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Sparta is a city in White County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the ancient city of Greece

The latitude of Sparta is 35.925N. The longitude is -85.464W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 922 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,661.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$23,775
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sparta demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 21. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Lester Flatt, musician
Local festivals include:
  • White County Fair - Aug. 31-Sept. 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sparta web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Burgess Falls State Natural Area, South Carter Street Riverfront Park
Historic sites and museums: Rock House Shrine
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Sparta demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the White County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38583 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Sparta residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sparta ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sparta was $15,340, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

10% of Sparta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Sparta include Sparta Residential Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sparta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $266.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $645.


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Libraries in Sparta include White County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sparta include Sparta Expositor

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White County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sparta political report.

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The average commute time for Sparta workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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