Sparta, Tennessee

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Population in 2019: 4,949 (87% urban, 13% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.6%
 
Males: 2,481  (50.1%)
Females: 2,468  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

37.6 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 38583.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $35,491 (it was $23,775 in 2000)
Sparta:

$35,491
TN:

$56,071

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,595 (it was $15,340 in 2000)

Sparta city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $107,772 (it was $73,000 in 2000)
Sparta:

$107,772
TN:

$191,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $159,224; detached houses: $157,749

Median gross rent in 2019: $665.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sparta: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.5%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.3% for Black residents, 12.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sparta, TN (2019)
    • 4,18283.2%White alone
    • 3476.9%Hispanic
    • 3266.5%Black alone
    • 1232.4%Two or more races
    • 410.8%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 71 registered sex offenders living in Sparta, Tennessee as of October 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sparta is 72 to 1.


Crime rates in Sparta by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(40.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
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)
3
(62.2)
3
(62.0)
1
(20.3)
1
(20.1)
1
(20.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.5)
3
(58.8)
2
(40.4)
1
(20.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(41.4)
2
(41.3)
10
(202.9)
8
(160.8)
5
(99.8)
9
(181.1)
5
(99.6)
3
(59.0)
2
(38.9)
1
(19.6)
3
(58.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
14
(290.0)
13
(268.7)
4
(81.2)
16
(321.5)
12
(239.4)
3
(60.4)
16
(318.6)
8
(157.2)
7
(136.1)
10
(195.5)
5
(97.4)
5
(98.0)
11
(222.2)
5
(100.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
80
(1,657)
92
(1,901)
83
(1,684)
125
(2,512)
114
(2,275)
69
(1,389)
75
(1,493)
85
(1,671)
70
(1,361)
62
(1,212)
49
(955.0)
43
(843.0)
39
(787.7)
24
(484.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
271
(5,614)
274
(5,662)
301
(6,108)
326
(6,551)
254
(5,068)
289
(5,816)
245
(4,879)
306
(6,014)
240
(4,665)
276
(5,397)
209
(4,073)
251
(4,921)
156
(3,151)
158
(3,187)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
16
(331.5)
19
(392.6)
20
(405.8)
17
(341.6)
16
(319.2)
11
(221.4)
14
(278.8)
18
(353.8)
23
(447.0)
8
(156.4)
10
(194.9)
13
(254.9)
10
(202.0)
25
(504.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(103.6)
3
(62.0)
6
(121.8)
4
(80.4)
2
(39.9)
2
(40.2)
3
(59.7)
3
(59.0)
1
(19.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(58.5)
1
(19.6)
3
(60.6)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index487.3548.0488.0674.2481.2414.0431.5434.9372.0358.2298.0342.9274.1238.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Sparta, TN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 17 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.82
Tennessee average:

2.59
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Ancestries: American (29.0%), Irish (9.8%), British (6.0%), English (4.2%), German (3.8%), French (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1841

Elevation: 885 feet

Land area: 6.34 square miles.

Population density: 780 people per square mile   (low).

Sparta, Tennessee map

78 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
Tennessee:

5.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $540 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $670 (0.7%)

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 )

Latitude: 35.93 N, Longitude: 85.47 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,689 (+73.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,029 (59.0%)

Area code: 931

Distribution of median household income in Sparta, TN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sparta, TN in 2019
Sparta satellite photo by USGS

Sparta tourist attractions:

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
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2018: 12 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2019: 21 buildings, average cost: $128,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Sparta, TN residents
Average permit cost in Sparta, TN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.6%
Tennessee:

5.0%
Historical population in Sparta, TN
Historical housing units in Sparta, TN
Most common industries in Sparta, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
  • Apparel (4.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.4%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Truck transportation (5.0%)
  • Machinery (4.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Apparel (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Sparta, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.9%)

Average climate in Sparta, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Sparta, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 56.4. This is better than average.

City:

56.4
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

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.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.79
Ozone Level

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.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.03. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.03
U.S.:

8.46

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 significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 133% greater 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, 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) 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 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 47.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 219.3 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 White County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sparta topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Sparta:

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

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:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sparta:

Private elementary/middle school in Sparta:

  • WHITE COUNTY MENNONITE CHRISTIAN DAY SCHOOL (Students: 61, Location: 222 PLEASANT HILL RD, Grades: 1-8)
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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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

White County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Sparta:

Marital status in Sparta, TN
  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 45.5%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in Sparta:

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Sparta
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sparta, TN (based on White County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,08367
Mainline Protestant1,68020
Catholic2901
Other11
None13,787-
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: 4
This 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.
State:

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

8.05 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.2%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
White County:

30.1%
Tennessee:

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

14.6%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.4%
Tennessee:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Sparta:

43.2%
Tennessee:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Sparta:

29.2
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.7%
Tennessee:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.8%
Tennessee:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Sparta:

6.9
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.0%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
Sparta:

53.0%
Tennessee:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Sparta:

75.0%
Tennessee:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sparta, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 20$87,734$52,6400$0
Police Protection - Officers 16$60,204$45,1530$0
Streets and Highways 14$37,643$32,2650$0
Other Government Administration 13$23,610$21,7940$0
Water Supply 11$39,069$42,6210$0
Sewerage 9$29,501$39,3350$0
Firefighters 6$18,961$37,9220$0
Solid Waste Management 3$8,095$32,3800$0
Financial Administration 1$6,466$77,5920$0
Police - Other 1$2,540$30,4800$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$7,312
Totals for Government 94$313,824$40,0633$7,312

Sparta government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $7,183,000 ($1451.40)
    Water Utilities: $2,550,000 ($515.26)
    Police Protection: $978,000 ($197.62)
    Sewerage: $784,000 ($158.42)
    Regular Highways: $658,000 ($132.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $596,000 ($120.43)
    General - Other: $563,000 ($113.76)
    Local Fire Protection: $430,000 ($86.89)
    Central Staff Services: $324,000 ($65.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $191,000 ($38.59)
    Health - Other: $117,000 ($23.64)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $114,000 ($23.03)
    Financial Administration: $102,000 ($20.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $72,000 ($14.55)
    General Public Buildings: $62,000 ($12.53)
    Air Transportation: $28,000 ($5.66)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $201,000 ($40.61)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,382,000 ($683.37)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $79,000 ($15.96)

Sparta government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,315,000 ($265.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $530,000 ($107.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($2.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Electric Utilities: $106,000 ($21.42)
    General Local Government Support: $82,000 ($16.57)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($3.23)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($3.23)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $132,000 ($26.67)
    Fines and Forfeits: $48,000 ($9.70)
    Interest Earnings: $18,000 ($3.64)
    Sale of Property: $7,000 ($1.41)
    Rents: $4,000 ($0.81)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $11,589,000 ($2341.69)
    Water Utilities: $2,731,000 ($551.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $186,000 ($37.58)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,023,000 ($408.77)
    Property: $1,166,000 ($235.60)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $230,000 ($46.47)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $100,000 ($20.21)
    Other License: $10,000 ($2.02)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($0.61)

Sparta government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,996,000 ($1413.62)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,426,000 ($1298.44)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $571,000 ($115.38)

Sparta government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,248,000 ($2676.90)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $274,000 ($55.36)

6.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($30,583 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

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 Putnam County, TN  1.99% ($28,339 average AGI)
to Warren County, TN  0.47% ($24,381)
to Cumberland County, TN  0.35% ($32,355)
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

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)
Sparta fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Sparta fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 328ft / 99.7mTotal length
  • $2,718,000Total costs
  • 182,720Total average daily traffic
  • 10,686Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Sparta, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 71970-1979
  • 91980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sparta, TN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sparta)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 128 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Sparta, TN)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (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: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 127 (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: 35 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 190. The highest number of reported fires - 357 took place in 2014, and the least - 86 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Sparta, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.1%), and Outside Fires (34.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sparta, TN
    • 1,45645.1%Structure Fires
    • 1,11934.6%Outside Fires
    • 48915.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1665.1%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sparta, TN
  • 67.6%Utility gas
  • 32.0%Electricity
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sparta, TN
  • 70.8%Electricity
  • 27.2%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Sparta compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Sparta on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
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