Sparks, Nevada Population 2020

108,334

Sparks is a city located in Washoe County, Nevada. With a 2020 population of 108,334, it is the 5th largest city in Nevada (after Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, and North Las Vegas) and the 287th largest city in the United States. Sparks is currently growing at a rate of 1.92% annually and its population has increased by 20.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 90,264 in 2010. Spanning over 36 miles, Sparks has a population density of 3,024 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sparks is $76,071 with a poverty rate of 9.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,057 per month, and the median house value is $275,100. The median age in Sparks is 37.8 years, 36.7 years for males, and 38.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.7 males.

Sparks Nv Demographics

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

  • White: 76.83%
  • Other race: 7.97%
  • Asian: 5.68%
  • Two or more races: 5.01%
  • Black or African American: 2.49%
  • Native American: 1.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.55%
The current population of Sparks, Nevada is 108,334, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 104,246. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 90,264.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White75,69676.83%
Some Other Race7,8487.97%
Asian5,6005.68%
Two or More Races4,9335.01%
Black or African American2,4582.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,4501.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5390.55%

Sparks Nv Population Pyramid 2020

Sparks Nv Median Age

37.8


Total

36.7


Male

38.9


Female

Sparks Nv Adults

There are 75,361 adults, (15,044 of whom are seniors) in Sparks Nv.

Sparks Nv Age Dependency

63.3

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sparks Nv Sex Ratio

Female

49,588

50.33%

Male

48,936

49.67%

Sparks Nv Households and Families

Sparks Nv Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sparks Nv Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.7%29.3%
All57.5%42.5%
Non Family46.3%53.7%
Male45.4%54.6%
Female39.5%60.5%

57.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All38,0562.5857.5
Married18,8253.2570.7
Non Family12,8341.2546.3
Female4,6373.1839.5
Male1,7603.6145.4

3.15

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sparks Nv Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,7985.63%
9th to 12th Grade4,9927.41%
High School Graduate18,49627.44%
Some College18,15726.94%
Associates Degree6,2549.28%
Bachelors Degree10,76115.96%
Graduate Degree4,9487.34%

Sparks Nv Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White43,63741,23911,738
Hispanic15,6159,9961,465
Other Race4,4442,703192
Asian4,1903,8111,659
Multiple Races2,2292,118406
Black1,7391,529363
Native American891766182
Islander40739385

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 96.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.59%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,521$43,802$32,776
Less Than High School$26,480$31,869$20,249
High School Grad$32,390$36,965$26,308
Some College$40,082$48,287$33,456
Bachelors Degree$52,737$59,354$46,842
Graduate Degree$59,846$68,233$53,092

$38,521

Average Earnings

$43,802

Average Male

$32,776

Average Female

Sparks Nv Language

Sparks Nv Language by Age

Sparks Nv Language

74.20% of Sparks Nv residents speak only English, while 25.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 21.02% of the population.

Sparks Nv Poverty

Sparks Nv Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White56,9414,5898.06%
Hispanic28,8673,89213.48%
Other7,8441,03313.17%
Asian5,58358210.42%
Multiple4,8933897.95%
Black2,4541777.21%
Native1,4471429.81%
Islander539356.49%

9.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.92%

Male Poverty Rate

10.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sparks Nv

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sparks Nv is Hispanic, with 13.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sparks Nv is Islander, with 6.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.08%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.81%
High School8.78%
Some College6.02%
Bachelors or Greater4.07%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed18.62%
Female Unemployed14.92%
Female Employed6.79%
Male Employed3.43%

Sparks Nv Income

Sparks Nv Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$60,785$76,071
Families$72,349$87,047
Married Families$83,277$97,235
Non Families$37,235$49,036

Sparks Nv Marital Status

Sparks Nv Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Sparks Nv Married by Age and Sex

Sparks Nv 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 35-44.

Sparks Nv Marital Status by Race

Sparks Nv Veterans

7,477

Number of Veterans

6,818

Male Veterans

659

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,048
Second Gulf War1,255
First Gulf War1,084
Korea606
World War II321
Name Veterans % of Total
White6,47711.02%
Hispanic7954.10%
Black31015.20%
Indian19417.86%
2 or More1906.59%
Asian1593.53%
Other1172.10%
Hawaiian307.14%

$Sparks Nv Veterans by Education

7.46%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sparks Nv Employment Status

66.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Sparks Nv Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

35.65%

Born in Nevada

85.02%

Native Born

14.98%

Foreign Born

7.04%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.02% of Sparks Nv residents were born in the United States, with 35.65% having been born in Nevada. 7.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020108,3342,0441.92%
2019106,2902,0441.96%
2018104,2464,0974.09%
2017100,1492,0442.08%
201698,1052,3402.44%
201595,7651,2181.29%
201494,5471,2511.34%
201393,2969241.00%
201292,3728060.88%
201191,5663770.41%
201091,18924,8433.23%
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%