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The City of Sparta had a population of 9,690 as of July 1, 2016. Sparta ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sparta is located at latitude 43.9382 and longitude -90.8127 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sparta (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 784 feet.

The City of Sparta (GNIS ID: 1584181) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2016.

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Sparta, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,690
Population in Households 9,452
Population in Familes 7,076
Population in Group Qrtrs 238
Population Density1 1,287
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 4,086
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 2,421
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,446 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,641 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 199 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $111,270
Average Home Value $130,208


Median Household Income $43,789
Average Household Income $55,324
Per Capita Income $23,401
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.25%
Households 0.4% 0.31%
Families 0.57% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sparta, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sparta to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 89 89th
Population Density1 # 159 80th
Diversity Index2 # 123 84th
Median Household Income # 560 28th
Per Capita Income # 547 29th

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