Sparks, Nevada Population 2020

106,033
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Sparks is a city located in Nevada. With a 2020 population of 106,033, it is the 5th largest city in Nevada (after Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, and North Las Vegas) and the 292nd largest city in the United States. Sparks is currently growing at a rate of 0.98% annually and its population has increased by 17.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 90,264 in 2010. Spanning over 36 miles, Sparks has a population density of 2,960 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sparks is $80,188 with a poverty rate of 9.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,138 per month, and the median house value is $301,500. The median age in Sparks is 38.3 years, 37.2 years for males, and 39.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.9 males.

Sparks Demographics

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

  • White: 74.89%
  • Other race: 10.21%
  • Asian: 5.65%
  • Two or more races: 5.09%
  • Black or African American: 2.30%
  • Native American: 1.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.63%
The current population of Sparks, Nevada is 106,033, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 103,979.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 90,264.

Sparks, Nevada Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White75,32874.89%
Some Other Race10,26610.21%
Asian5,6865.65%
Two or More Races5,1215.09%
Black or African American2,3122.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2401.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6360.63%
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Sparks Population by Race

Sparks Population Pyramid 2020

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Sparks Median Age

38.3


Total

37.2


Male

39.5


Female

Sparks Adults

There are 76,953 adults, (15,699 of whom are seniors) in Sparks.

Sparks Age Dependency

64.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Sparks Sex Ratio

Female

50,062

49.77%

Male

50,527

50.23%

Sparks Population by Age

Sparks Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sparks Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.9%28.1%
All58.7%41.3%
Non Family47.2%52.8%
Male46.3%53.7%
Female42.2%57.8%

58.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sparks Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All38,8502.5858.7
Married19,1863.2271.9
Non Family12,6971.2747.2
Female4,8843.0842.2
Male2,0833.4746.3

3.1

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

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Sparks Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,1456.02%
9th to 12th Grade5,1947.54%
High School Graduate19,04827.65%
Some College18,32326.60%
Associates Degree6,1398.91%
Bachelors Degree10,70915.55%
Graduate Degree5,3247.73%
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Sparks Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sparks Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White44,19841,71912,028
Hispanic16,65610,4731,431
Other Race5,7693,382234
Asian4,3063,9451,616
Multiple Races2,2122,083574
Black1,5721,406347
Native American758601127
Islander42439793

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.39%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.53%.

Sparks Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,173$45,852$34,244
Less Than High School$26,380$31,034$22,594
High School Grad$34,097$38,422$27,027
Some College$42,710$52,392$35,025
Bachelors Degree$53,267$63,024$45,268
Graduate Degree$61,093$72,792$54,432

$40,173

Average Earnings

$45,852

Average Male

$34,244

Average Female

Sparks Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sparks Language by Age

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Sparks Language

73.26% of Sparks residents speak only English, while 26.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.12% of the population.

Sparks Language

Sparks Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White57,5984,3957.63%
Hispanic30,2033,85512.76%
Other10,2381,56415.28%
Multiple5,12162312.17%
Asian5,6725429.56%
Black2,31224210.47%
Native1,2401229.84%
Islander636121.89%

9.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.41%

Male Poverty Rate

10.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sparks

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sparks is Other, with 15.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sparks is Islander, with 1.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.66%.

Sparks Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.84%
High School8.28%
Some College6.04%
Bachelors or Greater3.68%

Sparks Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed18.65%
Male Unemployed13.72%
Female Employed6.94%
Male Employed3.20%

Sparks Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sparks Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,645$80,188
Families$76,742$91,000
Married Families$86,762$101,594
Non Families$39,387$51,226
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Income by Household Type

Sparks Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Sparks Married by Age and Sex

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Sparks Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sparks Marital Status by Race

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Sparks Marital Status

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7,375

Number of Veterans

6,803

Male Veterans

572

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,044
First Gulf War1,287
Second Gulf War1,224
Korea587
World War II266

Sparks Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,330
75+1,692
35 to 541,343
55 to 641,341
18 to 34669

Sparks Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,47710.98%
Hispanic6723.31%
Black26514.25%
Asian1783.87%
2 or More1716.05%
Indian12414.01%
Other1231.68%
Hawaiian378.43%

Sparks Veterans by Race

Sparks Veterans by Education

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6.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sparks Veterans by Education

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66.8%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Sparks Employment by Age

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Sparks Employment by Race

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Sparks Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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36.28%

Born in Nevada

85.19%

Native Born

14.81%

Foreign Born

6.82%

Non Citizen

8.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.19% of Sparks residents were born in the United States, with 36.28% having been born in Nevada. 6.82% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020106,0331,0270.98%
2019105,0061,0270.99%
2018103,9793,9313.93%
2017100,0481,9802.02%
201698,0682,3092.41%
201595,7591,1981.27%
201494,5611,2441.33%
201393,3179110.99%
201292,4067900.86%
201191,6163790.42%
201091,23724,8913.24%
200066,34612,9792.20%
199053,36712,5872.73%
198040,78016,5935.36%
197024,1877,5693.82%
196016,6188,4157.32%
19508,2032,8854.43%
19405,3188101.67%
19304,5081,2703.36%
19203,2387382.62%
19102,5000.00%

Sparks Population by Year