Sparta, Indiana Population 2024

2,977

Sparta is a city located in Dearborn County, Ohio County, Ripley County, and Switzerland County Indiana. Sparta has a 2024 population of 2,977. Sparta is currently growing at a rate of 0.64% annually and its population has increased by 2.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,903 in 2020.

The average household income in Sparta is $104,600 with a poverty rate of 7.15%. The median age in Sparta is 41.5 years: 43.2 years for males, and 41.1 years for females.

Sparta Demographics

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

  • White: 99.52%
  • Two or more races: 0.41%
  • Asian: 0.07%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
29.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
101.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.55% (74)
The current population of Sparta, Indiana is 2,977 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,903.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,89799.52%
Two or more races120.41%
Asian20.07%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Sparta Population by Race

Sparta Population Pyramid 2024

Sparta Median Age

41.5

Total

43.2

Male

41.1

Female

Sparta Adults

There are 2,268 adults, (650 of whom are seniors) in Sparta.

Sparta Age Dependency

79.9

Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Sparta Sex Ratio

Female1,60655.17%
Male1,30544.83%

Sparta Population by Age

Sparta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1292.58955
Married7362.9695.44.6
Non Family2731.494.15.9
Female702.699010
Male503.221000

2.88

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

95.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sparta Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade21910.33%
Associates Degree23310.99%
Bachelors Degree27112.78%
Graduate Degree622.92%
High School Graduate95144.86%
Less Than 9th Grade512.41%
Some College33315.71%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,0601,812331
Hispanic48260
2+ Races10100
Asian222

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 100%.

Sparta Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$41,466$32,271$55,889
Graduate Degree$43,143$0$43,143
High School Graduate$46,875$51,818$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$6,382
Overall$43,333$48,611$40,500
Some College$58,500$64,750$0

$43,333

Average Earnings

$48,611

Average Male

$40,500

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

98.72% of Sparta residents speak only English, while 1.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.91% of the population.

Sparta Language

Sparta Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,8212067.3%

7.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.58%

Male Poverty Rate

4.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sparta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sparta is White, with 7.3% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sparta is White, with 7.3% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.9%.

Sparta Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College7.77%
High School6.83%
Less Than 9th Grade3.7%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Sparta Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed40%
Female Unemployed22.22%
Female Employed1.41%
Male Employed0.78%

Sparta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sparta Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$68,750$83,703
Households$70,260$104,600
Married Families$69,821$-999,999,999
Non Families$71,080$131,758

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sparta Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.0%

Male Marriage Rate

65.4%

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 35-44.

Sparta Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sparta Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

230

Number of Veterans

203

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam132
First Gulf War68
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

Sparta Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74115
75+42
35 to 5437
55 to 6436
18 to 340

Sparta Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White23010.2%

Sparta Veterans by Race

Sparta Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.7%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sparta Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.3%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

1%

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

54.04%

Born in Sparta

99.18%

Native Born

0.82%

Foreign Born

0.07%

Non Citizen

0.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.18% of Sparta residents were born in the United States, with 54.04% having been born in Indiana. 0.07% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,072190.62%
20283,053190.63%
20273,034190.63%
20263,015190.63%
20252,996190.64%
20242,977190.64%
20232,958190.65%
20222,939190.65%
20212,920170.59%
20202,903140.48%
20192,88950.17%
20182,88400%
20172,884110.38%
20162,87320.07%
20152,87140.14%
20142,867-15-0.52%
20132,88230.1%
20122,879-14-0.48%
20112,893-6-0.21%
20102,89900%

Sparta Population by Year