Sparta, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Sparta, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Sparta had a population of 1,329 as of July 1, 2015. Sparta ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sparta is located at latitude 33.2779 and longitude -82.9698 in Hancock County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sparta (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Hancock County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 561 feet.

The City of Sparta (GNIS ID: 2405504) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sparta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sparta: Montour Village, Old Factory.

City of Sparta, GA Boundary Map

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Sparta, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,329
Population in Households 1,114
Population in Familes 876
Population in Group Qrtrs 215
Population Density1 732
Diversity Index2 32
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 545
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 319
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 701 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 329 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 216 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 156 (22.3%)
Median Home Value $69,423
Average Home Value $86,018
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $20,323
Average Household Income $30,875
Per Capita Income $11,105
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.99% -0.3%
Households -0.92% -0.26%
Families -0.59% -0.51%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
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.

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Sparta, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sparta to the other 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 326 48th
Population Density1 # 234 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 506 19th
Median Household Income # 621 1st
Per Capita Income # 612 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.