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People

Total Population 5,074
Male Share of the Population 42.7%
Female Share of the Population 57.3%
Senior Citizens 21%
Employed Population 16+ 1,610
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 41.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,708
% Above Poverty Level 75.7%
% Below Poverty Level 24.3%

Commute & Sprawl

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

Housing

People Living Alone 38.4%
Median Gross Rent $612
Median House Value $100,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.4%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 12.3%

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

Sparta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 52 miles E of Murfreesboro, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles E of Nashville, Tennessee
County White
Standard Zip Codes 38583
Phone Area Codes 931
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.925
Longitude -85.464

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
Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 49 F
Apr Temp 44 to 73 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 73 F
Annual Precip 56.5 inches
Station COOKEVILLE
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 46 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 57.8 inches
Station MC MINNVILLE
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 53.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ravenscroft (38583)

Riverwatch (38583)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Algood 3,581 $51,340
Baxter 1,517 $30,380
Cookeville 31,831 $41,104
Doyle 474 $37,813
Pleasant Hill 492 $44,375
Spencer 1,726 $41,667

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

Sparta Public Libraries

Library
White County Public Library
144 SOUTH MAIN
Sparta, Tennessee
(931) 836-3613
Library Web Site

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Sparta Hospitals

WHITE COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
401 SEWELL DR
(931) 738-9211
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sparta High Schools

WHITE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
267 ALLEN DR
931-836-3214
Serves 1,126 students.

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