Sparta, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 1,744 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -4.0%
 
Males: 852  (48.9%)
Females: 892  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

45.8 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28675.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $22,828 (it was $22,474 in 2000)
Sparta:

$22,828
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,760 (it was $14,237 in 2000)

Sparta town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $111,440 (it was $76,600 in 2000)
Sparta:

$111,440
NC:

$171,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $550.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sparta: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 38.4%
(31.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.4% for Black residents, 67.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 83.3% for other race residents, 64.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sparta, NC (2017)
    • 1,40979.9%White alone
    • 27315.5%Hispanic
    • 341.9%Black alone
    • 211.2%Two or more races
    • 120.7%American Indian alone
    • 50.3%Asian alone
    • 20.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Sparta, North Carolina as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sparta is 126 to 1.


Crime rates in Sparta by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(54.6)
1
(56.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(113.6)
2
(111.6)
1
(58.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(55.8)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(54.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.6)
3
(168.7)
4
(226.0)
5
(284.1)
0
(0.0)
8
(464.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
17
(932.0)
10
(545.6)
8
(452.7)
8
(449.9)
6
(339.0)
14
(795.5)
10
(558.0)
3
(174.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
24
(1,316)
29
(1,582)
28
(1,585)
16
(899.9)
42
(2,373)
42
(2,386)
35
(1,953)
36
(2,088)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(109.6)
2
(109.1)
3
(169.8)
3
(168.7)
3
(169.5)
3
(170.5)
3
(167.4)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(54.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)137.6153.8165.3114.7177.4312.5236.6234.9

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City-data.com crime index in Sparta, NC

Crime rate in Sparta detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.45
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (53.0%), English (7.8%), Irish (4.1%), European (1.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%), German (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2939 feet

Land area: 2.37 square miles.

Population density: 734 people per square mile   (low).

Sparta, North Carolina map

121 residents are foreign born (6.0% Latin America, 1.3% Asia).

This town:

6.9%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $822 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $808 (0.7%)

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: +1,638 (+92.9%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 278 (48.2%)

Area code: 336

Distribution of median household income in Sparta, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sparta, NC in 2017
Sparta satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.3%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Most common industries in Sparta, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Machinery (7.9%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.7%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.5%)
  • Machinery (10.3%)
  • Truck transportation (5.6%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.5%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.3%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Apparel (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Machinery (5.4%)
  • Wood products (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Sparta, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.3%)

Average climate in Sparta, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sparta-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 56% 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 slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 194.6 miles away from the city center
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 Sparta 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 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 197.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 166.0 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 Sparta center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Alleghany County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Sparta:

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

Airports located in Sparta:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sparta:

  • Surry Community College (about 25 miles; Dobson, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,686)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 26 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 32 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Appalachian State University (about 38 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • New River Community College (about 48 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 50 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 52 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)

Public high school in Sparta:

Public elementary/middle school in Sparta:

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Points of interest:

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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

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

TWIN RIVERS FAMILY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 117, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-30-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2014), St Public Notif received (SEP-05-2014)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
NEW RIVER COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Sparta:

Marital status in Sparta, NC
  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

For population 25 years and over in Sparta:

  • High school or higher: 70.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.2
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sparta
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sparta, NC (based on Alleghany County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,43323
Mainline Protestant9107
Catholic1971
Other742
None6,618-
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: 2
Here:

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
Alleghany County:

8.28 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.7%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.9%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

24.1%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sparta:

47.6%
State:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.9%
North Carolina:

44.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.4
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.6%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.7%
North Carolina:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.8%
North Carolina:

33.6%

General health condition:
Sparta:

51.1%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Sparta:

74.2%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sparta, NC Residents
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 9$12,883$17,1771$1,304
Police Protection - Officers 7$18,872$32,3524$1,293
Water Supply 3$10,206$40,8241$2,365
Other and Unallocable 2$4,100$24,6001$345
Sewerage 2$7,402$44,4120$0
Financial Administration 1$2,750$33,0001$1,151
Solid Waste Management 1$3,760$45,1200$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 25$59,973$28,7878$6,458

Sparta government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $625,000 ($358.37)
    Liquor Stores: $464,000 ($266.06)
    Police Protection: $449,000 ($257.45)
    Central Staff Services: $364,000 ($208.72)
    Sewerage: $320,000 ($183.49)
    Housing and Community Development: $295,000 ($169.15)
    General Public Buildings: $100,000 ($57.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $83,000 ($47.59)
    Regular Highways: $56,000 ($32.11)
    General - Other: $50,000 ($28.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000 ($21.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $28,000 ($16.06)
    Libraries: $9,000 ($5.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($4.01)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $2,000 ($1.15)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $124,000 ($71.10)

Sparta government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $316,000 ($181.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $84,000 ($48.17)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $31,000 ($17.78)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.57)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $24,000 ($13.76)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($2.87)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.57)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $512,000 ($293.58)
    Water Utilities: $487,000 ($279.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $615,000 ($352.64)
    Other: $250,000 ($143.35)
    Highways: $58,000 ($33.26)
  • Tax - Property: $410,000 ($235.09)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $38,000 ($21.79)
    Other License: $6,000 ($3.44)

Sparta government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $179,000 ($102.64)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $146,000 ($83.72)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,000 ($18.92)

Sparta government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,774,000 ($1017.20)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $90,000 ($51.61)

4.44% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($58,367 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.
Businesses in Sparta, NC
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts1Taco Bell1
FedEx2True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS1
RadioShack1

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, North Carolina
  • Fatal accident count8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents10
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:2
  • Fatalities9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents25
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • North Carolina average
  • Fatal accident count10080
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15095
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons3419
  • Fatalities10971
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents24085
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1584
See more detailed statistics of Sparta fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 157ft / 48.5mTotal length
  • 26,560Total average daily traffic
  • 1,870Total average daily truck traffic
  • 53,120Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sparta, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sparta, NC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sparta)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

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:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 05/29/1991
    Registrant (Individual): Homer T Sides, 938 Grandview Dr, Sparta, NC 28675
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5275T , Serial Number: 24-1676, Airworthiness Date: 01/03/1989, Certificate Issue Date: 03/16/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Michael R Connolly, 213 Turkey Trot Ln, Sparta, NC 28675
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8148B , Serial Number: 29948, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 06/03/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 03/26/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Charles A Iii Nettleman, 36 N Main St, Sparta, NC 28675

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 20. The highest number of fires - 36 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Sparta, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.7%), and Outside Fires (28.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sparta, NC
    • 18555.7%Structure Fires
    • 9328.0%Outside Fires
    • 3811.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 164.8%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sparta, NC
  • 56.8%Electricity
  • 25.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.6%Wood
  • 1.4%Utility gas
  • 1.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sparta, NC
  • 77.3%Electricity
  • 14.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used


Sparta compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Sparta on our top lists:

  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Spain (population 500+)"
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