|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Sparta is 1,696. Sparta, North Carolina is the 8,241st largest city in the US.
The peak population of Sparta was in 1990, when its population was 2,017. In 1990, Sparta was the 6,897th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 8,241st largest city in the US. Sparta is currently 15.9% smaller than it was in 1990.
Sparta has shrunk 6.7% since the year 2000. Sparta, North Carolina's growth is about average. 55% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|8235||Maple Plain, Minnesota||1,699||-18.5%|
|8237||St. Johnsville, New York||1,699||1.5%|
|8239||South Charleston, Ohio||1,697||-8.2%|
|8241||Sparta, North Carolina||1,696||-6.7%|
|8244||Lowry Crossing, Texas||1,695||33.5%|
The total voting age population of Sparta, North Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 1,278. The voting age population is 46.5% male and 53.5% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 27.7% of the residents of Sparta are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Sparta are 93.7% White, 2.6% Other, 2.5% Black, 0.5% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.2% Two or more races and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 11.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Sparta, 26.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 47.8%. On a per-household basis, 20.5% of families are below the poverty line in Sparta.
Among those aged 16 and older, 49.3% of Sparta residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 74.9% of Sparta residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 11.3% have a bachelor's degree and 3.9% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Sparta residents aged 5 and older, 8.6% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 8.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.2% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Sparta is 1.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Sparta, 15.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Sparta is $28,553.
In Sparta, 57.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 42.5% of housing units in Sparta.
Of all the housing units in Sparta, 1.2% of them were build before 1940.
In Sparta, 6.0% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Sparta is $485.
In Sparta, 65.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.