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People

Total Population 1,515
Male Share of the Population 45.3%
Female Share of the Population 54.7%
Senior Citizens 20.8%
Employed Population 16+ 456
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 28.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.1%
Median Earnings25+ $23,453
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,190
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,401

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,000
% Above Poverty Level 65.6%
% Below Poverty Level 34.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 50.4%
Median Gross Rent $442
Median House Value $62,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 79.9%
US/American 0%
English 4%
Irish 5.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sparta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles NE of Macon, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia
County Hancock
Standard Zip Codes 31087
Phone Area Codes 706
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.275
Longitude -82.976

Sparta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MILLEDGEVILLE
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 57 F
Apr Temp 46 to 77 F
Jul Temp 68 to 93 F
Oct Temp 48 to 77 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station WARRENTON
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 50.1 inches
Station SILOAM 3 N
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 75 F
Annual Precip 47 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sparta, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Mayfield (31087)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crawfordville 626 $34,750
Deepstep 156 $88,750
Milledgeville 18,971 $37,013
Mitchell 194 $39,583
Siloam 393 $38,500
White Plains 205 $37,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Sparta High Schools

HANCOCK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
HIGHWAY 15 RR 2 BOX 454-C
706-444-7009
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 852 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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