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People

Total Population 4,338
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,041
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 42.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.4%
Median Earnings25+ $29,009
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,330

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,766
% Above Poverty Level 78.8%
% Below Poverty Level 21.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 0.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.8%
Median Gross Rent $571
Median House Value $76,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.6%
US/American 0%
English 10.3%
Irish 10.7%

Sparta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 47 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Randolph
Standard Zip Codes 62286
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.123
Longitude -89.701

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 SPARTA 1 W
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.7 inches
Station KASKASKIA RIV NAV LOCK
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches
Station WATERLOO
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Eden (62286)

Houston (62286)

Schulines (62286)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baldwin 396 $55,313
Coulterville 993 $56,250

Sparta Public Libraries

Library
Sparta P.l.
211 WEST BROADWAY
Sparta, Illinois
(618) 443-5014
Library Web Site

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Sparta Hospitals

SPARTA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
818 E BROADWAY
(618) 443-2177
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sparta High Schools

SPARTA HIGH SCHOOL
205 W HOOD ST
618-443-4341
Serves 497 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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