Sparta, Wisconsin

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Population in 2013: 9,645 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.5%
 
Males: 4,855  (50.3%)
Females: 4,790  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  37.1 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 54656.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,597 (it was $33,397 in 2000)
Sparta:

$44,597
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,732 (it was $18,238 in 2000)

Sparta city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $103,594 (it was $70,600 in 2000)
Sparta:

$103,594
WI:

$163,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $156,400; Detached houses: $170,005; Townhouses or other attached units: $191,017; In 2-unit structures: $129,502; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $98,089; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $187,908; Mobile homes: $35,873

Median gross rent in 2013: $720.

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  • Races in Sparta, WI (2013)

    Sparta races chart
    • 8,47687.7%White alone
    • 8318.6%Hispanic
    • 1751.8%Two or more races
    • 790.8%Black alone
    • 740.8%Asian alone
    • 140.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Sparta: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (31.4%), Norwegian (15.8%), Irish (8.5%), United States (7.9%), English (4.9%), Polish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 793 feet

Land area: 5.47 square miles.

Population density: 1,765 people per square mile   (low).

Sparta,WI real estate house value index trend

Sparta, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Sparta:

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sparta city:

  • Never married: 31.4%
  • Now married: 43.9%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

429 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

This city:

4.4%
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 September 03, 2015.
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 2013: $2,423 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,134 (2.3%)

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
  • 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: +1,091 (+11.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,833 (40.7%)

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 2013
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 445673030114
per 100,000 45.945.656.867.979.033.10.032.90.010.4145.5
Robberies 21333352114
per 100,000 23.011.434.134.033.933.155.522.010.510.441.6
Assaults 1024131073013197814
per 100,000 114.8273.6147.7113.279.0330.8144.3208.673.283.1145.5
Burglaries 6135213042558871576036
per 100,000 700.3399.0238.6339.5474.1606.4977.0779.6596.0623.2374.1
Thefts 218183162250295247202264209268176
per 100,000 2,502.92,085.91,840.52,829.33,329.92,723.32,242.72,898.92,185.52,783.81,829.0
Auto thefts 14873511641012154
per 100,000 160.791.279.5396.1124.266.244.4109.8125.5155.841.6
Arson 01N/A20055030
per 100,000 0.011.4N/A22.60.00.055.554.90.031.20.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.3) 233.3217.7185.6261.0271.0264.6211.4259.2160.2199.5266.0

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Sparta detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 20 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Wisconsin average:

2.19
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +682 (+8.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Sparta, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sparta, Wisconsin average temperatures Sparta, Wisconsin average precipitation Sparta, Wisconsin humidity Sparta, Wisconsin wind speed Sparta, Wisconsin snowfall Sparta, Wisconsin sunshine Sparta, Wisconsin clear and cloudy days

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 the city 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 Sparta 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 the city 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 Sparta 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 the city 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 (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, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 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 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 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.

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 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)
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)

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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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 66.1. This is about average.

City:

66.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.32
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.1%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.7% for Black residents, 32.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 48.7% for other race residents, 25.0% 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

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, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Sparta compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.

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 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Wisconsin average:

10.5

Sparta travel time to work - commute Sparta mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

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

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
Monroe 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
Monroe 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.
State:

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

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

27.1%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$8,939$53,6340$0
Other Government Administration 3$14,943$59,77210$3,882
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$7,460
Police Protection - Officers 17$68,514$48,3630$0
Police - Other 2$5,776$34,6565$897
Firefighters 0$0 33$7,244
Streets and Highways 10$34,006$40,8070$0
Sewerage 6$23,146$46,2920$0
Parks and Recreation 7$24,791$42,4990$0
Water Supply 4$18,221$54,6630$0
Local Libraries 4$14,769$44,3074$4,024
Other and Unallocable 2$8,736$52,4162$578
Totals for Government 57$221,841$46,70357$24,085

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $896,000 ($92.90)
    General - Other: $585,000 ($60.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($4.15)
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000 ($0.83)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,370,000 ($142.04)
    Sewerage: $1,368,000 ($141.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,117,000 ($115.81)
    Water Utilities: $908,000 ($94.14)
    Regular Highways: $746,000 ($77.35)
    General - Other: $700,000 ($72.58)
    Libraries: $356,000 ($36.91)
    Local Fire Protection: $352,000 ($36.50)
    Central Staff Services: $308,000 ($31.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $294,000 ($30.48)
    Financial Administration: $172,000 ($17.83)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $138,000 ($14.31)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $80,000 ($8.29)
    General Public Buildings: $56,000 ($5.81)
    Air Transportation: $34,000 ($3.53)
    Health - Other: $24,000 ($2.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $706,000 ($73.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $104,000 ($10.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $71,000 ($7.36)
    Regular Highways: $71,000 ($7.36)
    Central Staff Services: $56,000 ($5.81)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,545,000 ($263.87)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,952,000 ($202.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $645,000 ($66.87)
    Air Transportation: $35,000 ($3.63)
    All Other: $13,000 ($1.35)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($0.83)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $42,000 ($4.35)
    Highways: $2,000 ($0.21)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $100,000 ($10.37)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $223,000 ($23.12)
    Interest Earnings: $207,000 ($21.46)
    Fines and Forfeits: $142,000 ($14.72)
    Special Assessments: $45,000 ($4.67)
    Sale of Property: $8,000 ($0.83)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,154,000 ($119.65)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,501,000 ($259.31)
    Highways: $446,000 ($46.24)
    All Other: $33,000 ($3.42)
  • Tax - Property: $3,044,000 ($315.60)
    NEC: $182,000 ($18.87)
    Other Selective Sales: $108,000 ($11.20)
    Other License: $67,000 ($6.95)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $28,000 ($2.90)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,842,000 ($2264.59)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,211,000 ($1991.81)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,047,000 ($523.28)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,416,000 ($250.49)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $800,000 ($82.94)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,284,000 ($755.21)

5.97% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,890 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($803 average AGI)
Monroe County:

0.09%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from La Crosse County, WI  0.98% ($32,121 average AGI)
from Juneau County, WI  0.46% ($32,976)
from Jackson County, WI  0.31% ($31,709)


6.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,584 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($665 average AGI)
Monroe County:

0.08%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to La Crosse County, WI  1.31% ($30,172 average AGI)
to Juneau County, WI  0.44% ($32,231)
to Dane County, WI  0.28% ($32,440)

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 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Sparta fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 112m367ftTotal length
  • $8,827,000Total costs
  • 88,709Total average daily traffic
  • 1,881Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sparta, WI
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
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