Sparta, Michigan Population 2022

4,264
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Sparta is a city located in Kent County Michigan. Sparta has a 2020 population of 4,264. Sparta is currently growing at a rate of 0.24% annually and its population has increased by 0.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,244 in 2010.

The average household income in Sparta is $60,384 with a poverty rate of 10.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $735 per month, and the median house value is $134,000. The median age in Sparta is 34 years, 31.7 years for males, and 38.7 years for females.

Sparta Demographics

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

  • White: 96.45%
  • Two or more races: 2.62%
  • Black or African American: 0.55%
  • Other race: 0.27%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sparta, Michigan is 4,264 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,244.

Sparta, Michigan Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,23496.45%
Black or African American240.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.11%
Some Other Race120.27%
Two or More Races1152.62%
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Sparta Population by Race

Sparta Population Pyramid 2022

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Sparta Median Age

36.8


Total

33.1


Male

41.9


Female

Sparta Adults

There are 3,382 adults, (742 of whom are seniors) in Sparta.

Sparta Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Sparta Sex Ratio

Female

2,210

50.34%

Male

2,180

49.66%

Sparta Population by Age

Sparta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sparta Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.2%9.8%
Female71.1%28.9%
All67.4%32.6%
Male45%55%
Non Family40.5%59.5%

67.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sparta Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,6832.667.4
Married7123.2490.2
Male1512.9945
Female3043.2771.1
Non Family5161.2340.5

2.97

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

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Sparta Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade792.58%
9th to 12th Grade812.65%
High School Graduate1,31643.01%
Some College71323.30%
Associates Degree32810.72%
Bachelors Degree2909.48%
Graduate Degree2538.27%
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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
Native American555
2+ Races252510
White2,9492,789518
Hispanic626210
Black1919
Other Race1212

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Sparta Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,808$37,976$30,171
Less Than 9th Grade$27,361$$
High School Graduate$33,007$37,122$30,729
Some College$32,949$36,111$26,987
Bachelors Degree$36,429$39,792$34,250
Graduate Degree$56,000$67,750$51,875

$33,808

Average Earnings

$37,976

Average Male

$30,171

Average Female

Sparta Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sparta Language by Age

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Sparta Language

98.68% of Sparta residents speak only English, while 1.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.58% of the population.

Sparta Language

Sparta Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,1424129.95%
Black2414.17%
OtherNaN%
Multiple1155245.22%

10.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.13%

Male Poverty Rate

14.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sparta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sparta is White, with 9.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sparta is Multiple, with 45.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.28%.

Sparta Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade6.88%
High School12.77%
Some College9.80%
Bachelors or Greater2.03%

Sparta Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.62%
Male Unemployed6.25%
Female Employed9.14%
Female Unemployed70.77%

Sparta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sparta Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,958$62,598
Families$58,125$65,970
Married Families$70,000-
Non Families$25,870$41,367
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Income by Household Type

Sparta Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.9%

Male Marriage Rate

38.0%

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 35-44.

Sparta Marital Status by Race

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Sparta Marital Status

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212

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War17
First Gulf War34
Vietnam116
Korea6
World War II

Sparta Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5434
55 to 6437
65 to 74103
75+38

Sparta Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2026.10%
2+ Races1027.03%

Sparta Veterans by Race

Sparta Veterans by Education

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4.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sparta Veterans by Education

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62.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

5.7%

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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85.63%

Born in Sparta

99.20%

Native Born

0.80%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.80%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.20% of Sparta residents were born in the United States, with 85.63% having been born in Michigan. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Sparta Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19602,7490.00%
19703,0943451.19%
19803,3732790.87%
19903,9685951.64%
20004,1591910.47%
20104,140-19-0.05%
20114,150100.24%
20124,160100.24%
20134,170100.24%
20144,180100.24%
20154,190100.24%
20164,200100.24%
20174,210100.24%
20184,220100.24%
20194,230100.24%
20204,244140.33%
20214,254100.24%
20224,264100.24%

Sparta Population by Year