Sparta, North Carolina Population 2024

1,904

Sparta is a city located in Alleghany County North Carolina. Sparta has a 2024 population of 1,904. It is also the county seat of Alleghany County.Sparta is currently growing at a rate of 0.85% annually and its population has increased by 3.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,832 in 2020.

The average household income in Sparta is $45,375 with a poverty rate of 22.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sparta is 47.4 years, 44.8 years for males, and 47.8 years for females.

Sparta Demographics

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

  • White: 87.97%
  • Two or more races: 7.35%
  • Black or African American: 3.34%
  • Native American: 0.61%
  • Other race: 0.61%
  • Asian: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
810.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.93% (72)
The current population of Sparta, North Carolina is 1,904 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,832.

Sparta, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,57987.97%
Two or more races1327.35%
Black or African American603.34%
Native American110.61%
Other race110.61%
Asian20.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Sparta Population by Race

Sparta Population Pyramid 2024

Sparta Median Age

47.4

Total

44.8

Male

47.8

Female

Sparta Adults

There are 1,490 adults, (457 of whom are seniors) in Sparta.

Sparta Age Dependency

73.8

Age Dependency Ratio

44.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Sparta Sex Ratio

Female93752.2%
Male85847.8%

Sparta Population by Age

Sparta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8012.16238
Non Family3031.160.139.9
Married2552.5475.324.7
Female2002.9654.545.5
Male432.6732.667.4
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2.63

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

62.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sparta Households and Families

Male

Female

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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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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 80.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 33.64%.

Sparta Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$26,250

Average Earnings

$31,641

Average Male

$22,281

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

90.43% of Sparta residents speak only English, while 9.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.57% of the population.

Sparta Language

Sparta Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,33528721.5%
Hispanic2587930.62%
Multiple1322115.91%
Black10660%
Asian22100%
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22.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.3%

Male Poverty Rate

21.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sparta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sparta is Asian, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sparta is Multiple, with 15.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.16%.

Sparta Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School26.26%
Less Than 9th Grade26.01%
Some College13.71%
Bachelors or Greater1.03%
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Sparta Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed37.5%
Male Employed13.1%
Female Employed9.64%
Male Unemployed
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Sparta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sparta Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sparta Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.4%

Male Marriage Rate

34.9%

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 45-54, 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

138

Number of Veterans

133

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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Sparta Veterans by War

count

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Sparta Veterans by Age

count

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Sparta Veterans by Race

Sparta Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

19.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

61.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sparta Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.4%

Labor Force Participation

44.3%

Employment Rate

4.5%

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

51.7%

Born in Sparta

95.99%

Native Born

4.01%

Foreign Born

2.4%

Non Citizen

1.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.99% of Sparta residents were born in the United States, with 51.7% having been born in North Carolina. 2.4% 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
20291,984160.81%
20281,968160.82%
20271,952160.83%
20261,936160.83%
20251,920160.84%
20241,904160.85%
20231,888160.85%
20221,872160.86%
20211,856241.31%
20201,8321166.76%
20191,716-13-0.75%
20181,729201.17%
20171,70990.53%
20161,700100.59%
20151,690-6-0.35%
20141,696-4-0.24%
20131,700-7-0.41%
20121,707-12-0.7%
20111,719-20-1.15%
20101,739
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Sparta Population by Year