Sparta, New York

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Population in 2010: 1,624.
Population change since 2000: -0.2%
 
Males: 817  (50.3%)
Females: 807  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

43.7 years
New York median age:

40.7 years

Zip codes: 14437.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $54,496 (it was $43,155 in 2000)
Sparta:

$54,496
NY:

$62,909

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,536 (it was $17,947 in 2000)

Sparta town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $113,723 (it was $77,400 in 2000)
Sparta:

$113,723
NY:

$302,400

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $145,984; detached houses: $152,505; townhouses or other attached units: $240,614; in 2-unit structures: $155,681; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $132,870; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $260,110; mobile homes: $49,960
  • Races in Sparta, NY (2010)
    • 1,57396.9%White alone
    • 140.9%Two or more races
    • 150.9%Hispanic
    • 80.5%Black alone
    • 60.4%American Indian alone
    • 50.3%Asian alone
    • 30.2%Other race alone

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

March 2016 cost of living index in Sparta: 98.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.2%), Irish (21.3%), English (14.0%), United States (9.8%), Dutch (8.4%), Italian (4.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 60 feet

Land area: 27.7 square miles.

Population density: 59 people per square mile   (very low).

Sparta,NY real estate house value index trend

Sparta, New York map

26 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.6%
New York:

20.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Sparta town:

2.5% ($1,917)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, NY (38.1 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (224.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Scottsburg, NY (1.8 miles),
Woodsville, NY (1.8 miles),
Cumminsville, NY (1.8 miles),
West Sparta, NY (1.9 miles ),
Dansville, NY (2.0 miles ),
North Dansville, NY (2.0 miles ),
Groveland Station, NY (2.1 miles ),
Kysorville, NY (2.2 miles)
.

Latitude: 42.62 N, Longitude: 77.71 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 585

Distribution of median household income in Sparta, NY in 2016
Sparta satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $81,700
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $81,700
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Sparta, NY residents
Average permit cost in Sparta, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
New York:

4.1%
Most common industries in Sparta, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Health care (12.5%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.2%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.9%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.2%)
  • Machinery (6.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.4%)
  • Educational services (17.0%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Social assistance (6.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Sparta, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.7%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.3%)
  • Bus drivers (4.7%)
  • Registered nurses (4.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.8%)

Average climate in Sparta, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sparta-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.1 miles away from the Sparta town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1998, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 17.5 miles away from the town center caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sparta-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 158.6 miles away from Sparta center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 192.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 190.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 238.0 miles away from Sparta center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 180.5 miles away from Sparta center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 165.2 miles away from Sparta center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Livingston County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sparta topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sparta:

  • NICHOLAS H NOYES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; DANSVILLE, NY)
  • LIVINGSTON COUNTY CENTER FOR NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MOUNT MORRIS, NY)
  • LIVINGSTON CO DOH HHA (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; MOUNT MORRIS, NY)
  • FINGER LAKES DDSO (Hospital, about 13 miles away; NUNDA, NY)
  • CONESUS LAKE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LIVONIA, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sparta:

  • SUNY College at Geneseo (about 14 miles; Geneseo, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,520)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Alfred (about 26 miles; Alfred, NY; FT enrollment: 3,483)
  • Alfred University (about 26 miles; Alfred, NY; FT enrollment: 2,411)
  • Finger Lakes Community College (about 30 miles; Canandaigua, NY; FT enrollment: 4,732)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (about 33 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 14,177)
  • Monroe Community College (about 34 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 14,295)
  • Nazareth College (about 35 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 2,632)

Points of interest:

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Church in Sparta: Sparta Center United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: South Sparta Cemetery (1), Reed's Corners Cemetery (2), Rau Cemetery (3), Dutch Cemetery (4), Sparta Center Cemetery (5), Clark Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Mud Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Alfred Thomas Agate - Artist.

Livingston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

77.5%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.7%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

10.2%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.5%
Whole state:

7.4%

For population 15 years and over in Sparta:

Marital status in Sparta, NY
  • Never married: 18.4%
  • Now married: 67.5%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

For population 25 years and over in Sparta:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sparta, NY (based on Livingston County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic14,9166
Mainline Protestant6,20440
Evangelical Protestant4,30831
Other4386
None39,527-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
This county:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Livingston County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Here:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Livingston County:

9.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Livingston County:

8.0%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.5%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.9%
New York:

15.6%

5.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,199 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
New York average:

4.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Monroe County, NY  1.85% ($44,692 average AGI)
from Ontario County, NY  0.47% ($37,268)
from Steuben County, NY  0.47% ($37,766)


5.83% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,974 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
New York average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Monroe County, NY  1.95% ($46,082 average AGI)
to Ontario County, NY  0.47% ($83,527)
to Steuben County, NY  0.47% ($36,268)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sparta:

  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDNY (1400 AM; 1 kW; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MILLER MEDIA INC)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYSL (1040 AM; 3 kW; AVON, NY; Owner: RADIO LIVINGSTON, LTD)
  • WABH (1380 AM; 10 kW; BATH, NY)
  • WHHO (1320 AM; 5 kW; HORNELL, NY; Owner: BILBAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCJW (1140 AM; daytime; 3 kW; WARSAW, NY; Owner: LLOYD LANE, INCORPORATED)
  • WHTK (1280 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY)
  • WXXI (1370 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: WXXI PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL)
  • WLEA (1480 AM; 3 kW; HORNELL, NY; Owner: PMJ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHIC (1460 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WLGZ (990 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sparta:

  • WDNY-FM (93.9 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MILLER MEDIA INC.)
  • W201CY (88.1 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MARS HILL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W246AP (97.1 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF THE FINGER LAKES)
  • W282AC (104.3 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCIY (88.9 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WFXF (107.3 FM; SOUTH BRISTOL TOWNSH, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNVE (95.1 FM; HONEOYE FALLS, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WISY (102.3 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCKR (92.1 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: PMJ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNSA (107.7 FM; WETHERSFIELD TWNSHP, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WZKZ (101.9 FM; ALFRED, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WKPQ (105.3 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: BILBAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCIK (103.1 FM; BATH, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSQA (88.7 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • WCOU (88.3 FM; WARSAW, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W257AX (99.3 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sparta:

  • WPXJ-TV (Channel 51; BATAVIA, NY; Owner: PAXSON BUFFALO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 3.7mTotal length
  • $3,271,000Total costs
  • 2,857Total average daily traffic
  • 222Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,883Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 6478 Swartz Road (101513) (Lat: 42.639278 Lon: -77.659639), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 84.1 m, Overall height: 91.7 m, Call Sign: KNKA317
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 09/01/2015, Expiration Date: 10/01/2025, Certifier: David C JatlowRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sparta, NY
  • 40.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.8%Wood
  • 10.0%Electricity
  • 9.5%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Coal or coke
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sparta, NY
  • 54.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 30.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.0%Utility gas
  • 8.0%Wood


Sparta compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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