Sparta, North Carolina Population 2020

1,783

Sparta is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 1,783, it is the 266th largest city in North Carolina and the 8058th largest city in the United States. Sparta is currently growing at a rate of 0.68% annually and its population has increased by 0.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,770 in 2010. Spanning over 2 miles, Sparta has a population density of 759 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sparta is $41,694 with a poverty rate of 34.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $549 per month, and the median house value is $99,400. The median age in Sparta is 45.9 years, 41.6 years for males, and 47.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.3 males.

Sparta Demographics

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

  • White: 86.87%
  • Other race: 8.81%
  • Black or African American: 2.22%
  • Two or more races: 1.30%
  • Asian: 0.54%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Sparta, North Carolina is 1,783, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,759.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,770.

Sparta, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,60886.87%
Some Other Race1638.81%
Black or African American412.22%
Two or More Races241.30%
Asian100.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.05%

Sparta Population Pyramid 2020

Sparta Median Age

45.9


Total

41.6


Male

47.4


Female

Sparta Adults

There are 1,472 adults, (468 of whom are seniors) in Sparta.

Sparta Age Dependency

84.4

Age Dependency Ratio

46.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Sparta Sex Ratio

Female

938

50.68%

Male

913

49.32%

Sparta Households and Families

Sparta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sparta Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.5%19.5%
Male58.5%41.5%
All57.1%42.9%
Non Family49.9%50.1%
Female36.7%63.3%

57.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7702.2457.1
Non Family3431.0549.9
Married2363.1180.5
Female1503.1536.7
Male413.9858.5

3.15

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

3.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.9%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sparta Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1068.19%
9th to 12th Grade26020.09%
High School Graduate45234.93%
Some College23017.77%
Associates Degree917.03%
Bachelors Degree967.42%
Graduate Degree594.56%

Sparta Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,111845149
Hispanic152596
Other Race6512
Black2826
Asian10
Multiple Races666
Native American44

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,182$25,208$22,083
Less Than High School$16,964$$12,188
High School Grad$21,450$21,607$
Some College$29,231$32,083$24,375
Bachelors Degree$48,182$49,167$47,813
Graduate Degree$33,750$$40,250

$23,182

Average Earnings

$25,208

Average Male

$22,083

Average Female

Sparta Language

Sparta Language by Age

Sparta Language

86.63% of Sparta residents speak only English, while 13.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.73% of the population.

Sparta Poverty

Sparta Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,38239028.22%
Hispanic30917556.63%
Other16313582.82%
Black252288.00%
Multiple241875.00%
Asian55100.00%
Native4250.00%
Islander11100.00%

34.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.69%

Male Poverty Rate

34.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sparta

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sparta is White, with 28.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.82%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.81%
High School29.41%
Some College11.39%
Bachelors or Greater1.32%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed67.86%
Male Employed20.60%
Female Employed19.87%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Sparta Income

Sparta Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$26,389$41,694
Families$40,188$54,998
Married Families$54,808-
Non Families$16,989$24,249

Sparta Marital Status

Sparta Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Sparta Married by Age and Sex

Sparta Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Sparta Marital Status by Race

Sparta Veterans

141

Number of Veterans

139

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam68
World War II17
Korea14
First Gulf War6
Second Gulf War3
Age Group Veterans
75+66
65 to 7438
55 to 6430
35 to 547
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White13410.01%
Black517.86%
Indian250.00%

$Sparta Veterans by Education

9.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sparta Employment Status

47.8%

Labor Force Participation

45.5%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Sparta Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

58.45%

Born in North Carolina

91.68%

Native Born

8.32%

Foreign Born

5.67%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.68% of Sparta residents were born in the United States, with 58.45% having been born in North Carolina. 5.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,783120.68%
20191,771120.68%
20181,759201.15%
20171,739120.69%
20161,727100.58%
20151,717-6-0.35%
20141,723-2-0.12%
20131,725-7-0.40%
20121,732-11-0.63%
20111,743-21-1.19%
20101,7640.00%