West Sparta, New York

Submit your own pictures of this town and show them to the world

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2010: 1,255.
Population change since 2000: +0.9%
 
Males: 633  (50.4%)
Females: 622  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

43.8 years
New York median age:

40.7 years

Zip codes: 14437.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,233 (it was $40,789 in 2000)
West Sparta:

$54,233
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,388 (it was $16,304 in 2000)

West Sparta town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $90,148 (it was $57,500 in 2000)
West Sparta:

$90,148
NY:

$314,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $151,881; detached houses: $157,536; townhouses or other attached units: $196,352; in 2-unit structures: $196,998; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $133,274; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $401,851; mobile homes: $43,935
March 2019 cost of living index in West Sparta: 96.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in West Sparta, NY (2010)
    • 1,18094.0%White alone
    • 312.5%Two or more races
    • 231.8%Hispanic
    • 100.8%Black alone
    • 70.6%Asian alone
    • 40.3%American Indian alone

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

Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.
West Sparta, NY forum
Recent posts about West Sparta, New York on our local forum with over 2,200,000 registered users:
Schoharie County Wind Farm Notification  (45 replies)

Latest news from West Sparta, NY collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (29.6%), Irish (19.3%), United States (12.8%), English (12.3%), Italian (7.5%), French (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1613 feet

Land area: 33.4 square miles.

Population density: 38 people per square mile   (very low).

West Sparta, New York map

9 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.7%
New York:

20.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
West Sparta town:

2.5% ($1,457)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rochester, NY (39.2 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (226.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Byersville, NY (1.4 miles),
Kysorville, NY (1.6 miles),
Woodsville, NY (1.9 miles),
Groveland Station, NY (1.9 miles ),
Sparta, NY (1.9 miles ),
Cumminsville, NY (2.0 miles),
Scottsburg, NY (2.2 miles),
Dansville, NY (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 42.61 N, Longitude: 77.78 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 585

Distribution of median household income in West Sparta, NY in 2017
West Sparta satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $42,900
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $42,900
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $42,900
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $42,900
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $69,400
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $46,700
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $46,700
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $46,700
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $46,700
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $175,000
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $180,000
Number of permits per 10,000 West Sparta, NY residents
Average permit cost in West Sparta, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.8%
New York:

4.1%
Most common industries in West Sparta, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (11.9%)
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.7%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.4%)
  • Health care (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.5%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Social assistance (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
Most common occupations in West Sparta, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
  • Cashiers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Construction laborers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11.7%)
  • Cashiers (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)

Average climate in West Sparta, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

West Sparta, New York average temperatures West Sparta, New York average precipitation West Sparta, New York humidity West Sparta, New York wind speed West Sparta, New York snowfall West Sparta, New York sunshine West Sparta, New York clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

West Sparta-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/20/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.5 miles away from the West Sparta town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/24/1967, a category F3 tornado 40.3 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Sparta-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 155.2 miles away from West Sparta center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 196.3 miles away from West Sparta center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 187.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 241.3 miles away from West Sparta center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 181.8 miles away from West Sparta center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 161.5 miles away from West Sparta center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Livingston County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Sparta topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near West Sparta:

  • NICHOLAS H NOYES MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; DANSVILLE, NY)
  • FINGER LAKES DDSO (Hospital, about 9 miles away; NUNDA, NY)
  • LIVINGSTON COUNTY CENTER FOR NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MOUNT MORRIS, NY)
  • LIVINGSTON CO DOH HHA (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; MOUNT MORRIS, NY)
  • FINGER LAKES DDSO (Hospital, about 14 miles away; PERRY, NY)
  • CONESUS LAKE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LIVONIA, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Sparta:

  • SUNY College at Geneseo (about 14 miles; Geneseo, NY; Full-time enrollment: 5,520)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Alfred (about 25 miles; Alfred, NY; FT enrollment: 3,483)
  • Alfred University (about 25 miles; Alfred, NY; FT enrollment: 2,411)
  • Finger Lakes Community College (about 33 miles; Canandaigua, NY; FT enrollment: 4,732)
  • Genesee Community College (about 34 miles; Batavia, NY; FT enrollment: 4,290)
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (about 34 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 14,177)
  • Monroe Community College (about 35 miles; Rochester, NY; FT enrollment: 14,295)

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear town borders

Notable locations in West Sparta: White Bridge (A), West Sparta Station (B), Ross Corners (C), West Sparta Independent Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in West Sparta: West Sparta United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Byersville Cemetery (1), Kysorville Cemetery (2), Oaklawn Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Isaac Newton Van Nuys - Farmer.

Livingston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

J&L COUNTRY STORE (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
New York:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

69.7%
Whole state:

63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

11.4%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.9%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.2%
Whole state:

7.4%
11 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
10 people in other group homes in 2000

For population 15 years and over in West Sparta:

Marital status in West Sparta, NY
  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 56.5%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

For population 25 years and over in West Sparta:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West Sparta, NY (based on Livingston County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic14,9166
Mainline Protestant6,20440
Evangelical Protestant4,30831
Other4386
None39,527-
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: 13
This county:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
This county:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Livingston County:

9.50 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.5%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Livingston County:

13.9%
New York:

15.6%

5.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,199 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
New York average:

4.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Monroe County, NY  1.85% ($44,692 average AGI)
from Ontario County, NY  0.47% ($37,268)
from Steuben County, NY  0.47% ($37,766)


5.83% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,974 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
New York 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 Monroe County, NY  1.95% ($46,082 average AGI)
to Ontario County, NY  0.47% ($83,527)
to Steuben County, NY  0.47% ($36,268)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Sparta:

  • WHAM (1180 AM; 50 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDNY (1400 AM; 1 kW; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MILLER MEDIA INC)
  • WWKB (1520 AM; 50 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYSL (1040 AM; 3 kW; AVON, NY; Owner: RADIO LIVINGSTON, LTD)
  • WABH (1380 AM; 10 kW; BATH, NY)
  • WHHO (1320 AM; 5 kW; HORNELL, NY; Owner: BILBAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCJW (1140 AM; daytime; 3 kW; WARSAW, NY; Owner: LLOYD LANE, INCORPORATED)
  • WHTK (1280 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY)
  • WLEA (1480 AM; 3 kW; HORNELL, NY; Owner: PMJ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXXI (1370 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: WXXI PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL)
  • WGR (550 AM; 5 kW; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHIC (1460 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: HOLY FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WLGZ (990 AM; 5 kW; ROCHESTER, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Sparta:

  • WDNY-FM (93.9 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MILLER MEDIA INC.)
  • W201CY (88.1 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: MARS HILL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W246AP (97.1 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF THE FINGER LAKES)
  • W282AC (104.3 FM; DANSVILLE, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCIY (88.9 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WFXF (107.3 FM; SOUTH BRISTOL TOWNSH, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNVE (95.1 FM; HONEOYE FALLS, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNSA (107.7 FM; WETHERSFIELD TWNSHP, NY; Owner: ADELPHIA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, DEBTOR-IN-POSSESSION)
  • WCKR (92.1 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: PMJ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WISY (102.3 FM; CANANDAIGUA, NY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WZKZ (101.9 FM; ALFRED, NY; Owner: PEMBROOK PINES ELMIRA, LTD.)
  • WTSS (102.5 FM; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: ENTERCOM BUFFALO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKPQ (105.3 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: BILBAT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCIK (103.1 FM; BATH, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WCOU (88.3 FM; WARSAW, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WSQA (88.7 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL)
  • W257AX (99.3 FM; HORNELL, NY; Owner: FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WETD (90.7 FM; ALFRED, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)

TV broadcast stations around West Sparta:

  • WPXJ-TV (Channel 51; BATAVIA, NY; Owner: PAXSON BUFFALO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WKBW-TV (Channel 7; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WKBW-TV LICENSE, INC.)
  • WGRZ-TV (Channel 2; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: MULTIMEDIA ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • WNYO-TV (Channel 49; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: NEW YORK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WIVB-TV (Channel 4; BUFFALO, NY; Owner: WIVB BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 233ft / 70.6mTotal length
  • $48,918,000Total costs
  • 100,436Total average daily traffic
  • 23,641Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in West Sparta, NY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 21950-1959
  • 111970-1979
  • 12000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for West Sparta, NY

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 9223 Moore Rd (59675) (Lat: 42.580639 Lon: -77.830306), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 46.6 m, Call Sign: KNKA317
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 09/01/2015, Expiration Date: 10/01/2025, Certifier: David C JatlowRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • KELLYE E ABERNATHY, 4572 Rock Spring Hill Road (Lat: 42.626889 Lon: -77.785056), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, Kellye.E.Abernathy@cingular.Com, , Plano, Phone: (469) 229-7422
  • Douglas I Brandon, 4572 Rock Spring Hill Road (Lat: 42.626889 Lon: -77.785056), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: At&t Wireless Services, Inc., David.Jatlow@attws.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 223-9222
  • David C Jatlow, 4572 Rock Spring Hill Road (Lat: 42.626889 Lon: -77.785056), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: New Cingular Wireless Pcs, LLC, Kellye.E.Abernathy@cingular.Com, , Plano, Phone: (469) 229-7422
  • KELLYE E ABERNATHY, 4572 Rock Spring Hill Road (Lat: 42.626889 Lon: -77.785056), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, Kellye.E.Abernathy@cingular.Com, , Dalla-s, Phone: (972) 733-2000
  • KELLYE E ABERNATHY, 4572 Rock Spring Hill Road (Lat: 42.626889 Lon: -77.785056), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, Kellye.E.Abernathy@cingular.Com, , Plano, Phone: (469) 229-7422

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WEST SPARTA, 9223 Moore Rd (Lat: 42.580639 Lon: -77.830306), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 46.6 m, Call Sign: WMV952,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10553.1 MHz, Grant Date: 03/30/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 11/17/2014, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Sparta, NY
  • 31.8%Utility gas
  • 29.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.1%Wood
  • 3.9%Electricity
  • 1.0%Coal or coke
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Sparta, NY
  • 50.9%Utility gas
  • 29.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.6%Wood
  • 3.6%Other fuel


West Sparta compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
Cost of Living Calculator