Sparks, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 2,016 (83% urban, 17% rural).
Population change since 2000: +14.9%
 
Males: 869  (43.1%)
Females: 1,147  (56.9%)
Median resident age:

34.2 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 31647.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $25,866 (it was $26,806 in 2000)
Sparks:

$25,866
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $12,885 (it was $10,779 in 2000)

Sparks town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $63,602 (it was $36,500 in 2000)
Sparks:

$63,602
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $64,000; detached houses: $85,266; mobile homes: $34,826

Median gross rent in 2017: $809.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sparks: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 34.3%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.3% for Black residents, 73.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 87.0% for American Indian residents, 87.1% for other race residents, 50.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sparks, GA (2017)
    • 1,27356.6%Black alone
    • 77234.3%White alone
    • 1155.1%Hispanic
    • 341.5%Asian alone
    • 251.1%Two or more races
    • 231.0%American Indian alone
    • 60.3%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Sparks, Georgia as of November 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sparks is 124 to 1.


Crime rates in Sparks by year

Type

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(49.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(200.1)
1
(50.2)
1
(49.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(48.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(100.7)
1
(50.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(100.1)
1
(50.2)
2
(99.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(240.5)
3
(145.5)
8
(402.6)
3
(150.4)
4
(198.1)
6
(300.2)
6
(300.9)
7
(347.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
26
(1,251)
23
(1,115)
31
(1,560)
18
(902.3)
23
(1,139)
24
(1,201)
27
(1,354)
23
(1,143)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
50
(2,405)
46
(2,231)
62
(3,120)
44
(2,206)
40
(1,981)
57
(2,851)
53
(2,658)
62
(3,082)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(48.5)
3
(151.0)
2
(100.3)
1
(49.5)
2
(100.1)
3
(150.5)
2
(99.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(50.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)246.3200.3356.8204.5301.6456.2328.5350.4

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City-data.com crime index in Sparks, GA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (26.6%), African (5.6%), Irish (4.3%), European (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 3.65 square miles.

Population density: 552 people per square mile   (low).

Sparks, Georgia map

77 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America).

This town:

3.4%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,037 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $345 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, GA (51.5 miles , pop. 76,939).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (121.0 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (718.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Adel, GA (1.5 miles ),
Lenox, GA (2.7 miles ),
Ellenton, GA (3.0 miles ),
Cecil, GA (3.0 miles ),
Nashville, GA (3.4 miles ),
Barney, GA (3.6 miles ),
Berlin, GA (3.6 miles ),
Hahira, GA (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 31.17 N, Longitude: 83.44 W

Area code: 229

Distribution of median household income in Sparks, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sparks, GA in 2017
Sparks satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $37,700
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $47,900
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $82,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $59,800
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $42,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $42,400
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $124,400
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $91,100
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $136,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Sparks, GA residents
Average permit cost in Sparks, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Georgia:

3.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +527 (+42.9%).
Most common industries in Sparks, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Wood products (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.5%)
  • Wood products (5.0%)
  • Truck transportation (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Social assistance (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Sparks, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.1%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (6.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Child care workers (4.4%)

Average climate in Sparks, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sparks, Georgia average temperatures Sparks, Georgia average precipitation Sparks, Georgia humidity Sparks, Georgia wind speed Sparks, Georgia snowfall Sparks, Georgia sunshine Sparks, Georgia clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.0. This is about average.

City:

66.0
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.53. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.53
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00215. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00215
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Sparks-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/11/1952, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.9 miles away from the Sparks town center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/11/1968, a category F3 tornado 31.6 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sparks-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 195.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 391.4 miles away from Sparks center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 226.9 miles away from Sparks center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 262.8 miles away from Sparks center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 227.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 271.4 miles away from Sparks 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 Cook County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sparks topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sparks:

  • COOK SENIOR LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; ADEL, GA)
  • DCA OF ADEL (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; ADEL, GA)
  • BERRIEN NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; NASHVILLE, GA)
  • SMITH HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 13 miles away; HAHIRA, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sparks:

  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 21 miles; Valdosta, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,246)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 23 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Valdosta State University (about 24 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)
  • South Georgia State College (about 42 miles; Douglas, GA; FT enrollment: 2,507)
  • Albany State University (about 50 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,662)
  • Albany Technical College (about 51 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Darton State College (about 54 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 5,000)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sparks:

Private elementary/middle school in Sparks:

  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 34, Location: 101 ROUNTREE BRIDGE RD, Grades: PK-8)
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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Sparks Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Sparks: Sparks Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Halls Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.9 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

69.9%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.9%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
25 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Sparks in 2000:

  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in nursing homes
  • 3 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

For population 15 years and over in Sparks:

Marital status in Sparks, GA
  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

For population 25 years and over in Sparks:

  • High school or higher: 72.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Georgia average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sparks, GA (based on Cook County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,79725
Mainline Protestant9747
Black Protestant8255
Catholic2791
Other31
None8,334-
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: 6
Here:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Here:

10.96 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

7.31 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cook County:

11.5%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Cook County:

29.8%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cook County:

9.2%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.7%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Sparks:

42.5%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.6
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sparks:

22.6%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sparks:

12.1%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Sparks:

6.8
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
This city:

33.9%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

52.6%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.5%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sparks, GA Residents
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
Sewerage 2$4,252$25,5120$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$4,872$29,2321$1,116
Solid Waste Management 2$4,296$25,7760$0
Water Supply 1$2,835$34,0200$0
Streets and Highways 1$1,550$18,6000$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,750$33,0000$0
Financial Administration 1$1,949$23,3880$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,557
Totals for Government 10$22,504$27,0053$2,673

Sparks government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $106,000 ($52.58)
    Sewerage: $71,000 ($35.22)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $292,000 ($144.84)
    Water Utilities: $265,000 ($131.45)
    Central Staff Services: $210,000 ($104.17)
    Regular Highways: $199,000 ($98.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $190,000 ($94.25)
    Sewerage: $177,000 ($87.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000 ($5.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $96,000 ($47.62)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($3.47)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $261,000 ($129.46)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $51,000 ($25.30)

Sparks government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $183,000 ($90.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $118,000 ($58.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $108,000 ($53.57)
    Other: $84,000 ($41.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $309,000 ($153.27)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($4.96)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($0.50)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $275,000 ($136.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $34,000 ($16.87)
  • Tax - Property: $154,000 ($76.39)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $96,000 ($47.62)
    Public Utilities Sales: $90,000 ($44.64)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $19,000 ($9.42)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $8,000 ($3.97)

Sparks government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,714,000 ($850.20)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,652,000 ($819.44)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $146,000 ($72.42)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $84,000 ($41.67)

Sparks government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,274,000 ($631.94)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $69,000 ($34.23)

7.19% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($28,065 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
Georgia average:

9.04%

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 Lowndes County, GA  1.86% ($26,200 average AGI)
to Berrien County, GA  0.88% ($37,000)
to Tift County, GA  0.66% ($24,147)

Businesses in Sparks, GA

  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Sparks:

  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WMTM (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WJEM (1150 AM; 5 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WJEM, INC.)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WTHV (810 AM; daytime; 3 kW; HAHIRA, GA; Owner: ETERNAL LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WGOV (950 AM; 4 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: W G O V, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDMG (860 AM; 5 kW; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sparks:

  • WDMG-FM (99.5 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WJYF (95.3 FM; NASHVILLE, GA; Owner: TIFTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WDDQ (92.1 FM; ADEL, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WOBB (100.3 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVGA (105.9 FM; LAKELAND, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WMTM-FM (93.9 FM; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTIF-FM (107.5 FM; OMEGA, GA; Owner: OMEGA BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WAFT (101.1 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WYZK (96.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: C. D. J., INC.)
  • WKVH (91.9 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WFSU-FM (88.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLPF (98.5 FM; OCILLA, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WAAC (92.9 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WGOV, INC.)
  • WKAA (97.7 FM; OCILLA, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WKZZ (92.5 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sparks:

  • WVAG (Channel 44; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: HUTCHENS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCTV (Channel 6; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: WCTV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTWC-TV (Channel 40; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: WTWC LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WALB (Channel 10; ALBANY, GA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WABW-TV (Channel 14; PELHAM, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFXL (Channel 31; ALBANY, GA; Owner: WAITT LICENSE COMPANY OF GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WTLH (Channel 49; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • W33BX (Channel 33; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W25CP (Channel 25; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBFL-CA (Channel 13; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • W12DA (Channel 12; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TIFT AREA TV, INC.)
  • WBVJ-LP (Channel 35; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • W38CM (Channel 22; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • Sparks, Georgia
  • Fatal accident count12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents17
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:3
  • Fatalities13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents22
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Georgia average
  • Fatal accident count15096
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents23285
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons4375
  • Fatalities16659
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents37546
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1785
See more detailed statistics of Sparks fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 148ft / 45.3mTotal length
  • $11,567,000Total costs
  • 206,140Total average daily traffic
  • 9,475Total average daily truck traffic
  • 128,310Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sparks, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 91960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sparks, GA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sparks)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Rte 1 (Lat: 31.216306 Lon: -83.459056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 98 m, Call Sign: WPPK781, Licensee ID: L00005009,
    Assigned Frequencies: 851.212 MHz, 851.237 MHz, 851.312 MHz, 851.337 MHz, 851.362 MHz, 851.387 MHz, 851.412 MHz, 851.437 MHz, 851.462 MHz, 851.512 MHz... (+198 more), Grant Date: 11/04/1999, Expiration Date: 11/04/2009, Cancellation Date: 10/25/2008, Certifier: James Wheaton, Registrant: Nextel License Holdings 1, Inc., 2001 Edmund Halley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4142
  • Sparks Aei Near Rr Mp 126.10 G (Lat: 31.159000 Lon: -83.432694), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WNWP946,
    Assigned Frequencies: 910.000 MHz, 911.500 MHz, 918.500 MHz, Grant Date: 04/21/2011, Expiration Date: 06/18/2021, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne/ Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Sparks SAD, Sparks Sad Rr Mp 126.1g, Rr Row And South Avenue (Lat: 31.159056 Lon: -83.432667), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WNQU470,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.695 MHz, 161.115 MHz, 161.475 MHz, 161.565 MHz, 160.950 MHz, Grant Date: 08/23/2014, Expiration Date: 11/20/2024, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St, Ne Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • Well #2 College Street Approx 91m South Of Bryan Street (Lat: 31.163611 Lon: -83.433889), Type: Tank, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 40 m, Call Sign: WPUB300,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.062 MHz, Grant Date: 01/28/2002, Expiration Date: 01/28/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/31/2012, Certifier: Floyd Kelly, Registrant: Us Filter Control Systems, Inc., 6819 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55439, Phone: (952) 996-9442, Fax: (952) 941-9502, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • LACONTE, 1.3 Mi E Of I75 On Bonneville Rd (Lat: 31.212972 Lon: -83.437667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WMJ347,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 01/19/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 02/10/2014, Certifier: Glenn S Rabin, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • ADEL, 253 Barneyville (Lat: 31.213028 Lon: -83.435972), Type: Mast, Structure height: 100 m, Overall height: 102.4 m, Call Sign: WMQ999,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/23/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2014, Certifier: Douglas I Brandon, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • SPARGA, Along Gs&f Tracks (Lat: 31.172778 Lon: -83.437222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 72.2 m, Overall height: 73.2 m, Call Sign: KNV86,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, Grant Date: 10/25/2011, Expiration Date: 12/05/2021, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St. Ne - Box 110, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6244, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: W4DTN, Licensee ID: L00885228, Grant Date: 07/22/2014, Expiration Date: 09/16/2024, Certifier: Fred H Fletcher, Registrant: Fred H Fletcher, 535 White Road, Sparks, GA 31647
  • Call Sign: KI4MPX, Licensee ID: L01086247, Grant Date: 11/04/2015, Expiration Date: 11/21/2025, Certifier: John E Faircloth Jr, Registrant: John E Faircloth Jr, 952 Lovett Cir, Sparks, GA 31647
  • Call Sign: KJ4KKF, Licensee ID: L00953842, Grant Date: 03/16/2009, Expiration Date: 03/16/2019, Certifier: Jay S Huff, Registrant: Jay S Huff, 5001 Barneyville Road, Sparks, GA 31647

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 31. The highest number of fires - 79 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Sparks, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (51.6%), and Structure Fires (32.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sparks, GA
    • 20751.6%Outside Fires
    • 13132.7%Structure Fires
    • 5513.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 82.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sparks, GA
Most common first names in Sparks, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2567.4 years
James2565.4 years
John2372.4 years
Mary1980.6 years
Willie1472.5 years
Robert1265.0 years
Charlie971.1 years
George865.3 years
Charles770.8 years
Ruby773.2 years
Most common last names in Sparks, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Griffin1671.5 years
Webb1677.4 years
Mccranie1575.4 years
Moore1575.3 years
Taylor1473.9 years
Johnson1068.6 years
Roberts981.5 years
Walker983.5 years
Smith881.4 years
Clements870.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sparks, GA
  • 83.5%Electricity
  • 8.1%Utility gas
  • 7.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sparks, GA
  • 93.1%Electricity
  • 2.0%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%No fuel used


Sparks compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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