Sparta, New York Population 2024

1,555

Sparta is a city located in Allegany County, Livingston County, and Steuben County New York. Sparta has a 2024 population of 1,555. Sparta is currently declining at a rate of -0.58% annually and its population has decreased by -1.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,582 in 2020.

The average household income in Sparta is $84,410 with a poverty rate of 9.12%. The median age in Sparta is 48.6 years: 48.6 years for males, and 48.6 years for females.

Sparta Demographics

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

  • White: 96.09%
  • Two or more races: 2.08%
  • Asian: 1.51%
  • Black or African American: 0.32%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
27.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
56.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.71% (-27)
The current population of Sparta, New York is 1,555 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,582.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,52396.09%
Two or more races332.08%
Asian241.51%
Black or African American50.32%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Sparta Population by Race

Sparta Population Pyramid 2024

Sparta Median Age

48.6

Total

48.6

Male

48.6

Female

Sparta Adults

There are 1,301 adults, (295 of whom are seniors) in Sparta.

Sparta Age Dependency

57.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Sparta Sex Ratio

Female77348.77%
Male81251.23%

Sparta Population by Age

Sparta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6132.5991.78.3
Married3632.9799.20.8
Non Family1731.3483.816.2
Female393.9771.828.2
Male383.2176.323.7

3.01

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

91.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sparta Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade918.1%
Associates Degree20318.06%
Bachelors Degree998.81%
Graduate Degree21018.68%
High School Graduate35031.14%
Less Than 9th Grade292.58%
Some College14212.63%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,066946262
Asian242424
2+ Races212111
Hispanic151511
Black221

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Sparta Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$60,000$60,625$53,750
Graduate Degree$40,871$41,625$34,803
High School Graduate$42,829$47,500$36,875
Less Than 9th Grade$28,958$37,292$0
Overall$41,058$48,125$36,346
Some College$39,265$68,229$38,162

$41,058

Average Earnings

$48,125

Average Male

$36,346

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

94.98% of Sparta residents speak only English, while 5.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.28% of the population.

Sparta Language

Sparta Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,5061449.56%

9.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.91%

Male Poverty Rate

10.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sparta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sparta is White, with 9.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sparta is White, with 9.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.4%.

Sparta Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.17%
High School9.43%
Some College4.06%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Sparta Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed5.29%
Female Employed2.59%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Sparta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sparta Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$85,435$93,728
Households$80,583$84,410
Married Families$89,779$-999,999,999
Non Families$48,281$57,739

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sparta Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.5%

Male Marriage Rate

60.4%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sparta Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sparta Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

90

Number of Veterans

84

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam43
First Gulf War33
Second Gulf War13
Korea5
World War II0

Sparta Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7428
75+25
35 to 5423
55 to 6411
18 to 343

Sparta Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White897.11%
Black120%

Sparta Veterans by Race

Sparta Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sparta Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

0.8%

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

78.8%

Born in Sparta

99.18%

Native Born

0.82%

Foreign Born

0.19%

Non Citizen

0.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.18% of Sparta residents were born in the United States, with 78.8% having been born in New York. 0.19% 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 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,510-9-0.59%
20281,519-9-0.59%
20271,528-9-0.59%
20261,537-9-0.58%
20251,546-9-0.58%
20241,555-9-0.58%
20231,564-9-0.57%
20221,573-9-0.57%
20211,58200%
20201,582211.35%
20191,561-13-0.83%
20181,574-18-1.13%
20171,592-10-0.62%
20161,602-3-0.19%
20151,605-3-0.19%
20141,608-7-0.43%
20131,615-8-0.49%
20121,623-5-0.31%
20111,628-8-0.49%
20101,63600%

Sparta Population by Year