Sparta, Tennessee

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Population in 2013: 5,100 (87% urban, 13% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.9%
 
Males: 2,159  (42.4%)
Females: 2,941  (57.6%)
Median resident age:  43.6 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 38583.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,650 (it was $23,775 in 2000)
Sparta:

$25,650
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,481 (it was $15,340 in 2000)

Sparta city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $92,794 (it was $73,000 in 2000)
Sparta:

$92,794
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $107,413; Detached houses: $110,216; In 2-unit structures: $69,481; Mobile homes: $51,350

Median gross rent in 2012: $465.

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  • White alone - 4,432 (90.0%)
  • Black alone - 275 (5.6%)
  • Hispanic - 91 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 83 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 25 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.02%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sparta: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (23.6%), Irish (13.7%), German (11.7%), English (10.1%), French (4.7%), Scottish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1841

Elevation: 885 feet

Land area: 6.34 square miles.

Population density: 804 people per square mile   (low).

Sparta,TN real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Sparta:

  • High school or higher: 73.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sparta city:

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 40.1%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 18.4%

19 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 57 registered sex offenders living in Sparta, Tennessee as of April 18, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sparta to the number of sex offenders is 89 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $701 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $530 (0.6%)

Sparta satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Murfreesboro, TN (52.1 miles , pop. 68,816).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (73.9 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (425.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Doyle, TN (2.4 miles ), Macedonia, TN (2.6 miles ), Shady Grove, TN (2.7 miles ), Bon De Croft, TN (2.7 miles ), Spencer, TN (3.6 miles ), Mooneyham, TN (3.8 miles ), Pleasant Hill, TN (3.9 miles ), Cookeville, TN (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $68,000
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $78,900
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $64,500
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $74,100
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $91,500
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $144,600
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $146,900
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2008: 17 buildings, average cost: $75,200
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $69,700
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $78,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.93 N, Longitude: 85.47 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,475 (+68.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,046 (57.7%)

Area code: 931

Sparta household income distribution Sparta home values distribution

Crime rates in Sparta by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000102000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.020.70.040.20.00.00.0
Rapes 131733311101
per 100,000 21.664.021.3148.763.262.262.020.320.120.00.019.9
Robberies 2131122108595
per 100,000 43.121.364.021.221.141.441.3202.9160.899.8181.199.6
Assaults 718171610141341612316
per 100,000 150.9384.0362.4339.8210.7290.0268.781.2321.5239.460.4318.6
Burglaries 979382110978092831251146975
per 100,000 2090.51984.21748.02336.42043.41657.31901.21684.32512.12274.51388.61493.4
Thefts 240231242267313271274301326254289245
per 100,000 5172.44928.55158.85671.26593.65614.35662.36108.06551.45067.85816.14878.5
Auto thefts 252122233516192017161114
per 100,000 538.8448.0469.0488.5737.3331.5392.6405.8341.6319.2221.4278.8
Arson 3442115364223
per 100,000 64.785.385.342.5231.7103.662.0121.880.439.940.259.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 424.0470.1441.0578.2524.4452.4508.8453.1626.0446.8384.3400.6

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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: 16 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.99
Tennessee average:

2.54

Sparta tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.1%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -151 (-3.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)

Work and jobs in Sparta: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sparta, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sparta-area historical tornado activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 42% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.8 miles away from the Sparta city center killed 10 people and injured 51 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 42.2 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

Earthquake activity:

Sparta-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 99.9 miles away from the city center
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 178.3 miles away from Sparta center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 219.3 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 85.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 191.0 miles away from Sparta center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 239.9 miles away from the city 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 White County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sparta topographic map

Birthplace of: David Culley - Football player and coach, Foster V. Brown - Politician, Sam Agee - College basketball player (Mississippi Rebels).

Hospitals and medical centers in Sparta:

  • HIGHLANDS MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 401 SEWELL DR)
  • DAVITA SPARTA (150 SAM WALTON DR)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF SPARTA (508 MOSE DRIVE)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, SPARTA (34 GRACEY ST)

Airports and heliports located in Sparta:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sparta:

  • Tennessee Technological University (about 17 miles; Cookeville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,761)
  • Roane State Community College (about 48 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (about 51 miles; Murfreesboro, TN; FT enrollment: 21,628)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 60 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 61 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Motlow State Community College (about 61 miles; Tullahoma, TN; FT enrollment: 2,915)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 62 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)

Public high school in Sparta:

Private high school in Sparta:

  • INDIAN MOUND HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 16; Location: 3916 INDIAN MOUND RD; Grades: 7 - 12; Boys only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sparta:

Private elementary/middle schools in Sparta:

  • WHITE COUNTY MENNONITE CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL (Students: 51; Location: 222 PLEASANT HILL RD; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 13; Location: 959 OLD COOKEVILLE RD; Grades: KG - 10)
See full list of schools located in Sparta

Library in Sparta:

  • WHITE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $197,370; Location: 11 N. CHURCH STREET; 22,738 books; 1,126 audio materials; 713 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 43 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Sparta: White County Fairgrounds (A), Sparta Industrial Park (B), Sparta Fire and Rescue Station 2 (C), Sparta Fire and Rescue Station 1 (D), White County Courthouse (E), Sparta City Hall (F), Sparta Fire and Rescue Station 3 (G), White County EMS (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: West Towne Plaza Shopping Center (1), Sparta Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sparta include: Camp Church (A), Findley Church of Christ (B), Findley Methodist Church (C), First Christian Church (D), First Presbyterian Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Snodgrass Cemetery (1), Highland Cemetery (2), Old Sparta Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attraction: Dial A Story (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 144 South Main Street).

Hotel: Budget Inn (279 Mayberry Street).

Courts: White County - Circuit Court Clerk (111 Depot Street), White County - County Court Clerk (1 East Bockman Way).

White 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 39.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

39.4
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.13. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.13
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.72
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2007 was 44.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

44.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.63. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.63
U.S.:

9.14

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

SPARTA WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 10,258, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Record Keeping - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2013), St Civil Case under development (APR-01-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2014)
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2013), St Civil Case under development (APR-01-2014)
  • Record Keeping - In FEB-06-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from FEB-14-2007 to MAY-31-2007), St Civil Case under development (JUL-01-2007), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2010)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In FEB-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-02-2007), St Public Notif requested (APR-02-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2007), St Civil Case under development (JUL-01-2007), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-15-2008)
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In FEB-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-02-2007), St Public Notif requested (APR-02-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2007), St Civil Case under development (JUL-01-2007), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-15-2008)
  • 6 other older monitoring violations
O'CONNOR UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 8,342, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2010)
  • One minor monitoring violation
DEWHITE UTILITY DISTRICT (Address: 1808 SMITHVILLE HWY , Population served: 6,550, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-31-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2008)
  • One minor monitoring violation
QUEBECK WALLING UTILITY DIST (Population served: 4,561, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-29-2010)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-29-2010)
  • One minor monitoring violation
BON DE CROFT UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 3,808, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-27-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-11-2011)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-27-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-11-2011)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-03-2010)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-03-2010)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.9%
(25.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.5%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.6%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
193 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
178 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Sparta in 2000:

  • 147 people in nursing homes
  • 73 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Sparta, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Sparta compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Sparta (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank: North Spring Street Branch, West Bockman Way Branch, Sparta East Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $501.1 mil, Deposits: $410.6 mil, headquarters in Carthage, TN, positive income, 9 total offices
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Sparta Main Branch at 189 Mose Drive, branch established on 1884/01/01; Sparta West Bockman Branch at 488 West Bockman Way, branch established on 1957/10/08. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • First National Bank of Tennessee: Sparta Branch at 130 Sam Walton Drive, branch established on 2005/09/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $621.8 mil, Deposits: $542.7 mil, headquarters in Livingston, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Sparta Branch at 116-118 West Bockman Way, branch established on 1970/10/16. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Bank of Putnam County: Bank Of White County Bank Branch at 508 West Bockman Way, branch established on 1989/09/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $371.3 mil, Deposits: $339.3 mil, headquarters in Cookeville, TN, positive income, 8 total offices, Holding Company: B.P.c. 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 (58%)
  • Electricity (38%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sparta city (based on White County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.77%
Here: 56.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Independent Free Will Baptists Associations
Adherents39.8%17.9%12.0%8.1%7.7%
Congregations18.1%27.7%17.0%7.4%9.6%
NameDuck River and Kindred Baptists AssociationsChurch of the NazareneCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents4.5%2.8%1.6%1.0%4.6%
Congregations3.2%2.1%1.1%1.1%12.8%
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: 4
White County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
White County:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
White County:

8.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.2%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
White County:

30.1%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.6%
State:

13.5%
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 15$30,747$24,5980$0
Judicial and Legal 2$3,039$18,2340$0
Police Protection - Officers 14$46,066$39,4850$0
Police - Other 2$4,362$26,1720$0
Firefighters 6$19,563$39,1260$0
Streets and Highways 8$18,682$28,0230$0
Solid Waste Management 4$9,101$27,3030$0
Sewerage 9$28,799$38,3990$0
Water Supply 13$37,481$34,5980$0
Electric Power 19$71,113$44,9131$91
Other and Unallocable 11$33,369$36,4030$0
Totals for Government 103$302,322$35,2221$91

6.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,656 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.23%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Putnam County, TN  1.94% ($26,448 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, TN  0.33% ($18,897)
from Warren County, TN  0.27% ($35,958)


5.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,250 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Putnam County, TN  1.86% ($26,439 average AGI)
to Warren County, TN  0.33% ($24,759)
to Cumberland County, TN  0.31% ($23,630)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sparta:

  • WTZX (860 AM; 1 kW; SPARTA, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSMT (1050 AM; 1 kW; SPARTA, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WATX (1590 AM; 2 kW; ALGOOD, TN; Owner: JWC BROADCASTING)
  • WPTN (780 AM; daytime; 1 kW; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sparta:

  • WRKK-FM (105.5 FM; SPARTA, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSQ (94.7 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZYZ (90.1 FM; SPENCER, TN; Owner: CHURCH FAITH TRINITY ASSEMBLIES)
  • W211AS (90.1 FM; SPENCER, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKXD-FM (106.9 FM; MONTEREY, TN; Owner: JWC BROADCASTING)
  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WWOG (90.9 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WGIC (98.5 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W206AJ (89.1 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WOWF (102.5 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: PEG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKZP (107.3 FM; SPENCER, TN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHRS (91.7 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLIV-FM (104.7 FM; MONTEREY, TN; Owner: WKXN INC)
  • WBXE (93.7 FM; BAXTER, TN; Owner: JWC BROADCASTING)
  • WLQK (95.9 FM; LIVINGSTON, TN; Owner: JWC BROADCASTING)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWSR (105.7 FM; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WAYA (93.9 FM; SPRING CITY, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WXVL (99.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJLE-FM (101.7 FM; SMITHVILLE, TN; Owner: LEON B. STRIBLING AND W.E. VANETTA)

TV broadcast stations around Sparta:

  • WCTE (Channel 22; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: UPPER CUMBERLAND BROADCAST COUNCIL)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WBXX-TV (Channel 20; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF TENNESSEE, LLC)
  • W57CZ (Channel 57; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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

Sparta, Tennessee:
  • Fatal accident count: 26
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 45
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 27
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 72
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Tennessee average:
  • Fatal accident count: 149
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 235
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 164
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 379
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14
See more detailed statistics of Sparta fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 39 meters (128ft)
Total costs: $1,178,000
Total average daily traffic: 78,520
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,527
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sparta)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 78 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Sparta, TN)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sparta)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Sparta)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 210
  • Hazardous Condition: 89
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Sparta

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sparta, TN
Most common first names in Sparta, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James24169.9 years
William20974.7 years
Mary16778.2 years
John13073.1 years
Robert12272.6 years
Willie10677.0 years
Charles8372.1 years
Charlie6078.7 years
George5875.3 years
Joe5075.3 years
Most common last names in Sparta, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Young10870.9 years
Johnson9674.7 years
Smith7776.4 years
Davis7473.0 years
Brown7477.2 years
Jones6976.0 years
England6475.1 years
Williams5770.5 years
Wilson5674.9 years
Dodson5576.0 years
Businesses in Sparta, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hardee's1UPS3
KFC1Walgreens1
Kroger1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
Little Caesars Pizza1
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