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People

Total Population 1,802
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 27.4%
Employed Population 16+ 607
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 46.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.8%
Median Earnings25+ $19,233
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,727
Median Earnings With High School Degree $14,185

Wealth

Median Family Income $29,861
% Above Poverty Level 65.6%
% Below Poverty Level 34.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.7%
Median Gross Rent $560
Median House Value $118,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.5%
US/American 0%
English 13.8%
Irish 5.9%

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

Sparta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles NW of Winston-Salem, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Alleghany
Standard Zip Codes 28675
Phone Area Codes 336
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.505
Longitude -81.121

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 TRANSOU
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 56 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 63 F
Annual Precip 56.7 inches
Station GALAX RADIO WBRF
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Station BOONE 1 SE
Distance 35.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 76 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Edwards Crossroads (28675)

Stratford (28675)

Twin Oaks (28675)

Whitehead (28675)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dobson 1,569 $37,857
Elkin 4,217 $45,909
Jefferson 1,374 $33,235
Lansing 194 $27,250
Ronda 461 $38,542
West Jefferson 1,232 $38,807

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

Sparta Hospitals

ALLEGHANY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
617 DOCTORS STREET
(336) 372-5511
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sparta High Schools

ALLEGHANY HIGH
404 TROJAN AVENUE
336-372-4554
Serves 411 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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