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Population in 2012: 4,203 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.1%
 

Males: 1,951  (46.4%)
Females: 2,252  (53.6%)

Median resident age:  34.0 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49345.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,932 (it was $39,047 in 2000)
Sparta:

$41,932
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,107

Sparta village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $93,305 (it was $88,000 in 2000)
Sparta:

$93,305
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $118,701; Detached houses: $118,074; Townhouses or other attached units: $148,373; In 2-unit structures: $102,634; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $110,465

Median gross rent in 2012: $608.

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Sparta races chart
  • White alone - 3,829 (92.5%)
  • Hispanic - 173 (4.2%)
  • Black alone - 50 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 48 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 20 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.10%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sparta: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (22.7%), Irish (11.9%), Dutch (11.6%), English (8.2%), Polish (5.8%), United States (5.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 753 feet

Land area: 2.44 square miles.

Population density: 1,722 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Sparta:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sparta village:

  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

59 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.4%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Sparta, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Sparta to the number of sex offenders is 841 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,995 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,664 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Grand Rapids, MI (14.0 miles , pop. 197,800).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (113.7 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (135.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Kent City, MI (2.2 miles ), Casnovia, MI (2.6 miles ), Rockford, MI (2.8 miles ), Comstock Park, MI (2.9 miles ), Cedar Springs, MI (3.0 miles ), Northview, MI (3.1 miles ), Walker, MI (3.3 miles ), Ravenna, MI (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $93,900
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $95,000
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $76,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.16 N, Longitude: 85.71 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +153 (+3.7%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 282 (15.1%)

Area code: 616

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Crime rates in Sparta by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 111122303046
per 100,000 23.923.824.124.349.149.674.90.074.20.096.7143.4
Robberies 211100212000
per 100,000 47.823.824.124.30.00.049.924.649.50.00.00.0
Assaults 259223135445
per 100,000 47.8118.9216.548.649.174.325.073.9123.799.596.7119.5
Burglaries 2027221813173711181495
per 100,000 478.4642.1529.2437.4318.9421.2923.4271.1445.4348.2217.5119.5
Thefts 119981311449712514194166828989
per 100,000 2846.22330.63151.33499.42379.83097.13518.82317.04107.92039.32151.32127.7
Auto thefts 922465232123
per 100,000 215.347.648.197.2147.2123.949.973.949.524.948.371.7
Arson 101020100010
per 100,000 23.90.024.10.049.10.025.00.00.00.024.20.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 206.7191.1235.7213.9177.6216.9288.0139.2297.2127.3201.0236.9

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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: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
Michigan average:

1.74

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Sparta, Michigan accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (43%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Sparta-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.6 miles away from the Sparta village center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the village center killed 5 people and injured 142 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sparta-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 61.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Vivian Martin - Silent film actor.

Main business address for: CHOICEONE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers near Sparta:

  • RENAL ADVANTAGE - ROCKFORD PARK (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; ROCKFORD, MI)
  • METRON OF CEDAR SPRINGS (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CEDAR SPRINGS, MI)
  • DIAMOND HOME CARE SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; GRAND RAPIDS, MI)

Political contributions by individuals in Sparta, MI

Airports located in Sparta:


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Amtrak stations near Sparta:

  • 9 miles: ROCKFORD (39 S. MAIN ST.) - Bus Station . Services: fully wheelchair accessible.
  • 15 miles: GRAND RAPIDS (MARKET & WEALTHY STS.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sparta:

  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 14 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,546)
  • Grand Valley State University (about 17 miles; Allendale, MI; FT enrollment: 19,392)
  • Calvin College (about 18 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,895)
  • Davenport University (about 24 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 3,488)
  • Muskegon Community College (about 26 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Baker College of Muskegon (about 26 miles; Muskegon, MI; FT enrollment: 4,104)
  • Hope College (about 33 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,114)

Public high schools in Sparta:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sparta:

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Library in Sparta:

  • SPARTA CARNEGIE TOWNSHIP LIBRARY (Operating income: $172,491; Location: 80 NORTH UNION STREET; 26,397 books; 659 audio materials; 838 video materials; 52 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Sparta: Sparta Station (A), Sparta Volunteer Fire Department (B), Sparta Police Department (C), Sparta Township Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sparta include: Free Methodist Church (A), Sparta Baptist Church (B), United Methodist Church (C), Peace Lutheran Church (D), Seventh-Day Adventist Church (E), Northside Community Church (F), Grace Bible Church (G), Holy Family Catholic Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Sparta: Toledo Saginaw and Muskegon Railway Depot Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Kent 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
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AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.5. This is about average.
City:

32.5
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.277. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.277
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.912. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.912
U.S.:

2.433
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.38. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.38
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 14.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.3
U.S.:

11.6

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

  • TRINITY CHRISTIAN (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WEST SIDE GENERAL STORE (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KENT CITY PROFESSIONAL BLDG (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPARTA 7TH DAY ADVENTIST (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROGUE RIVER GOLF COURSE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPARTA CHEVROLET (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.4%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  64.4%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.3%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sparta, MI

6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
37 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
12 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Sparta compared to Michigan state average:

Sparta, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Sparta (2011 data):

  • ChoiceOne Bank: Choiceone Bank at 109 East Division, branch established on 1898/01/01; Appletree Branch at 416 West Division Street, branch established on 1990/05/22. Info updated 2007/01/23: Bank assets: $495.7 mil, Deposits: $403.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Choiceone Financial Services, Inc.
  • Independent Bank: Sparta Branch at 525 S State St, branch established on 1978/06/28. Info updated 2010/10/20: Bank assets: $2,304.7 mil, Deposits: $2,092.2 mil, headquarters in Ionia, MI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corporation

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 (90%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sparta village (based on Kent County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.86%
Here52.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaReformed Church in AmericaGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesUnited Methodist Church
Adherents37.8%16.1%5.8%3.8%3.5%
Congregations8.4%17.6%7.7%7.2%8.1%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches Independent Charismatic Churches IndependentEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.2%3.1%2.5%2.4%21.8%
Congregations1.4%0.7%2.9%3.4%42.5%
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: 118
This county:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 18
Kent County:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 54
Kent County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 130
This county:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 403
Kent County:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.6%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Kent County:

15.7%
State:

13.4%

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 2$4,769$28,6140$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,835$46,0200$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$26,375$52,7505$2,500
Police - Other 1$2,922$35,0640$0
Streets and Highways 4$15,164$45,4920$0
Airports 0$0 1$1,206
Sewerage 3$13,645$54,5800$0
Water Supply 2$8,945$53,6700$0
Totals for Government 19$75,655$47,7826$3,706

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $640,000 ($152.27)
    Sewerage: $431,000 ($102.55)
    Regular Highways: $418,000 ($99.45)
    Water Utilities: $400,000 ($95.17)
    General - Other: $290,000 ($69.00)
    Central Staff Services: $95,000 ($22.60)
    Fire Protection: $80,000 ($19.03)
    Air Transportation: $78,000 ($18.56)
    Financial Administration: $44,000 ($10.47)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $43,000 ($10.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $40,000 ($9.52)
    General Public Buildings: $28,000 ($6.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $252,000 ($59.96)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $80,000 ($19.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $43,000 ($10.23)
    General - Other: $28,000 ($6.66)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($0.48)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,242,000 ($295.50)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $89,000 ($21.18)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $115,000 ($27.36)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $530,000 ($126.10)
    All Other: $119,000 ($28.31)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $145,000 ($34.50)
    General Revenue, NEC: $90,000 ($21.41)
    Special Assessments: $18,000 ($4.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $561,000 ($133.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $574,000 ($136.57)
    Highways: $186,000 ($44.25)
    All Other: $15,000 ($3.57)
  • Tax - Property: $1,689,000 ($401.86)
    NEC: $32,000 ($7.61)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,425,000 ($339.04)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,056,000 ($965.02)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,480,000 ($590.05)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,847,000 ($1391.15)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,215,000 ($289.08)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $334,000 ($79.47)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $355,000 ($84.46)
    Water Utilities: $210,000 ($49.96)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $646,000 ($153.70)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,676,000 ($636.69)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $517,000 ($123.01)

5.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,235 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($289 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.09%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ottawa County, MI  0.82% ($36,905 average AGI)
from Allegan County, MI  0.21% ($30,313)
from Montcalm County, MI  0.19% ($30,428)


5.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,730 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Michigan average:

5.98%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($335 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.06%
Michigan average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ottawa County, MI  0.94% ($48,103 average AGI)
to Allegan County, MI  0.24% ($40,250)
to Montcalm County, MI  0.23% ($33,522)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sparta:

  • WMJH (810 AM; daytime; 4 kW; ROCKFORD, MI)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJNZ (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GOODRICH RADIO, LLC)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WGVU (1480 AM; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY B OF C)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTKG (1230 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WMHG (1600 AM; 5 kW; MUSKEGON, MI)
  • WNWZ (1410 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBBL (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sparta:

  • WLHT-FM (95.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WFGR (98.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WBFX (101.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLAV-FM (96.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTRV (100.5 FM; WALKER, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WSNX-FM (104.5 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFUR-FM (102.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: FURNITURE CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBLU-FM (88.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: BLUE LAKE FINE ARTS CAMP)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMUS-FM (106.9 FM; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGVU-FM (88.5 FM; ALLENDALE, MI; Owner: BD OF CONTROL,GRAND VALLEY ST UNIV.)
  • WODJ (107.3 FM; GREENVILLE, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGRD-FM (97.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WCSG (91.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY.)
  • WKLQ (94.5 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W214AY (90.7 FM; WALKER, MI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WCXT (105.3 FM; HART, MI; Owner: WATERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVTI (96.1 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSHN-FM (100.1 FM; HOLTON, MI; Owner: NOORDYK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)

TV broadcast stations around Sparta:

  • WZZM-TV (Channel 13; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS CORP. OF OKLAHOMA, INC.)
  • WTLJ (Channel 54; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WGVU-TV (Channel 35; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WUHQ-LP (Channel 29; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: P & P CABLE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WXSP-CA (Channel 15; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W48CL (Channel 48; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOHO-CA (Channel 33; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOGC-CA (Channel 25; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • W19BA (Channel 19; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOMS-CA (Channel 29; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W67DN (Channel 67; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W44BQ (Channel 44; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
  • WOLP-CA (Channel 27; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

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

Sparta, Michigan:
  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Michigan average:
  • Fatal accident count: 144
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 222
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 154
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 378
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 25

Sparta fatal accident list:

Dec 17, 1984 07:36 AM, Thirteen, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 19, 1982 07:50 AM, S Union St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Oct 29, 1978 00:55 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total average daily traffic: 17,336
Total average daily truck traffic: 60
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 28,070

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sparta)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 156 E Division Street (Lat: 43.161694 Lon: -85.711694), Type: Tank, Structure height: 34 m, Overall height: 40 m, Call Sign: WPJX428
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.550 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/29/2011, Expiration Date: 12/03/2021, Certifier: Rick A Van Horn Sr
    Registrant: Rockford Ambulance Inc., 8450 Shaner Ave. Ne, Rockford, MI 49341, Phone: (616) 866-0724, Fax: (616) 866-3903, Email:
  • Lat: 43.156972 Lon: -85.703917, Call Sign: WPRX550
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.975 MHz, 461.850 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/12/2001, Expiration Date: 03/12/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/14/2011, Certifier: Signature On File
    Registrant: Daigneault Communications, 102 E Middle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 337-9630, Fax: (717) 337-9157
  • Lat: 43.156694 Lon: -85.701694, Call Sign: WPVY332
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.362 MHz, 451.412 MHz, 451.487 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/04/2002, Expiration Date: 09/04/2012, Cancellation Date: 11/10/2012, Certifier: Don Brown
    Registrant: Professional Licensing Consultants Inc, Rockville, MD 20849, Phone: (301) 309-2380, Fax: (301) 309-1996
  • Lat: 43.148528 Lon: -85.702611, Call Sign: WQGM763
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.3000 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/05/2007, Expiration Date: 03/05/2017, Certifier: Tom Smolinski
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc, 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • Sparta Municipal Airport (Lat: 43.128639 Lon: -85.673917), Type: Building, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WRK8, Licensee ID: L00003798
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/26/1998, Expiration Date: 09/22/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/30/2003
    Registrant: Sparta, Village Of, 9100 Vinton Ave, Sparta, MI 49345
  • Sparta Municipal Airport (Lat: 43.128639 Lon: -85.673889), Type: Building, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WQEV500
    Assigned Frequencies: 122.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/25/2006, Expiration Date: 04/25/2016, Certifier: Victor Johnston
    Registrant: Sparta-Paul C Miller Airport, 9100 Vinton Ave, Sparta, MI 49345, Phone: (616) 887-5744, Fax: (616) 887-1114, Email:
  • Sparta - Paul C Miller Airport (8d4) 9100 Vinton (Lat: 43.128611 Lon: -85.673889), Type: Building, Structure height: 745 m, Overall height: 760 m, Call Sign: WQKS223
    Assigned Frequencies: 132.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/28/2009, Expiration Date: 08/28/2019, Certifier: Richard A Roberts
    Registrant: Sparta - Paul C Miller Airport, 9100 Vinton, Sparta, MI 49345, Phone: (616) 887-5744, Fax: (616) 887-1114, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sparta)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$82,4253$67,07028$99,6162$17,5202$56,8051$38,430
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$83,0802$49,1703$162,7770$01$49,1701$22,040
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$80,0705$75,96220$101,0302$13,5653$55,0130$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$67,2602$40,1308$116,4312$5,3701$35,0400$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$71,2152$24,0203$112,6630$01$24,3000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0104.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$55,390
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$153,170
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0104.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 80
  • Hazardous Condition: 60
  • Service Call: 3
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Sparta


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sparta, MI

Most common first names in Sparta, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6574.9 years
William4975.6 years
Charles3877.2 years
Robert3570.7 years
Mary3279.3 years
George3277.6 years
Dorothy3178.6 years
Richard2971.6 years
James2673.9 years
Kenneth2473.5 years
Most common last names in Sparta, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3976.8 years
Anderson2779.1 years
Smith2070.2 years
Nelson1481.5 years
Carlson1478.9 years
Miller1378.2 years
Taylor1169.6 years
Brown1074.9 years
Kober1081.0 years
Ingersoll975.7 years
Businesses in Sparta, MI
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Rite Aid1
FedEx2Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block1Subway1
Little Caesars Pizza1U-Haul1
McDonald's1
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