Sparta, Georgia Population 2024

1,276

Sparta is a city located in Hancock County Georgia. Sparta has a 2024 population of 1,276. It is also the county seat of Hancock County.Sparta is currently declining at a rate of -1.16% annually and its population has decreased by -5.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,348 in 2020.

The average household income in Sparta is $42,453 with a poverty rate of 50.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sparta is 26.9 years, 42.9 years for males, and 24.4 years for females.

Sparta Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 88.22%
  • White: 6.64%
  • Asian: 3.29%
  • Two or more races: 1.85%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
1.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
702.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.34% (-72)
The current population of Sparta, Georgia is 1,276 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,348.

Sparta, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,71588.22%
White1296.64%
Asian643.29%
Two or more races361.85%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Sparta Population by Race

Sparta Population Pyramid 2024

Sparta Median Age

26.9

Total

42.9

Male

24.4

Female

Sparta Adults

There are 1,230 adults, (323 of whom are seniors) in Sparta.

Sparta Age Dependency

114.3

Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

78.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Sparta Sex Ratio

Female1,18961.16%
Male75538.84%

Sparta Population by Age

Sparta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5343.5141.858.2
Female2095.1717.282.8
Non Family2071.3138.261.8
Married974.931000
Male212.0552.447.6
showing: 5 rows

4.9

Average Family Size

3.51

Average Household Size

41.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sparta 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

Sparta Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sparta Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 74.36%.

Sparta Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$26,229

Average Earnings

$45,583

Average Male

$20,132

Average Female

Sparta Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sparta Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sparta Language

96.46% of Sparta residents speak only English, while 3.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.54% of the population.

Sparta Language

Sparta Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,65693456.4%
White1101715.45%
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50.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.23%

Male Poverty Rate

63.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sparta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sparta is Black, with 56.4% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sparta is White, with 15.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 12.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 52.67%.

Sparta Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade69.29%
Some College44.27%
High School30.03%
Bachelors or Greater
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Sparta Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed61.54%
Female Employed36.94%
Male Employed12.69%
Male Unemployed12.12%
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Sparta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sparta Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sparta Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

20.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

20.2%

Male Marriage Rate

20.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Sparta Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Sparta 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 45-54.

Sparta Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sparta Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

57

Number of Veterans

57

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Sparta Veterans by War

count

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Sparta Veterans by Age

count

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Sparta Veterans by Race

Sparta Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

35.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sparta Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.1%

Labor Force Participation

47.9%

Employment Rate

11.6%

Unemployment Rate

Sparta Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sparta Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sparta 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

90.17%

Born in Sparta

97.99%

Native Born

2.01%

Foreign Born

0.57%

Non Citizen

1.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.99% of Sparta residents were born in the United States, with 90.17% having been born in Georgia. 0.57% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Sparta Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,201-15-1.23%
20281,216-15-1.22%
20271,231-15-1.2%
20261,246-15-1.19%
20251,261-15-1.18%
20241,276-15-1.16%
20231,291-15-1.15%
20221,306-15-1.14%
20211,321-27-2%
20201,34812610.31%
20191,222
20181,222-19-1.53%
20171,241-19-1.51%
20161,260-19-1.49%
20151,27920.16%
20141,277-52-3.91%
20131,329-10-0.75%
20121,339-15-1.11%
20111,354-29-2.1%
20101,383
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Sparta Population by Year