Sparta, Georgia Population 2020

1,192

Sparta is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 1,192, it is the 293rd largest city in Georgia and the 9612th largest city in the United States. Sparta is currently declining at a rate of -1.49% annually and its population has decreased by -14.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,400 in 2010. Sparta reached it's highest population of 1,390 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Sparta has a population density of 656 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sparta is $52,726 with a poverty rate of 35.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $578 per month, and the median house value is $55,100. The median age in Sparta is 52.1 years, 51.1 years for males, and 52.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.0 males.

Sparta Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 87.22%
  • White: 11.06%
  • Asian: 1.67%
  • Other race: 0.05%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Sparta, Georgia is 1,192, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,228.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,400.

Sparta, Georgia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American1,61787.22%
White20511.06%
Asian311.67%
Some Other Race10.05%

Sparta Population Pyramid 2020

Sparta Median Age

52.1


Total

51.1


Male

52.3


Female

Sparta Adults

There are 1,292 adults, (523 of whom are seniors) in Sparta.

Sparta Age Dependency

141.1

Age Dependency Ratio

68

Old Age Dependency Ratio

73.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Sparta Sex Ratio

Female

981

52.91%

Male

873

47.09%

Sparta Households and Families

Sparta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sparta Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.9%12.1%
All61.9%38.1%
Non Family59.9%40.1%
Male53.8%46.2%
Female37.2%62.8%

61.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7612.3561.9
Non Family3021.1359.9
Married2312.6787.9
Female2153.7937.2
Male131.6253.8

3.14

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sparta Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade13710.92%
9th to 12th Grade20116.02%
High School Graduate52441.75%
Some College20116.02%
Associates Degree604.78%
Bachelors Degree826.53%
Graduate Degree503.98%

Sparta Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,038710108
White20519624
Asian1111
Hispanic1
Other Race1

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 11.71%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,011$36,136$20,057
Less Than High School$23,405$$23,103
High School Grad$21,518$25,000$17,500
Some College$22,837$40,833$18,942
Bachelors Degree$31,136$84,063$22,321
Graduate Degree$49,750$$62,969

$23,011

Average Earnings

$36,136

Average Male

$20,057

Average Female

Sparta Language

Sparta Language by Age

Sparta Language

99.33% of Sparta residents speak only English, while 0.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.61% of the population.

Sparta Poverty

Sparta Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,57960138.06%
White1823619.78%

35.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

40.88%

Male Poverty Rate

30.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sparta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sparta is Black, with 38.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sparta is White, with 19.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.18%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.92%
Some College30.71%
High School28.94%
Bachelors or Greater3.91%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed53.06%
Male Unemployed26.32%
Female Employed14.33%
Male Employed4.89%

Sparta Income

Sparta Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$25,031$52,726
Families$32,532$72,324
Married Families$55,625-
Non Families$16,000$22,099

Sparta Marital Status

Sparta Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.3%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Sparta Married by Age and Sex

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

Sparta Veterans

42

Number of Veterans

42

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam30
First Gulf War10
World War II
Korea
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
75+16
65 to 7414
55 to 648
35 to 544
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White2411.71%
Black181.67%

$Sparta Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sparta Employment Status

43.1%

Labor Force Participation

37.9%

Employment Rate

11.9%

Unemployment Rate

Sparta 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

84.90%

Born in Georgia

97.95%

Native Born

2.05%

Foreign Born

2.05%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.95% of Sparta residents were born in the United States, with 84.90% having been born in Georgia. 2.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,192-18-1.49%
20191,210-18-1.47%
20181,228-19-1.52%
20171,247-18-1.42%
20161,265-19-1.48%
20151,2840.00%
20141,284-53-3.96%
20131,337-9-0.67%
20121,346-15-1.10%
20111,361-29-2.09%
20101,3900.00%