Sparta, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 9,664 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +11.7%
 
Males: 4,665  (48.3%)
Females: 4,999  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

39.1 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 54656.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $55,243 (it was $33,397 in 2000)
Sparta:

$55,243
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,583 (it was $18,238 in 2000)

Sparta city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $121,838 (it was $70,600 in 2000)
Sparta:

$121,838
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $180,749; detached houses: $195,316; townhouses or other attached units: $195,091; in 2-unit structures: $128,884; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $111,382; mobile homes: $51,944

Median gross rent in 2017: $771.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sparta: 77.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.4%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.2% for Black residents, 39.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 16.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sparta, WI (2017)
    • 8,49387.8%White alone
    • 4805.0%Hispanic
    • 2722.8%Two or more races
    • 1932.0%Asian alone
    • 1871.9%Black alone
    • 220.2%American Indian alone
    • 90.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 80 registered sex offenders living in Sparta, Wisconsin as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sparta is 121 to 1.


Crime rates in Sparta by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(67.9)
7
(79.0)
3
(33.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(32.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.4)
14
(145.5)
11
(113.7)
2
(20.6)
7
(72.1)
6
(61.7)
9
(93.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(34.0)
3
(33.9)
3
(33.1)
5
(55.5)
2
(22.0)
1
(10.5)
1
(10.4)
4
(41.6)
2
(20.7)
2
(20.6)
1
(10.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(113.2)
7
(79.0)
30
(330.8)
13
(144.3)
19
(208.6)
7
(73.2)
8
(83.1)
14
(145.5)
14
(144.7)
11
(113.4)
21
(216.3)
0
(0.0)
9
(93.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
30
(339.5)
42
(474.1)
55
(606.4)
88
(977.0)
71
(779.6)
57
(596.0)
60
(623.2)
36
(374.1)
23
(237.8)
25
(257.7)
29
(298.7)
15
(154.3)
16
(165.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
250
(2,829)
295
(3,330)
247
(2,723)
202
(2,243)
264
(2,899)
209
(2,186)
268
(2,784)
176
(1,829)
157
(1,623)
164
(1,691)
136
(1,401)
96
(987.6)
81
(836.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
35
(396.1)
11
(124.2)
6
(66.2)
4
(44.4)
10
(109.8)
12
(125.5)
15
(155.8)
4
(41.6)
3
(31.0)
6
(61.8)
11
(113.3)
5
(51.4)
3
(31.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(22.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(55.5)
5
(54.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(31.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.7)
1
(10.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)255.8265.5259.2207.2254.0157.0195.5260.6210.2136.0210.7103.8146.7

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City-data.com crime index in Sparta, WI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 22 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (36.4%), American (11.2%), Norwegian (10.9%), English (6.5%), Irish (3.9%), Polish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 793 feet

Land area: 5.47 square miles.

Population density: 1,768 people per square mile   (low).

Sparta, Wisconsin map

161 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.7%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,411 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,267 (2.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: La Crosse, WI (22.8 miles , pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (93.1 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (215.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Angelo, WI (1.7 miles ),
Rockland, WI (2.4 miles ),
Burns, WI (2.8 miles ),
Wells, WI (2.9 miles ),
Bangor, WI (3.1 miles ),
Adrian, WI (3.1 miles ),
Melvina, WI (3.2 miles),
Cataract, WI (3.2 miles)

Latitude: 43.94 N, Longitude: 90.81 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,674 (+17.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,015 (43.6%)

Area code: 608

Distribution of median household income in Sparta, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sparta, WI in 2017
Sparta satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $111,700
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $106,100
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 2003: 31 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $119,200
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $181,300
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $210,200
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2015: 22 buildings, average cost: $153,500
  • 2016: 24 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2017: 23 buildings, average cost: $176,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Sparta, WI residents
Average permit cost in Sparta, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Historical population in Sparta, WI
Historical housing units in Sparta, WI

Population change in the 1990s: +682 (+8.6%).
Most common industries in Sparta, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (9.7%)
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.5%)
  • Public administration (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Wood products (6.0%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Truck transportation (4.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.5%)
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Social assistance (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Sparta, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Child care workers (4.6%)

Average climate in Sparta, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Sparta, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2016 was 52.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 35.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 5.24. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.24
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Sparta-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.9 miles away from the Sparta city center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.2 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sparta-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 197.3 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 409.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 283.0 miles away from the city 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 385.4 miles away from Sparta center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 168.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 294.3 miles away from Sparta center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sparta topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Sparta:

  • MAYO CLINIC HLTH SYSTM, FRANCISCAN HLTHCARE-SPARTA (Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 310 W MAIN ST)
  • MORROW MEMORIAL HOME (331 S WATER ST)
  • ROLLING HILLS REHAB CTR (14345 CTY HWY B)

Airports and heliports located in Sparta:

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Amtrak station near Sparta:

  • 16 miles: TOMAH (W. WASHINGTON ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sparta:

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 23 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,837)
  • Western Technical College (about 24 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 3,377)
  • Viterbo University (about 24 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,848)
  • Winona State University (about 43 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 8,397)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 45 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 4,022)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 60 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)
  • Luther College (about 67 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,700)

Public high schools in Sparta:

Private high school in Sparta:

  • SPARTA MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 11, Location: 604 WALRATH ST, Grades: 2-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sparta:

Private elementary/middle schools in Sparta:

  • ST PATRICK'S SCHOOL (Students: 146, Location: 100 SOUTH L ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST JOHNS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 130, Location: 419 JEFFERSON AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Sparta

Library in Sparta:

  • SPARTA FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $390,881; Location: 124 W. MAIN ST.; 43,769 books; 8,396 e-books; 5,335 audio materials; 2,655 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 127 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sparta: Sparta Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Sparta Area Ambulance Service (B), Sparta City Fire Department (C), Sparta Rural Fire Department (D), Sparta Free Library (E), Sparta City Hall (F), Monroe County Courthouse (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sparta include: Calvary Baptist Church (A), Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (B), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (C), Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church (D), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (E), Saint Patricks Catholic Church (F), Seventh Day Adventist Church (G), Trinity Lutheran Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Woodlawn Cemetery (1), Mount Hope Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Perch Lake 143 (A), Perch Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Beaver Creek (A), Farmers Valley Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sparta include: Beaver Creek Park (1), Blyton Park (2), Evan Evans Park (3), Fishermans Park (4), Howard Huff Park (5), Memorial Park (6), Westside Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: DEKE Slayton Memorial Space & Bike Museum (200 West Main Street), Little Falls Railroad & Doll Museum (9208 County Highway Ii), Monroe County - Sparta- History Room (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 200 West Main Street), Municipal Court Clerk (Recreation Areas; 201 West Oak Street).

Hotels: Best Western Sparta Trail Ldg (4445 Theatre Road), Best Nights Inn (303 West Wisconsin Street), Budget Host Heritage Motel (704 West Wisconsin Street), Holidays Inn Express Hotel & Suites (4445 Theater Road), Country Inn-Suites Sparta (737 Avon Road).

Courts: Monroe County - Sparta- Family Court Commissioner- Governmental Telephone Num (112 East Oak Street), Monroe County - Sparta- Clerk of Court (112 South Court Street), Monroe County - Governmental Telephone Numbers- Clerk of Court (112 South Court Street), Sparta City - City Hall- City Clerk- Mayor's Office- Municipal Court (201 West Oak Street), Municipal Court Clerk (201 West Oak).

Birthplace of: Deke Slayton - Astronaut, Tim Schendel - Stock car racing driver, Larry Baumel - Former NASCAR driver, Leighton I. Davis - General, Ben Lawrence (American football) - Football player.

Monroe 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:

MONROE CO MCMULLEN PARK-FISH HOUSE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
MONROE CO MCMULLEN PARK-BATHHOUSE W (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
MONROE CO MCMULLEN PARK-SHELTER (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
MONROE CO MCMULLEN PARK-CAMPING WEST (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
MONROE CO MCMULLEN PARK-CAMPING EAST (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LEON COUNTRY TAVERN (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-09-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-09-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-21-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-20-2012)
ZONE THE (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from MAY-10-2013 to MAY-17-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-17-2013), St Other (2 times from JUL-09-2013 to SEP-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-11-2013), St Other (JAN-28-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LEON VALLEY CAMPGROUND STORE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sparta that have no violations reported:

  • SILVERDALE TAVERN (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LEON VALLEY CAMPGROUND WELL HOUSE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPARTA FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.8%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.4%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Sparta in 2010:

  • 123 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 102 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 23 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Sparta in 2000:

  • 141 people in nursing homes
  • 61 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Sparta (2011 data):

  • Union National Bank & Trust Company: Auto Branch at 1103 West Wisconsin Street, branch established on 1995/06/19; at 124 West Oak Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $99.8 mil, Deposits: $83.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Sparta Union Bancshares, Inc.
  • Park Bank: Sparta Branch at 145 North Water Street, branch established on 2007/09/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $44.5 mil, Deposits: $36.6 mil, headquarters in Holmen, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Golden Oak Bancshares, Inc.
  • River Bank: Sparta Branch at 900 Maple Avenue, branch established on 1999/11/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $421.9 mil, Deposits: $366.6 mil, headquarters in Stoddard, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: River Holding Company
  • State Bank Financial: Sparta Branch at 203 West Wisconsin Street, branch established on 2007/04/13. Info updated 2008/01/03: Bank assets: $332.1 mil, Deposits: $260.4 mil, headquarters in La Crosse, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Citizens First Bank: Sparta Branch at 124 North Court, branch established on 1934/06/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $154.8 mil, Deposits: $135.1 mil, headquarters in Viroqua, WI, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Firsnabanco, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Sparta:

Marital status in Sparta, WI
  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

For population 25 years and over in Sparta:

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Wisconsin average:

10.4

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sparta, WI (based on Monroe County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,25010
Evangelical Protestant8,91641
Mainline Protestant4,46220
Other3044
None21,741-
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: 8
This county:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Monroe County:

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Monroe County:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

27.1%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Monroe County:

12.4%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.6%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Sparta:

44.0%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.0%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.5%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Sparta:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.4%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

54.5%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Sparta:

76.8%
State:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sparta, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 19$89,442$56,4900$0
Streets and Highways 9$37,500$50,0000$0
Parks and Recreation 7$26,367$45,2010$0
Local Libraries 6$19,911$39,8221$1,860
Sewerage 5$21,082$50,5970$0
Financial Administration 5$21,425$51,4200$0
Water Supply 4$16,121$48,3630$0
Other Government Administration 3$15,613$62,4529$3,172
Police - Other 2$5,961$35,7666$2,070
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$6,789
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 60$253,422$50,68419$13,891

Sparta government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,340,000 ($138.66)
    Libraries: $73,000 ($7.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $51,000 ($5.28)
    General Public Buildings: $22,000 ($2.28)
    Air Transportation: $12,000 ($1.24)
    Natural Resources - Other: $12,000 ($1.24)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.21)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $2,126,000 ($219.99)
    Police Protection: $1,957,000 ($202.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,599,000 ($165.46)
    Water Utilities: $1,568,000 ($162.25)
    General - Other: $908,000 ($93.96)
    Regular Highways: $884,000 ($91.47)
    Local Fire Protection: $680,000 ($70.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $469,000 ($48.53)
    Libraries: $444,000 ($45.94)
    Financial Administration: $328,000 ($33.94)
    Central Staff Services: $208,000 ($21.52)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $203,000 ($21.01)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $97,000 ($10.04)
    Air Transportation: $50,000 ($5.17)
    General Public Buildings: $45,000 ($4.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $38,000 ($3.93)
    Health - Other: $27,000 ($2.79)
    Natural Resources - Other: $19,000 ($1.97)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $15,000 ($1.55)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $297,000 ($30.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $335,000 ($34.66)
    Police Protection: $111,000 ($11.49)
    Central Staff Services: $30,000 ($3.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($0.52)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,374,000 ($349.13)

Sparta government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,400,000 ($248.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $777,000 ($80.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $283,000 ($29.28)
    Air Transportation: $46,000 ($4.76)
    Other: $20,000 ($2.07)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($0.62)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $167,000 ($17.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $135,000 ($13.97)
    Sale of Property: $99,000 ($10.24)
    General Revenue - Other: $88,000 ($9.11)
    Rents: $60,000 ($6.21)
    Donations From Private Sources: $40,000 ($4.14)
    Interest Earnings: $24,000 ($2.48)
    Special Assessments: $21,000 ($2.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,574,000 ($162.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,066,000 ($213.78)
    Highways: $397,000 ($41.08)
    Education: $136,000 ($14.07)
    Transit Utilities: $55,000 ($5.69)
    Other: $34,000 ($3.52)
  • Tax - Property: $4,280,000 ($442.88)
    Other Selective Sales: $177,000 ($18.32)
    Other: $166,000 ($17.18)
    Other License: $77,000 ($7.97)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $29,000 ($3.00)

Sparta government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,683,000 ($1105.44)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,245,000 ($956.64)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,332,000 ($241.31)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $895,000 ($92.61)

Sparta government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,664,000 ($1310.43)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,000 ($4.76)

5.88% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,664 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,236 average AGI)
Monroe County:

0.13%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from La Crosse County, WI  1.15% ($36,177 average AGI)
from Juneau County, WI  0.52% ($44,958)
from Vernon County, WI  0.33% ($34,542)


6.19% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,019 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

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 La Crosse County, WI  1.11% ($35,119 average AGI)
to Juneau County, WI  0.67% ($38,413)
to Vernon County, WI  0.34% ($30,393)
Businesses in Sparta, WI
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS3
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets1

Strongest AM radio stations in Sparta:

  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WTMB (1460 AM; 1 kW; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Sparta:

  • WCOW-FM (97.1 FM; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WXYM (96.1 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOG (94.5 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • K220EP (91.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WQCC (106.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WKBH-FM (100.1 FM; WEST SALEM, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KHME (101.1 FM; WINONA, MN; Owner: KAGE, INC.)
  • WRJC-FM (92.1 FM; MAUSTON, WI; Owner: WRJC, INCORPORATED)
  • WFBZ (105.5 FM; TREMPEALEAU, WI; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • WWIS-FM (99.7 FM; BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: WWIS RADIO, INC.)
  • WLXR-FM (104.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY B/CASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • K270AG (101.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: S & S BROADCASTING)
  • K222AG (92.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: RAY A. KNUDSON)

TV broadcast stations around Sparta:

  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KQEG-CA (Channel 50; La CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE PARTNERSHIP)
Sparta fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Sparta fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 43Number of bridges
  • 443ft / 135mTotal length
  • $8,293,000Total costs
  • 221,617Total average daily traffic
  • 22,523Total average daily truck traffic
  • 229,253Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sparta, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 141960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sparta, WI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sparta)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 86 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Sparta, WI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sparta)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sparta)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 36. The highest number of fire incidents - 62 took place in 2009, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Sparta, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (37.5%), and Outside Fires (36.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sparta, WI
    • 20337.5%Structure Fires
    • 19836.6%Outside Fires
    • 12222.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 183.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sparta, WI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sparta, Wisconsin:

  • Super 8, 716 Avon Rd, Sparta, Wisconsin 54656 , Phone: (608) 269-8489, Fax: (608) 269-8449
  • Scottish Inns, 509 S Water St, Sparta, Wisconsin 54656 , Phone: (608) 269-3138, Fax: (608) 269-1331
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sparta, Wisconsin
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sparta, WI
  • 83.6%Utility gas
  • 7.4%Electricity
  • 3.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sparta, WI
  • 50.3%Utility gas
  • 41.8%Electricity
  • 2.9%Other fuel
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%No fuel used


Sparta compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
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