/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • The First National Bank of Sparta: The First National Bank Of Sparta at Broadway And Market Streets, branch established on 1885/10/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $80.2 mil, Deposits: $70.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp Of Sparta, Ltd.
  • Chester National Bank: Sparta Branch at 165 West Broadway, branch established on 1886/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/09: Bank assets: $84.9 mil, Deposits: $75.7 mil, headquarters in Chester, IL, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Chester Bancorp, Inc.
  • First National Bank of Steeleville: Sparta Banking Center at 143 West Broadway, branch established on 1999/10/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $206.0 mil, Deposits: $153.9 mil, headquarters in Steeleville, IL, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Steeleville Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sparta, Illinois:

  • Poolside Motel And Apartments, 402 E Broadway, Sparta, IL 62286 , Phone: (618) 443-3187
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sparta, 1301 N Market, Sparta, IL 62286 , Phone: (618) 443-6020, Fax: (618) 443-2837
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sparta, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Sparta travel time to work - commute Sparta mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (43%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sparta city (based on Randolph County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.33%
Here: 63.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist Church
Adherents29.7%29.2%12.5%8.6%6.5%
Congregations14.9%13.4%13.4%7.5%13.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)United Church of ChristAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents5.2%3.1%1.4%1.2%2.5%
Congregations9.0%3.0%4.5%3.0%17.9%
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: 8
Randolph County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Randolph County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Randolph County:

5.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Randolph County:

27.3%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.7%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 5$17,721$42,5305$2,150
Police Protection - Officers 10$42,531$51,0375$1,198
Police - Other 5$12,505$30,0122$605
Firefighters 0$0 27$2,664
Streets and Highways 5$16,627$39,9050$0
Health 0$0 3$994
Sewerage 3$10,720$42,8800$0
Water Supply 5$17,234$41,3620$0
Local Libraries 3$5,880$23,5203$1,258
Totals for Government 36$123,218$41,07345$8,869

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

  • Construction - General: $599,000 ($137.70)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,065,000 ($244.83)
    General - Other: $978,000 ($224.83)
    Police Protection: $819,000 ($188.28)
    Central Staff Services: $526,000 ($120.92)
    Water Utilities: $406,000 ($93.33)
    Sewerage: $297,000 ($68.28)
    Parks & Recreation: $238,000 ($54.71)
    Fire Protection: $114,000 ($26.21)
    Libraries: $80,000 ($18.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $64,000 ($14.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $403,000 ($92.64)
    Housing & Community Development: $261,000 ($60.00)
    Regular Highways: $65,000 ($14.94)
    Sewerage: $32,000 ($7.36)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($7.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,344,000 ($308.97)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($1.15)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $388,000 ($89.20)
    All Other: $41,000 ($9.43)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($2.30)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $137,000 ($31.49)
    General Support: $2,000 ($0.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000 ($2.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $244,000 ($56.09)
    General Revenue, NEC: $244,000 ($56.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $493,000 ($113.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,583,000 ($363.91)
    Highways: $463,000 ($106.44)
    Housing & Community Development: $93,000 ($21.38)
    Public Welfare: $86,000 ($19.77)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($5.52)
    All Other: $5,000 ($1.15)
  • Tax - Property: $756,000 ($173.79)
    NEC: $60,000 ($13.79)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $80,000 ($18.39)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $810,000 ($186.21)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $750,000 ($172.41)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $750,000 ($172.41)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $72,000 ($16.55)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $715,000 ($164.37)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $95,000 ($21.84)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($1.84)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $95,000 ($21.84)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,893,000 ($894.94)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $27,000 ($6.21)

4.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,429 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.24%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Clair County, IL  0.71% ($43,286 average AGI)
from Monroe County, IL  0.45% ($32,528)
from Perry County, IL  0.40% ($27,957)


4.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,976 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Clair County, IL  0.69% ($30,976 average AGI)
to Jackson County, IL  0.44% ($26,113)
to Monroe County, IL  0.38% ($36,543)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sparta:

  • WHCO (1230 AM; 1 kW; SPARTA, IL; Owner: HIRSCH COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING CO.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • WRTH (1430 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO)
  • KSLG (1380 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: NEW HORIZON 7TH-DAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sparta:

  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KPNT (105.7 FM; ST. GENEVIEVE, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WXAN (103.9 FM; AVA, IL; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • KSIV-FM (91.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNSV (104.7 FM; NASHVILLE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • KLOU (103.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBDZ (93.1 FM; PERRYVILLE, MO; Owner: D/B/A DONZE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCXO (96.7 FM; CARLYLE, IL; Owner: CLINTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sparta:

  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • KSDK (Channel 5; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA KSDK, INC.)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KETC (Channel 9; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: ST. LOUIS REGIONAL & EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV COMMISSION)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • KMOV (Channel 4; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KMOV-TV, INC.)
  • KDNL-TV (Channel 30; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KDNL LICENSEE, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Sparta, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 6
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 6
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 16
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 313
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20

Sparta fatal accident list:

Nov 24, 2001 12:55 AM, Sr-154, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Nov 28, 2000 12:59 AM, S Oak, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 21, 1993 01:30 PM, 4, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 6, 1992 00:55 AM, 154, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 29, 1992 07:43 PM, So Chester, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 29, 1985 10:45 PM, 4, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 11 meters (36ft)
Total average daily traffic: 16,825
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,237
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sparta)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Sparta, IL)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sparta)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sparta)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 41
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Sparta

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sparta, IL
Most common first names in Sparta, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William8277.6 years
Mary6181.9 years
John5379.3 years
Robert4770.0 years
James4675.3 years
Charles3477.9 years
Ruth3378.7 years
Margaret3381.7 years
George3276.4 years
Anna3082.8 years
Most common last names in Sparta, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Wilson4478.1 years
Smith2871.5 years
Eggemeyer2379.1 years
Brown2280.2 years
Gerlach2175.7 years
Mcconachie1783.5 years
Campbell1777.5 years
Thompson1777.8 years
Williams1767.9 years
Mines1775.8 years
Businesses in Sparta, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1Nike1
Domino's Pizza1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Quiznos1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture2Walmart1
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