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The City of Sparta had a population of 5,030 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sparta is located at latitude 35.9348 and longitude -85.4724 in White County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sparta (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. White County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 922 feet.

The City of Sparta (GNIS ID: 2405503) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Sparta is located within Commissioner District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of White County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sparta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Sparta, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,030
Daytime Population: Workers 5,557
Daytime Population: Residents 3,011
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,568
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.70
Population in Households 4,832
Population in Familes 3,885
Population in Group Qrtrs 198
Population Density2 746
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $31,960
Average Household Income $48,049
Per Capita Income $19,550


Total Housing Units 2,343 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,284 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 766 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 293 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $99,140
Average Home Value $141,044


Total Households 2,050
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,347
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.29% 0.31%
Households 0.2% 0.28%
Families 1.11% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Sparta, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sparta to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 109 75th
Population Density # 139 68th
Diversity Index # 167 61st
Median Household Income # 360 16th
Per Capita Income # 309 28th

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