Sparta is a city located in Gallatin County Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 236, it is the 437th largest city in Kentucky and the 23244th largest city in the United States. Sparta is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has decreased by -16.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 283 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Sparta has a population density of 38 people per square mile.
The average household income in Sparta is $53,377 with a poverty rate of 18.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $957 per month, and the median house value is $91,000. The median age in Sparta is 35.3 years, 34.5 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Spartawas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 79.08%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 9.80%.
96.85% of Sparta residents speak only English, while 3.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.36% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Sparta is White, with 21.19% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Sparta is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.44%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Sparta
96.47% of Sparta residents were born in the United States, with 86.22% having been born in Kentucky. 3.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.