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Population in 2012: 9,600 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.0%
 

Males: 4,811  (50.1%)
Females: 4,789  (49.9%)

Median resident age:  36.5 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54656.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,906 (it was $33,397 in 2000)
Sparta:

$39,906
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,195

Sparta city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $100,195 (it was $70,600 in 2000)
Sparta:

$100,195
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $115,196; Detached houses: $122,311; Townhouses or other attached units: $85,607; In 2-unit structures: $651,478; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $108,516; Mobile homes: $32,965

Median gross rent in 2012: $708.

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  • White alone - 8,426 (88.3%)
  • Hispanic - 863 (9.0%)
  • Black alone - 127 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 66 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 34 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sparta: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (28.4%), Norwegian (15.0%), Irish (9.5%), United States (7.8%), English (5.6%), Dutch (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 793 feet

Land area: 5.47 square miles.

Population density: 1,756 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Sparta:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sparta city:

  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

513 residents are foreign born (0.7% Europe).

This city:  5.4%
Wisconsin:  4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Sparta, Wisconsin as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Sparta to the number of sex offenders is 215 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,449 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,203 (2.4%)

Sparta satellite photo by USGS

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) .

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
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.94 N, Longitude: 90.81 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,541 (+16.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,230 (48.9%)

Area code: 608

Sparta household income distribution Sparta home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Sparta by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 4456730301
per 100,000 45.945.656.867.979.033.10.032.90.010.4
Robberies 2133335211
per 100,000 23.011.434.134.033.933.155.522.010.510.4
Assaults 10241310730131978
per 100,000 114.8273.6147.7113.279.0330.8144.3208.673.283.1
Burglaries 61352130425588715760
per 100,000 700.3399.0238.6339.5474.1606.4977.0779.6596.0623.2
Thefts 218183162250295247202264209268
per 100,000 2502.92085.91840.52829.33329.92723.32242.72898.92185.52783.8
Auto thefts 1487351164101215
per 100,000 160.791.279.5396.1124.266.244.4109.8125.5155.8
Arson 01N/A2005503
per 100,000 0.011.4N/A22.60.00.055.554.90.031.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.2) 233.3217.6185.6261.0270.9264.5211.4259.2160.2199.5

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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: 19 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Wisconsin average:

2.22

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Sparta, Wisconsin accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.2%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +682 (+8.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Sparta-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 74% 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sparta topographic map

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.


Hospitals/medical centers in Sparta:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Sparta, WI

Airports located in Sparta:

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.

Local government website: SPARTAWISCONSIN.ORG

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sparta:

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (about 23 miles; La Crosse, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,660)
  • Western Technical College (about 24 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,278)
  • Viterbo University (about 24 miles; La Crosse, WI; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • Winona State University (about 42 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 7,637)
  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (about 45 miles; Winona, MN; FT enrollment: 2,056)
  • Luther College (about 66 miles; Decorah, IA; FT enrollment: 2,470)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 69 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 3,059)

Public high schools in Sparta:

Private high school in Sparta:

  • SPARTA AREA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 17; Location: 413 OSBORNE DR; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sparta:

Private elementary/middle schools in Sparta:

  • ST PATRICK SCHOOL (Students: 133; Location: 316 W OAK ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JOHNS EVANG LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 96; Location: 419 JEFFERSON AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SPARTA MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 5; Location: 604 WALRATH ST; Grades: 1 - 8)
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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)

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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).

 
Monroe 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
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.8. This is about average.
City:

36.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.6

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

MONROE CO MCMULLEN PARK-BATHHOUSE W (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
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-CAMPING WEST (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LEON COUNTRY TAVERN (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LEON VALLEY CAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUL-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

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

  • MONROE CO MCMULLEN PARK-CAMPING EAST (Address: 14307 Cty Hwy B, Box 21A, Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MONROE CO MCMULLEN PARK-SHELTER (Address: 14307 Cty Hwy B, Box 21A, Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PEACE EV LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.9%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.1% for Black residents, 37.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 20.9% for other race residents, 36.5% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sparta, WI

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

Sparta compared to Wisconsin state average:

Sparta, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.


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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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sparta, Wisconsin:

  • Country Inn By Carlson, 737 Avon Rd, Sparta, WI 54656 , Phone: (608) 269-3110
  • Best Western Sparta Trail Inn, 4445 Theater Rd, Sparta, WI 54656 , Phone: (608) 269-2664, Fax: (608) 269-2994
  • Super 8, 716 Avon Rd, Sparta, WI 54656 , Phone: (608) 269-8489, Fax: (608) 269-8449
  • Scottish Inns, 509 S Water St, Sparta, WI 54656 , Phone: (608) 269-3138, Fax: (608) 269-1331
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sparta, Wisconsin

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 (70%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.31%
Here61.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents41.3%15.6%15.5%5.9%4.3%
Congregations12.9%12.9%10.0%8.6%4.3%
NameOld Order AmishEvangelical Free Church of AmericaUnited Church of ChristLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents3.6%2.5%2.5%1.5%7.3%
Congregations18.6%5.7%2.9%1.4%22.9%
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: 8
Monroe County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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
This county:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Monroe County:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

27.1%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$16,175$38,8200$0
Other Government Administration 5$20,145$48,3489$3,275
Judicial and Legal 1$3,755$45,0602$1,472
Police Protection - Officers 16$64,976$48,7321$228
Police - Other 2$5,260$31,5606$2,210
Streets and Highways 9$31,135$41,5130$0
Sewerage 5$18,358$44,0590$0
Parks and Recreation 5$17,995$43,1880$0
Water Supply 3$12,686$50,7440$0
Local Libraries 4$13,315$39,9454$3,418
Other and Unallocable 1$2,046$24,5525$972
Totals for Government 56$205,846$44,11027$11,575

Sparta government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $896,000 ($93.33)
    General - Other: $585,000 ($60.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($4.17)
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000 ($0.83)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,370,000 ($142.71)
    Sewerage: $1,368,000 ($142.50)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,117,000 ($116.35)
    Water Utilities: $908,000 ($94.58)
    Regular Highways: $746,000 ($77.71)
    General - Other: $700,000 ($72.92)
    Libraries: $356,000 ($37.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $352,000 ($36.67)
    Central Staff Services: $308,000 ($32.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $294,000 ($30.63)
    Financial Administration: $172,000 ($17.92)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $138,000 ($14.38)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $80,000 ($8.33)
    General Public Buildings: $56,000 ($5.83)
    Air Transportation: $34,000 ($3.54)
    Health - Other: $24,000 ($2.50)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $706,000 ($73.54)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $104,000 ($10.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $71,000 ($7.40)
    Regular Highways: $71,000 ($7.40)
    Central Staff Services: $56,000 ($5.83)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,545,000 ($265.10)

Sparta government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,952,000 ($203.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $645,000 ($67.19)
    Air Transportation: $35,000 ($3.65)
    All Other: $13,000 ($1.35)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($0.83)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $42,000 ($4.38)
    Highways: $2,000 ($0.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $100,000 ($10.42)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $223,000 ($23.23)
    Interest Earnings: $207,000 ($21.56)
    Fines and Forfeits: $142,000 ($14.79)
    Special Assessments: $45,000 ($4.69)
    Sale of Property: $8,000 ($0.83)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,154,000 ($120.21)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,501,000 ($260.52)
    Highways: $446,000 ($46.46)
    All Other: $33,000 ($3.44)
  • Tax - Property: $3,044,000 ($317.08)
    NEC: $182,000 ($18.96)
    Other Selective Sales: $108,000 ($11.25)
    Other License: $67,000 ($6.98)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $28,000 ($2.92)

Sparta government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,842,000 ($2275.21)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,211,000 ($2001.15)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,047,000 ($525.73)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,416,000 ($251.67)

Sparta government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $800,000 ($83.33)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,284,000 ($758.75)

6.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,168 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($584 average AGI)
Monroe County:

0.10%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from La Crosse County, WI  1.23% ($31,581 average AGI)
from Juneau County, WI  0.61% ($25,624)
from Vernon County, WI  0.39% ($28,281)


6.37% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,591 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.37%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

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:
to La Crosse County, WI  1.26% ($28,636 average AGI)
to Juneau County, WI  0.52% ($29,674)
to Dane County, WI  0.30% ($35,408)

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)

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

Sparta, Wisconsin:
  • Fatal accident count: 12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 17
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 26
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Wisconsin average:
  • Fatal accident count: 85
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 128
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 93
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 212
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

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: 16
Total length: 112 meters (367ft)
Total costs: $8,827,000
Total average daily traffic: 88,709
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,881

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 3
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sparta, WI


Businesses in Sparta, WI
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
La-Z-Boy1UPS3
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walmart1
McDonald's1
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