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Sparta, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The City of Sparta had a population of 9,747 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 9,747
Daytime Population: Workers 7,480
Daytime Population: Residents 4,874
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,354
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 9,515
Population in Familes 7,095
Population in Group Qrtrs 232
Population Density2 1,295
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $48,784
Average Household Income $60,025
Per Capita Income $25,360


Total Housing Units 4,340 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,416 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,698 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 227 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $113,736
Average Home Value $134,783


Total Households 4,113
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 2,431
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 0.35% 0.4%
Households 0.43% 0.46%
Families 0.55% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

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, 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 # 90 89th
Population Density # 159 80th
Diversity Index # 123 84th
Median Household Income # 515 34th
Per Capita Income # 515 34th

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