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Demographics

People

Total Population1,726
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens28.2%
Employed Population 16+590
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married43.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.8%
Median Earnings25+$19,116
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,649
Median Earnings With High School Degree$14,185

Wealth

Median Family Income$32,019
% Above Poverty Level60.3%
% Below Poverty Level39.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone41.5%
Median Gross Rent$556
Median House Value$110,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.1%
English12.9%
Irish6.2%
German5.9%
Italian2.2%
Scottish2.2%
Hungarian0.9%
French Except Basque0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Polish0.2%
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Sparta Almanac

CategoryValue
County Alleghany County
Standard Zip Codes28675
Phone Area Codes336
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.5
Approximate Longitude-81.13

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)

StationTRANSOU
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 41 F
Apr Temp35 to 61 F
Jul Temp56 to 80 F
Oct Temp36 to 63 F
Annual Precip56.7 inches
StationGALAX RADIO WBRF
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp36 to 62 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches
StationBOONE 1 SE
Distance35.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp59 to 76 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dobson1,498$34,773
Elkin4,246$50,532
Jefferson1,425$33,500
Lansing209$30,500
Ronda581$33,750
West Jefferson1,473$48,750

Sparta Hospitals

Alleghany Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
233 Doctors Street
(336) 372-5511

Sparta Public Schools

Alleghany High
404 Trojan Avenue
ZIP: 28675
(336) 372-4554
High
Total Enrollment 454
Sparta Elementary
450 N Main Street
ZIP: 28675
(336) 372-8546
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
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