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Sparks is a city in Washoe County, in the Reno-Sparks metro area.
The community was named for Gov. John Sparks.
The latitude of Sparks is 39.535N. The longitude is -119.751W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 4,413 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 77,295.
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15% of Sparks residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sparks ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sparks was $21,122, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Sparks residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Sparks, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $628. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,201.
Libraries in Sparks include Mendive Community Library, Sparks Library ... View libraries
Washoe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sparks political report.
The average commute time for Sparks workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sparks between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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