Sparta, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Sparta, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Sparta had a population of 1,897 as of July 1, 2018. Sparta ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sparta is located at latitude 37.0012 and longitude -93.0816 in Christian County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sparta encompass a land area of 1.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Christian County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,404 feet.

The City of Sparta (GNIS ID: 2395922) 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 Township of Sparta, a minor civil division (MCD) of Christian County.

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Sparta, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,897
Population in Households 1,897
Population in Familes 1,600
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,532
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $39,472
Average Household Income $47,698
Per Capita Income $18,205


Total Housing Units 819 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 509 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 233 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $114,857
Average Home Value $177,264


Total Households 742
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 529
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.94% 1.12%
Households 0.78% 1.06%
Families 1.29% 1.0%
Median Household Income   5.01%
Per Capita Income   3.62%

Sparta, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sparta to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 268 74th
Population Density # 160 85th
Diversity Index # 612 41st
Median Household Income # 692 33rd
Per Capita Income # 904 13th

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