For population 25 years and over in Sparta:
For population 15 years and over in Sparta city:
19 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $701 (0.6%)
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:
Latitude: 35.93 N, Longitude: 85.47 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,467 (+69.9%)
Area code: 931
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Crime rate in Sparta detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 16 (15 officers).
Sparta tourist attractions:
Population change in the 1990s: -151 (-3.2%).
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
Sparta-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 111% 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 below Tennessee state average. It is 84% 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 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 85.0 miles away from Sparta center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 59.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.8 miles away from Sparta center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 80.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), 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: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: David Culley - Football player and coach, Foster V. Brown - Politician, Sam Agee - College basketball player (Mississippi Rebels).
Hospitals/medical centers in Sparta:
Airports and heliports located in Sparta:
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Public elementary/middle schools in Sparta:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Sparta and their reported violations in the past:O'CONNOR UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 6546, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:DEWHITE UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 5681, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Sparta that have no violations reported:
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)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
178 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
People in group quarters in Sparta in 2000:
Sparta compared to Tennessee state average:
Banks with branches in Sparta (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
1996 Presidential Elections Results
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Religion statistics for Sparta city (based on White County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.77%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,686 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,481 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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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:
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Total of 55 patent applications in 2008-2014.