Sparta, Tennessee Population 2021

4,947
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Sparta is a city located in White County Tennessee. It is also the county seat of White County. With a 2020 population of 4,947, it is the 102nd largest city in Tennessee and the 4792nd largest city in the United States . Sparta is currently declining at a rate of -0.02% annually but its population has increased by 0.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,925 in 2010. Sparta reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 7 miles, Sparta has a population density of 736 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sparta is $40,725 with a poverty rate of 13.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $640 per month, and the median house value is $93,900. The median age in Sparta is 37.3 years, 37 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Sparta Demographics

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

  • White: 90.36%
  • Black or African American: 6.50%
  • Two or more races: 2.35%
  • Asian: 0.79%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Sparta, Tennessee is 4,947 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,949.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,925.

Sparta, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,46190.36%
Black or African American3216.50%
Two or More Races1162.35%
Asian390.79%
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Sparta Population by Race

Sparta Population Pyramid $2021

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Sparta Median Age

37.3


Total

37


Male

39


Female

Sparta Adults

There are 3,896 adults, (940 of whom are seniors) in Sparta.

Sparta Age Dependency

67

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Sparta Sex Ratio

Female

2,459

49.81%

Male

2,478

50.19%

Sparta Population by Age

Sparta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sparta Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family39%61%
Female44.3%55.7%
All53.4%46.6%
Married66.1%33.9%
Male90.4%9.6%

53.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sparta Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,6972.6853.4
Married7643.6866.1
Non Family6621.2139
Female2193.5844.3
Male522.990.4

3.58

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

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Sparta Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3219.84%
9th to 12th Grade33510.27%
High School Graduate1,38442.41%
Some College68220.90%
Associates Degree1554.75%
Bachelors Degree2246.86%
Graduate Degree1624.96%
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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
White2,9332,343374
Black211159
Hispanic8773
Asian262612
2+ Races66

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.15%.

Sparta Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,366$28,281$21,735
Less Than 9th Grade$16,286$16,000$
High School Graduate$23,698$28,429$19,107
Some College$22,778$30,464$22,236
Bachelors Degree$35,921$$31,354
Graduate Degree$$78,750$

$24,366

Average Earnings

$28,281

Average Male

$21,735

Average Female

Sparta Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sparta Language by Age

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Sparta Language

99.22% of Sparta residents speak only English, while 0.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.56% of the population.

Sparta Language

Sparta Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,79646012.12%
Black2667026.32%
Multiple1164236.21%
Hispanic3164012.66%

13.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.70%

Male Poverty Rate

15.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sparta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sparta is Multiple, with 36.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sparta is White, with 12.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.84%.

Sparta Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College14.34%
High School13.29%
Less Than 9th Grade12.20%
Bachelors or Greater4.05%

Sparta Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed70.79%
Female Unemployed19.42%
Female Employed15.47%
Male Employed1.14%

Sparta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sparta Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,750$40,725
Families$45,290$51,807
Married Families$49,148-
Non Families$16,864$22,507
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Income by Household Type

Sparta Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

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 35-44, 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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315

Number of Veterans

267

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam107
Korea75
Second Gulf War72
First Gulf War65
World War II

Sparta Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54101
75+81
65 to 7450
55 to 6444
18 to 3439

Sparta Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2998.33%
Black166.06%

Sparta Veterans by Race

Sparta Veterans by Education

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4.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sparta Veterans by Education

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50.4%

Labor Force Participation

44.6%

Employment Rate

11.5%

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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70.41%

Born in Sparta

98.44%

Native Born

1.56%

Foreign Born

0.28%

Non Citizen

1.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.44% of Sparta residents were born in the United States, with 70.41% having been born in Tennessee. 0.28% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,947-1-0.02%
20204,948-1-0.02%
20194,949-1-0.02%
20184,950100.20%
20174,940100.20%
20164,930120.24%
20154,918-60-1.21%
20144,978-5-0.10%
20134,983270.54%
20124,956-28-0.56%
20114,9841322.72%
20104,8522530.54%
20004,599-82-0.18%
19904,681-183-0.38%
19804,864-66-0.13%
19704,9304200.89%
19604,5102110.48%
19504,2991,7935.55%
19402,5060.00%

Sparta Population by Year