Sparks, Georgia Population 2024

1,952

Sparks is a city located in Cook County Georgia. Sparks has a 2024 population of 1,952. Sparks is currently declining at a rate of -1.51% annually and its population has decreased by -4.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,041 in 2020.

The average household income in Sparks is $56,089 with a poverty rate of 28.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sparks is 28.8 years, 28.4 years for males, and 32.1 years for females.

Sparks Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sparks was:

  • Black or African American: 52.54%
  • White: 32.57%
  • Two or more races: 14.88%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
4.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
492.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.36% (-89)
The current population of Sparks, Georgia is 1,952 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,041.

Sparks, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,29252.54%
White80132.57%
Two or more races36614.88%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Sparks Population by Race

Sparks Population Pyramid 2024

Sparks Median Age

28.8

Total

28.4

Male

32.1

Female

Sparks Adults

There are 1,530 adults, (163 of whom are seniors) in Sparks.

Sparks Age Dependency

79.9

Age Dependency Ratio

11.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

68

Child Dependency Ratio

Sparks Sex Ratio

Female1,36755.59%
Male1,09244.41%

Sparks Population by Age

Sparks Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6133.9743.956.1
Married2654.0858.941.1
Non Family1311.436.663.4
Female1305.623.876.2
Male875.0839.160.9
showing: 5 rows

4.38

Average Family Size

3.97

Average Household Size

43.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sparks Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sparks Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sparks Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 78.35%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.58%.

Sparks Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$29,761

Average Earnings

$45,652

Average Male

$23,319

Average Female

Sparks Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sparks Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sparks Language

86.94% of Sparks residents speak only English, while 13.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.66% of the population.

Sparks Language

Sparks Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,25248338.58%
White6079415.49%
Hispanic5348916.67%
Multiple366195.19%
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28.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.03%

Male Poverty Rate

34.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sparks

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sparks is Black, with 38.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sparks is Multiple, with 5.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.17%.

Sparks Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.05%
Some College23.45%
High School20.68%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Sparks Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Unemployed72%
Female Employed15.45%
Male Employed3.94%
showing: 4 rows

Sparks Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sparks Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sparks Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.8%

Male Marriage Rate

35.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Sparks Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Sparks Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Sparks Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sparks Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

80

Number of Veterans

80

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Sparks Veterans by War

count

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Sparks Veterans by Age

count

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Sparks Veterans by Race

Sparks Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

26.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

8.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sparks Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.6%

Labor Force Participation

45.8%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Sparks Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sparks Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sparks Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

82.19%

Born in Sparks

94.75%

Native Born

5.25%

Foreign Born

4.19%

Non Citizen

1.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.75% of Sparks residents were born in the United States, with 82.19% having been born in Georgia. 4.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sparks Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,802-30-1.64%
20281,832-30-1.61%
20271,862-30-1.59%
20261,892-30-1.56%
20251,922-30-1.54%
20241,952-30-1.51%
20231,982-30-1.49%
20222,012-30-1.47%
20212,04210.05%
20202,041281.39%
20192,01360.3%
20182,007-12-0.59%
20172,01940.2%
20162,01530.15%
20152,012-30-1.47%
20142,042261.29%
20132,016130.65%
20122,003-16-0.79%
20112,019-24-1.17%
20102,043
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Sparks Population by Year