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Sparta is a town in Alleghany County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the ancient city of Greece.
The latitude of Sparta is 36.505N. The longitude is -81.121W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,927 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,818.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sparta demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Alleghany 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 28675 ZIP code.
10% of Sparta residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $14,237, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% 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.
Median rent in Sparta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $262. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $665.
Libraries in Sparta include Alleghany County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Sparta include Alleghany News
Alleghany 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 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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Cons: The cons of living in Sparta: finding certain specialty ingredients for cooking (However, Lowe's Food did order two items for me and they still remain on the shelf...
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