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Sparks, Georgia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Sparks had a population of 2,389 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sparks is located at latitude 31.169 and longitude -83.4412 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sparks (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 243 feet.

The Town of Sparks (GNIS ID: 2407377) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Sparks is located within Adel-Sparks Division of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sparks population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sparks: Afton.

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Sparks, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,389
Population in Households 2,370
Population in Familes 1,964
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 611
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 803
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 558
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 924 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 477 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 327 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $95,935
Average Home Value $119,770


Median Household Income $35,064
Average Household Income $51,261
Per Capita Income $18,479
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.46% 1.91%
Households 2.27% 1.83%
Families 2.17% 1.73%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sparks, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sparks to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 262 58th
Population Density1 # 293 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 228 64th
Median Household Income # 384 39th
Per Capita Income # 377 40th

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