The Town of Sparta had a population of 1,796 as of July 1, 2016.
The primary coordinate point for Sparta is located at latitude 36.503 and longitude -81.1226 in Alleghany County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sparta (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Alleghany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,930 feet.
The Town of Sparta (GNIS ID: 2407378) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sparta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Sparta: Bowers Store, Gap.
|Population in Households||1,729|
|Population in Familes||1,352|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||67|
|Average Household Size||2.21|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||994 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||490 (49.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||291 (29.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||213 (21.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$132,377|
|Average Home Value||$151,224|
|Median Household Income||$29,523|
|Average Household Income||$43,197|
|Per Capita Income||$18,111|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.05%|
|Per Capita Income||1.55%|
The table below compares Sparta to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 339||54th|
|Population Density1||# 342||54th|
|Diversity Index2||# 403||45th|
|Median Household Income||# 630||15th|
|Per Capita Income||# 583||21st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.