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Sparta, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Sparta had a population of 1,289 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Sparta is located within Sparta Division of Hancock County.

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, 2017.

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

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Sparta, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,289
Daytime Population: Workers 766
Daytime Population: Residents 892
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,658
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 1,088
Population in Familes 857
Population in Group Qrtrs 201
Population Density2 710
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $19,955
Average Household Income $33,430
Per Capita Income $13,730


Total Housing Units 704 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 318 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 210 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 176 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $73,234
Average Home Value $91,483


Total Households 528
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 311
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.13% -1.05%
Households -1.1% -1.2%
Families -0.77% -1.32%
Median Household Income   -0.21%
Per Capita Income   1.08%

Sparta, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sparta to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 331 47th
Population Density # 238 62nd
Diversity Index # 521 17th
Median Household Income # 624 0th
Per Capita Income # 604 4th

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