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People

Total Population 4,199
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,930
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 44.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.5%
Median Earnings25+ $30,966
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,232
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,485

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,237
% Above Poverty Level 90.6%
% Below Poverty Level 9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.8%
Median Gross Rent $625
Median House Value $104,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.9%
US/American 0%
English 12.4%
Irish 17%

Sparta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles N of Grand Rapids, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 111 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Kent
Metro Area Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland
Standard Zip Codes 49345
Phone Area Codes 616
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.16
Longitude -85.71

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 GRAND RAPIDS INTL AP
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Station GREENVILLE 2 NNE
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station HESPERIA 4 WNW
Distance 35.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Casnovia 479 $48,214
Cedar Springs 3,544 $40,721
Ravenna 1,193 $59,545
Rockford 5,876 $79,779

Sparta Public Libraries

Library
Sparta Carnegie Township Library
80 N. UNION ST.
Sparta, Michigan
(616) 887-9937
Library Web Site

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Sparta High Schools

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SPARTA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
480 S. STATE STREET
616-887-8213
Serves 858 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

ENGLISHVILLE SCHOOL
8285 VINTON AVENUE
616-887-7316
A Non-traditional School
Serves 79 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

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