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Population in 2012: 1,735 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.5%
 

Males: 884  (51.0%)
Females: 851  (49.0%)

Median resident age:  43.3 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28675.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,114 (it was $22,474 in 2000)
Sparta:

$24,114
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,055

Sparta town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $131,435 (it was $76,600 in 2000)
Sparta:

$131,435
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $124,039; Detached houses: $123,302; In 2-unit structures: $246,526; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $193,699; Mobile homes: $23,052

Median gross rent in 2012: $519.

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  • White alone - 1,601 (82.0%)
  • Hispanic - 200 (10.2%)
  • Black alone - 91 (4.7%)
  • Other race alone - 32 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 12 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sparta: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (37.1%), English (10.5%), German (6.3%), Scotch-Irish (5.2%), Irish (5.2%), Scottish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2939 feet

Land area: 2.37 square miles.

Population density: 731 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Sparta:

  • High school or higher: 73.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sparta town:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 14.7%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

176 residents are foreign born (1.2% Asia).

This town:  9.0%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Sparta, North Carolina as of November 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sparta to the number of sex offenders is 193 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $748 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $792 (0.6%)

Sparta satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Winston-Salem, NC (55.5 miles , pop. 185,776).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (78.3 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (404.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Independence, VA (2.9 miles ), Lowgap, NC (3.8 miles ), Galax, VA (4.0 miles ), Fries, VA (4.1 miles ), Hays, NC (4.2 miles ), Mulberry, NC (4.4 miles ), Jefferson, NC (4.5 miles ), Lansing, NC (4.6 miles) .

Latitude: 36.51 N, Longitude: 81.12 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,541 (+78.9%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 430 (59.9%)

Area code: 336

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Crime rates in Sparta by Year
Type 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1000110022
per 100,000 54.10.00.00.054.656.60.00.0113.6111.6
Robberies 1000000001
per 100,000 54.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.055.8
Assaults 2221013450
per 100,000 108.2106.5108.354.80.056.6168.7226.0284.10.0
Burglaries 98717108861410
per 100,000 487.0426.0379.0932.0545.6452.7449.9339.0795.5558.0
Thefts 23151624292816424235
per 100,000 1244.6798.7866.31315.81582.11584.6899.92372.92386.41953.1
Auto thefts 4432233333
per 100,000 216.5213.0162.4109.6109.1169.8168.7169.5170.5167.4
Arson 0010100100
per 100,000 0.00.054.10.054.60.00.056.50.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.8) 156.485.982.2118.0132.0141.898.4152.2268.1203.0

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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: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.39
North Carolina average:

2.37

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.2%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -203 (-10.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (35%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Sparta-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 45.3 miles away from the Sparta town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 44.3 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sparta-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 65.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 65.3 miles away from Sparta center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 65.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/26/1995 at 00:36:17, a magnitude 3.5 (3.1 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 24.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/12/1994 at 02:40:24, a magnitude 3.4 (2.9 ML, 3.4 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.8 miles away from Sparta center
On 10/28/1997 at 10:36:46, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 67.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Alleghany County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Blizzard: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sparta topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers in Sparta:

  • ALLEGHANY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 617 DOCTORS STREET)
  • NEW RIVER COTTAGE INC (Hospital, 82 DAVIS LANE)
  • ALLEGHANY CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 179 COMBS STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Sparta, NC

Airports located in Sparta:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sparta:

  • Appalachian State University (about 37 miles; Boone, NC; Full-time enrollment: 14,923)
  • New River Community College (about 48 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 50 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 2,172)
  • Wake Forest University (about 54 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 6,909)
  • Radford University (about 55 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 7,927)
  • Forsyth Technical Community College (about 57 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 4,471)
  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 57 miles; Hickory, NC; FT enrollment: 2,135)

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Public elementary/middle school in Sparta:

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Notable location: Alleghany County Courthouse (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Tourist attraction: Alleghany County Of (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 122 North Main Street).

Hotels: Four Seasons Realty of Alleghany (45 North Main Street), Alleghany Inn (341 North Main Street).

Courts: North Carolina State Government - Juvenile Court Counselor (348 South Main Street), Alleghany County - Clerk Of Court (348 South Main Street).

 
Alleghany County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 11.9. This is significantly better than average.
City:

11.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.8
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sparta and their reported violations in the past:

NEW RIVER COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2002, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-29-2002), St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2002), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2002), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2003)
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-19-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.4%
(23.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 53.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.1% for other race residents, 89.6% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.1 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  54.7%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.4%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sparta, NC

People in group quarters in Sparta in 2010:

  • 84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 15 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Sparta in 2000:

  • 122 people in nursing homes
  • 26 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Sparta compared to North Carolina state average:

Sparta, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Sparta (2011 data):

  • Grayson National Bank: Sparta Branch at 98 S Grayson St, branch established on 2000/10/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $345.8 mil, Deposits: $297.3 mil, headquarters in Independence, VA, negative income in the last year, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Grayson Bankshares, Inc.
  • First Community Bank: Sparta Branch at 125 North Main Street, branch established on 1987/10/15. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $2,144.1 mil, Deposits: $1,561.3 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Sparta Branch at 621 South Main Street, branch established on 1972/12/01. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Sparta Main Branch at 173 South Main Street, branch established on 1910/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • LifeStore Bank: Sparta Branch at 403 South Main Street, branch established on 1998/03/16. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $286.2 mil, Deposits: $212.4 mil, headquarters in West Jefferson, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • Fifth Third Bank: Sparta Branch at 406 South Main Street, branch established on 1968/11/25. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp

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:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sparta town (based on Alleghany County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.81%
Here27.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the BrethrenCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents49.9%22.2%8.6%5.7%13.6%
Congregations28.1%15.6%12.5%3.1%40.6%
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: 2
Alleghany County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Alleghany County:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

8.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Alleghany County:

25.9%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

24.1%
State:

15.6%

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
Other Government Administration 3$12,046$48,1840$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$16,499$32,9982$463
Streets and Highways 5$13,727$32,9451$1,233
Sewerage 1$3,591$43,0920$0
Water Supply 1$2,690$32,2800$0
Totals for Government 16$48,553$36,4153$1,696

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

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $501,000 ($288.76)
    Sewerage: $430,000 ($247.84)
    Police Protection: $263,000 ($151.59)
    Water Utilities: $184,000 ($106.05)
    Central Staff Services: $92,000 ($53.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $64,000 ($36.89)
    General Public Buildings: $58,000 ($33.43)
    General - Other: $56,000 ($32.28)
    Regular Highways: $45,000 ($25.94)
    Housing & Community Development: $34,000 ($19.60)
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000 ($11.53)
    Fire Protection: $19,000 ($10.95)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($3.46)
    Health Services - Other: $3,000 ($1.73)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $3,000 ($1.73)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $5,000 ($2.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $84,000 ($48.41)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($14.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $442,000 ($254.76)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $511,000 ($294.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $67,000 ($38.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $256,000 ($147.55)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $52,000 ($29.97)
    Rents: $25,000 ($14.41)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($2.31)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $574,000 ($330.84)
    Water Utilities: $219,000 ($126.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $96,000 ($55.33)
    Highways: $73,000 ($42.07)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.58)
  • Tax - Property: $219,000 ($126.22)
    NEC: $8,000 ($4.61)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000 ($1.15)

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

  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $555,000 ($319.88)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $555,000 ($319.88)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,092,000 ($629.39)

5.88% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($59,069 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

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:
from Ashe County, NC  0.51% ($39,263 average AGI)
from Surry County, NC  0.35% ($34,615)
from Grayson County, VA  0.32% ($24,250)


5.30% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,892 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

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:
to Ashe County, NC  0.54% ($24,200 average AGI)
to Grayson County, VA  0.52% ($36,053)
to Surry County, NC  0.46% ($31,706)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sparta:

  • WCOK (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SPARTA, NC; Owner: MOUNTAIN EMPIRE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WWWJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; GALAX, VA; Owner: TWIN COUNTY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WSYD (1300 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: GRANITE CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sparta:

  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIFM-FM (100.9 FM; ELKIN, NC; Owner: VON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sparta:

  • W35AD (Channel 35; SPARTA, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Sparta fatal accident list:

Jul 20, 2011 02:06 PM, Us-21, Rp-1121, Lat: 36.48410833, Lon: -81.09639722, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 11, 2002 08:33 AM, Sparta Parkway S, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Dec 2, 1995 03:05 PM, Us21, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Mar 22, 1982 11:00 PM, 18, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 6,200
Total average daily truck traffic: 406
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 12,400


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • Sparta Cell Site; End Of Hendrix Road (Lat: 36.529556 Lon: -81.140361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN683, Licensee ID: L00127162
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Uscoc Of Greater North Carolina, LLC
  • 1.6 Km North Of Intersec. Of Us-21 & Sr-18 (Lat: 36.520139 Lon: -81.124528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: KNKN693
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8661, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-1111, 136 South Main Street (Lat: 36.431528 Lon: -81.116194), Type: 26.5, Overall height: 26.5 m
    Registrant: 9196624440, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, 4702 MAIL SERVICE CENTER
  • Wayne E Eberhard, Hp-1111, 136 South Main Street (Lat: 36.431528 Lon: -81.116194), Type: 26.5, Overall height: 26.5 m
    Registrant: 9196624440, Viper.Tsu-Fsm@ncshp.Org, 4702 MAIL SERVICE CENTER

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sparta, NC)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: BEECH C23 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 116 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 18968 , Serial Number: M-1986, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 11/02/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Johnny Miller, 103 Hodge St, Sparta, NC 28675
  • Aircraft: CESSNA TR182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 372JD , Serial Number: R18201566, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 05/01/1980
    Registrant (Individual): Homer T Sides, 938 Grandview Dr, Sparta, NC 28675
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182R (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4754E , Serial Number: 18268268, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 06/22/1982
    Registrant (Individual): Homer T Sides, 938 Grandview Dr, Sparta, NC 28675
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7578S , Serial Number: 18265227, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 11/16/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Bruner Sides, 68 Reeves Ridge Rd, Sparta, NC 28675
  • Aircraft: BEECH F33 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9005V , Serial Number: CD-1237, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 11/18/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Bruner L Sides, 68 Reeves Ridge Rd, Sparta, NC 28675


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 36
  • Hazardous Condition: 8

Incident types - Sparta


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

Most common first names in Sparta, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7475.1 years
Robert6173.5 years
James5269.1 years
William4575.7 years
Charles2970.7 years
Mary2877.0 years
George2879.1 years
Bessie2784.7 years
Dorothy2369.0 years
Ruby2177.3 years
Most common last names in Sparta, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Edwards8980.2 years
Crouse6278.4 years
Joines5176.5 years
Caudill4376.5 years
Reeves3780.4 years
Andrews3775.9 years
Brown3378.9 years
Richardson2882.6 years
Choate2876.3 years
Wagoner2773.5 years
Businesses in Sparta, NC
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts1Taco Bell1
FedEx2True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS1
RadioShack1
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Derrick L. Hamm (3)
  • Jim Burns (1)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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