Sparta, Illinois Population 2021

4,151
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Sparta is a city located in Randolph County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 4,151, it is the 361st largest city in Illinois and the 5297th largest city in the United States . Sparta is currently declining at a rate of -1.45% annually and its population has decreased by -3.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,302 in 2010. Sparta reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 11 miles, Sparta has a population density of 372 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sparta is $71,273 with a poverty rate of 10.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $681 per month, and the median house value is $90,300. The median age in Sparta is 40.6 years, 35.8 years for males, and 42.6 years for females.

Sparta Demographics

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

  • White: 71.94%
  • Black or African American: 21.56%
  • Asian: 3.26%
  • Two or more races: 2.80%
  • Other race: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sparta, Illinois is 4,151 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,273.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,302.

Sparta, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,13071.94%
Black or African American93821.56%
Asian1423.26%
Two or More Races1222.80%
Some Other Race190.44%
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Sparta Population by Race

Sparta Population Pyramid $2021

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Sparta Median Age

40.6


Total

35.8


Male

42.6


Female

Sparta Adults

There are 3,463 adults, (825 of whom are seniors) in Sparta.

Sparta Age Dependency

64.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Sparta Sex Ratio

Female

2,153

49.48%

Male

2,198

50.52%

Sparta Population by Age

Sparta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sparta Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male17.1%82.9%
Female30.6%69.4%
Non Family57.5%42.5%
All60.8%39.2%
Married82.7%17.3%

60.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sparta Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8412.2960.8
Married753382.7
Non Family6701.1357.5
Female301330.6
Male1172.517.1

2.87

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Sparta Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade602.02%
9th to 12th Grade2478.32%
High School Graduate1,04835.32%
Some College73724.84%
Associates Degree31410.58%
Bachelors Degree30310.21%
Graduate Degree2588.70%
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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
White2,2251,991399
Black55548255
Asian939377
Hispanic494930
2+ Races4545

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 asian people with a rate of 82.80%.

Sparta Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,848$51,139$26,593
Less Than 9th Grade$27,250$36,250$26,688
High School Graduate$31,250$45,313$17,623
Some College$29,906$59,542$25,208
Bachelors Degree$57,794$59,265$38,889
Graduate Degree$$50,982$99,886

$34,848

Average Earnings

$51,139

Average Male

$26,593

Average Female

Sparta Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sparta Language by Age

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Sparta Language

93.24% of Sparta residents speak only English, while 6.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.43% of the population.

Sparta Language

Sparta Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,9172428.30%
Black93313714.68%
Hispanic1074844.86%
Other1919100.00%
Multiple11986.72%

10.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.82%

Male Poverty Rate

13.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sparta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sparta is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sparta is Multiple, with 6.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.72%.

Sparta Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School13.34%
Some College8.19%
Less Than 9th Grade6.86%
Bachelors or Greater1.97%

Sparta Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed22.92%
Male Unemployed21.92%
Female Employed10.66%
Male Employed0.63%

Sparta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sparta Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,753$71,273
Families$60,958$79,813
Married Families$76,745-
Non Families$29,864$53,159
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Income by Household Type

Sparta Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.1%

Male Marriage Rate

40.9%

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

Sparta Marital Status by Race

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Sparta Marital Status

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254

Number of Veterans

238

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam68
First Gulf War54
Korea45
Second Gulf War31
World War II15

Sparta Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+103
65 to 7449
35 to 5447
55 to 6435
18 to 3420

Sparta Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2379.31%
Black172.24%

Sparta Veterans by Race

Sparta Veterans by Education

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5.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sparta Veterans by Education

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65.1%

Labor Force Participation

61.2%

Employment Rate

5.2%

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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78.17%

Born in Sparta

96.71%

Native Born

3.29%

Foreign Born

1.20%

Non Citizen

2.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.71% of Sparta residents were born in the United States, with 78.17% having been born in Illinois. 1.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sparta Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,151-61-1.45%
20204,212-61-1.43%
20194,273-61-1.41%
20184,334-19-0.44%
20174,353-22-0.50%
20164,375-36-0.82%
20154,411-49-1.10%
20144,460982.25%
20134,362561.30%
20124,306130.30%
20114,293-8-0.19%
20104,301-185-0.42%
20004,486-367-0.78%
19904,853-104-0.21%
19804,9576501.42%
19704,3078552.24%
19603,452-124-0.35%
19503,576-88-0.24%
19403,6642790.80%
19303,385450.13%
19203,3402590.81%
19103,0811400.47%
19002,9410.00%

Sparta Population by Year