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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.
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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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sparta was $15,340, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Sparta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Sparta include Sparta Residential Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Sparta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $266. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $645.
Libraries in Sparta include White County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Sparta include Sparta Expositor
White County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sparta political report.
The average commute time for Sparta workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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