Sparta, Missouri Population 2023

1,912

Sparta is a city located in Christian County Missouri. With a 2023 population of 1,912, it is the 263rd largest city in Missouri and the 11206th largest city in the United States.Sparta is currently growing at a rate of 0.63% annually and its population has increased by 1.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,876 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Sparta has a population density of 1,544 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sparta is $45,734 with a poverty rate of 16.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sparta is 39.2 years, 38.3 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

Sparta Demographics

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

  • White: 98.89%
  • Two or more races: 0.74%
  • Black or African American: 0.37%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
The current population of Sparta, Missouri is 1,912 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,876.

Sparta, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Sparta Population by Race

Sparta Population Pyramid 2023

Sparta Median Age

39.2

Total

38.3

Male

39.9

Female

Sparta Adults

There are 1,701 adults, (456 of whom are seniors) in Sparta.

Sparta Age Dependency

74.1

Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sparta Sex Ratio

Female1,16453.71%
Male1,00346.29%

Sparta Population by Age

Sparta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.64

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

62.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sparta Households and Families

Male

Female

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

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 3.53%.

Sparta Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$36,063

Average Earnings

$34,250

Average Male

$37,083

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

98.98% of Sparta residents speak only English, while 1.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.02% of the population.

Sparta Language

Sparta Poverty by Race

rate

16.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.36%

Male Poverty Rate

13.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sparta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sparta is Hispanic, with 46.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sparta is White, with 16.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.28%.

Sparta Poverty

Sparta Poverty Rate by Education

Sparta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sparta Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sparta Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

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 55-64.

Sparta Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sparta Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

113

Number of Veterans

103

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

Sparta Veterans by War

Sparta Veterans by Age

count

Sparta Veterans by Race

Sparta Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

26.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sparta Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.1%

Employment Rate

2.6%

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

71.96%

Born in Sparta

114.61%

Native Born

0.91%

Foreign Born

0.21%

Non Citizen

0.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

114.61% of Sparta residents were born in the United States, with 71.96% having been born in Missouri. 0.21% 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: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Sparta Population by Year