Sparta, Tennessee Population 2024

4,800

Sparta is a city located in Cumberland County, DeKalb County, Putnam County, Van Buren County, and White County Tennessee. Sparta has a 2024 population of 4,800. It is also the county seat of White County. Sparta is currently declining at a rate of -1.05% annually and its population has decreased by -4.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,004 in 2020.

The average household income in Sparta is $57,522 with a poverty rate of 17.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sparta is 38.7 years, 38.1 years for males, and 41.9 years for females.

Sparta Demographics

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

  • White: 86%
  • Two or more races: 6.2%
  • Black or African American: 5.9%
  • Asian: 0.95%
  • Other race: 0.95%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
714.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.08% (-204)
The current population of Sparta, Tennessee is 4,800 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,004.

Sparta, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,25786%
Two or more races3076.2%
Black or African American2925.9%
Asian470.95%
Other race470.95%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Sparta Population by Race

Sparta Population Pyramid 2024

Sparta Median Age

38.7

Total

38.1

Male

41.9

Female

Sparta Adults

There are 3,859 adults, (1,157 of whom are seniors) in Sparta.

Sparta Age Dependency

83.2

Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Sparta Sex Ratio

Female2,58252.16%
Male2,36847.84%

Sparta Population by Age

Sparta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,9882.3262.537.5
Married8772.9678.721.3
Non Family6951.1459.140.9
Female3523.0631.568.5
Male642.246.953.1

2.9

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sparta Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1865.31%
9th to 12th Grade3068.73%
High School Graduate1,52243.44%
Some College77122%
Associates Degree1835.22%
Bachelors Degree36310.36%
Graduate Degree1734.94%

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
White3,2162,765514
Black1761500
Hispanic70555
2+ Races61495
Asian353517

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.57%.

Sparta Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$27,215$30,827$26,335
Less Than 9th Grade$27,109$30,282$26,094
High School Graduate$22,566$43,750$19,298
Some College$26,607$0$30,957
Bachelors Degree$37,037$48,512$36,644
Graduate Degree$0$0$112,576

$27,215

Average Earnings

$30,827

Average Male

$26,335

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

98.65% of Sparta residents speak only English, while 1.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.75% of the population.

Sparta Language

Sparta Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,88558615.08%
Black28711239.02%
Multiple3078628.01%
Hispanic2284720.61%

17.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.85%

Male Poverty Rate

18.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sparta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sparta is Black, with 39.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sparta is White, with 15.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.11%.

Sparta Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.48%
Some College18.15%
High School16.45%
Bachelors or Greater4.04%

Sparta Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed84.62%
Female Unemployed36.73%
Female Employed13.4%
Male Employed5.16%

Sparta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sparta Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$42,670$57,522
Families$70,638$67,363
Married Families$85,417$-999,999,999
Non Families$17,417$37,313

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sparta Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.8%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Sparta Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sparta Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

208

Number of Veterans

194

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam106
Second Gulf War49
Korea31
First Gulf War0
World War II0

Sparta Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7485
35 to 5452
55 to 6440
75+31
18 to 340

Sparta Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2035.73%
Black52.36%

Sparta Veterans by Race

Sparta Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sparta Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.4%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

10.9%

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

67.54%

Born in Sparta

98.3%

Native Born

1.7%

Foreign Born

0.36%

Non Citizen

1.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.3% of Sparta residents were born in the United States, with 67.54% having been born in Tennessee. 0.36% 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
20294,545-51-1.11%
20284,596-51-1.1%
20274,647-51-1.09%
20264,698-51-1.07%
20254,749-51-1.06%
20244,800-51-1.05%
20234,851-51-1.04%
20224,902230.47%
20214,879-125-2.5%
20205,004581.17%
20194,94630.06%
20184,94370.14%
20174,936130.26%
20164,92370.14%
20154,916-58-1.17%
20144,974-6-0.12%
20134,980280.57%
20124,952-30-0.6%
20114,9821332.74%
20104,8492505.44%
20004,599-82-1.75%
19904,681-183-3.76%
19804,864-66-1.34%
19704,9304209.31%
19604,5102114.91%
19504,2991,79371.55%
19402,50600%
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Sparta Population by Year