Sparta, Georgia Population 2021

1,220
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Sparta is a city located in Hancock County Georgia. It is also the county seat of Hancock County. With a 2020 population of 1,220, it is the 286th largest city in Georgia and the 9508th largest city in the United States . Sparta is currently declining at a rate of -0.41% annually and its population has decreased by -12.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,400 in 2010. Sparta reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Sparta has a population density of 672 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sparta is $48,149 with a poverty rate of 36.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $560 per month, and the median house value is $62,800. The median age in Sparta is 44.6 years, 56 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.

Sparta Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Spartawas:

  • Black or African American: 88.55%
  • White: 9.83%
  • Asian: 1.62%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Sparta, Georgia is 1,220 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,230.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,400.

Sparta, Georgia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,53188.55%
White1709.83%
Asian281.62%
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Sparta Population by Race

Sparta Population Pyramid $2021

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Sparta Median Age

44.6


Total

56


Male

40.8


Female

Sparta Adults

There are 1,193 adults, (478 of whom are seniors) in Sparta.

Sparta Age Dependency

141.8

Age Dependency Ratio

66.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

75

Child Dependency Ratio

Sparta Sex Ratio

Female

1,027

59.40%

Male

702

40.60%

Sparta Population by Age

Sparta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sparta Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female27.9%72.1%
All54.7%45.3%
Non Family58%42%
Male60%40%
Married89.1%10.9%

54.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sparta Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6692.4954.7
Non Family2501.1758
Female2443.6627.9
Married1652.889.1
Male101.860

3.26

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Sparta Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1049.16%
9th to 12th Grade21318.77%
High School Graduate44238.94%
Some College21118.59%
Associates Degree474.14%
Bachelors Degree776.78%
Graduate Degree413.61%
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Sparta Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sparta Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black95664799
White17016219
Asian99

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 11.18%.

Sparta Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,389$24,943$18,724
Less Than 9th Grade$23,571$37,768$23,274
High School Graduate$19,500$23,523$16,944
Some College$18,816$48,611$18,162
Bachelors Degree$30,972$$30,486
Graduate Degree$$$

$21,389

Average Earnings

$24,943

Average Male

$18,724

Average Female

Sparta Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sparta Language by Age

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Sparta Language

99.45% of Sparta residents speak only English, while 0.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.55% of the population.

Sparta Language

Sparta Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,47756638.32%
White1513422.52%

36.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.81%

Male Poverty Rate

39.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sparta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sparta is Black, with 38.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sparta is White, with 22.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 38.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.96%.

Sparta Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.79%
High School31.75%
Some College27.17%
Bachelors or Greater6.14%

Sparta Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed45.00%
Male Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed15.18%
Male Employed5.23%

Sparta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sparta Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$27,524$48,149
Families$31,271$64,526
Married Families$58,150-
Non Families$15,313$20,010
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Income by Household Type

Sparta Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.8%

Male Marriage Rate

28.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Sparta Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Sparta Marital Status

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39

Number of Veterans

39

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam31
World War II
Korea
First Gulf War
Second Gulf War

Sparta Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7419
75+14
55 to 646
35 to 54
18 to 34

Sparta Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black302.96%
White95.29%

Sparta Veterans by Race

Sparta Veterans by Education

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12.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sparta Veterans by Education

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41.5%

Labor Force Participation

37.1%

Employment Rate

10.8%

Unemployment Rate

Sparta Employment by Age

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Sparta Employment by Race

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Sparta 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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85.02%

Born in Sparta

98.03%

Native Born

1.97%

Foreign Born

1.97%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.03% of Sparta residents were born in the United States, with 85.02% having been born in Georgia. 1.97% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,220-5-0.41%
20201,225-5-0.41%
20191,230-5-0.40%
20181,235-14-1.12%
20171,249-18-1.42%
20161,267-19-1.48%
20151,28620.16%
20141,284-53-3.96%
20131,337-7-0.52%
20121,344-16-1.18%
20111,360-31-2.23%
20101,3910.00%

Sparta Population by Year