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Sparta, Georgia - Basic Facts

Sparta is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Sparta.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hancock County at latitude 33.2757 and longitude -82.9763. Hancock County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 561 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Sparta (see map) encompass a land area of 1.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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

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Sparta, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,327
Population in Households 1,112
Population in Familes 878
Population in Group Qrtrs 215
Population Density1 730
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 546
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 322
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 702 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 335 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 212 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 156 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $73,134
Average Home Value $92,262


Median Household Income $20,202
Average Household Income $29,767
Per Capita Income $10,827
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.25% -1.13%
Households -1.09% -1.2%
Families -0.5% -1.41%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 327 48th
Population Density1 # 231 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 515 18th
Median Household Income # 617 1st
Per Capita Income # 610 2nd

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