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People

Total Population 4,235
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 1,969
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 40.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,321
% Above Poverty Level 88.1%
% Below Poverty Level 11.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.4%
Median Gross Rent $642
Median House Value $105,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.1%
US/American 0%
English 10.6%
Irish 13.3%

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

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 457 $43,393
Cedar Springs 3,570 $43,681
Ravenna 1,190 $57,321
Rockford 5,956 $80,333

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

Sparta Public Libraries

Library
Sparta Carnegie Township Library
80 N. UNION ST.
Sparta, Michigan
(616) 887-9937
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  • MBA@UNC
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Sparta High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

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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