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Sparta, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Sparta had a population of 4,229 as of July 1, 2017. Sparta ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sparta is located at latitude 38.1377 and longitude -89.7278 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sparta (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.27 sq. miles. Randolph County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 528 feet.

The City of Sparta (GNIS ID: 2395921) 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 Sparta Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Randolph 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, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,229
Daytime Population: Workers 2,946
Daytime Population: Residents 2,326
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,272
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 4,157
Population in Familes 3,222
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density2 379
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $43,349
Average Household Income $56,424
Per Capita Income $24,153


Total Housing Units 2,043 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,135 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 661 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 246 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $87,702
Average Home Value $105,903


Total Households 1,797
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,101
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 -0.24% -0.27%
Households -0.18% -0.26%
Families -0.3% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Sparta, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sparta to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois 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 # 370 73rd
Population Density # 1149 16th
Diversity Index # 265 81st
Median Household Income # 1070 22nd
Per Capita Income # 944 31st

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