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People

Total Population 4,371
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 18%
Employed Population 16+ 1,893
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 35.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,894
% Above Poverty Level 76.2%
% Below Poverty Level 23.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.7%
Median Gross Rent $577
Median House Value $76,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.5%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 10.5%

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

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 409 $54,063
Coulterville 969 $53,750

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

Sparta Public Libraries

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