For population 25 years and over in Sparta:
For population 15 years and over in Sparta city:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $832 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (17.5 miles , pop. 151,580).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (164.5 miles , pop. 441,545).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (358.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Ozark, MO (2.7 miles ), Rogersville, MO (2.9 miles ), Fremont Hills, MO (3.2 miles ), Highlandville, MO (3.5 miles ), Nixa, MO (3.5 miles ), Fordland, MO (3.7 miles ), Saddlebrooke, MO (3.7 miles ), Spokane, MO (3.9 miles) .
Latitude: 37.00 N, Longitude: 93.08 W
Area code: 417
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 2012, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +356 (+45.2%).
Work and jobs in Sparta: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Sparta, Missouri
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Sparta-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/29/1991, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Sparta city center killed 2 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 9/26/1959, a category F4 tornado 33.2 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Sparta-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/7/1991 at 21:24:02, a magnitude 4.0 (3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/16/2003 at 05:09:22, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.7 miles away from Sparta center
On 6/27/2000 at 01:28:45, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/2/1991 at 03:49:01, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/2007 at 10:40:47, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.7 miles away from Sparta center
On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Christian County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.358. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.26. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.55. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.8%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 9.9% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Religion statistics for Sparta city (based on Christian County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.23%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
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13.50% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,554 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:
10.52% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,098 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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Sparta fatal accident list:
Sep 27, 1978 06:35 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Feb 19, 1977 09:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sparta)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sparta)
FAA Registered Aircraft:9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sparta)
Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0204.00
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Businesses in Sparta, MO
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.