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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.


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Median household income
Local
$22,474
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sparta demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Bower's Store
· Gap Civil
Well-known residents have included:
· Del Reeves, singer
Local festivals include:
  • Alleghany County Fair - Aug. 23-25, 2007
  • Mountain Heritage Festival - Sept. 22, 2007
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Fair - July 27-28, 2007
  • Alleghany County Fiddlers Convention - July 20-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sparta web sites and events links in the sections below.

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

8% of Sparta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fall foliagePlaces to view colors: U.S. 221 South, N.C. 88 West

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sparta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $262.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $665.


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

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Newspapers in Sparta include Alleghany News

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Alleghany 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 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Sparta, NC

Pros: Sparta is quietley nestled between the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and the wonderous New River...

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...

This is a good place to Sparta and the surrounding community is a great place to hike or bike the trails, fish the streams, hunt the game, make new friends, take up new hobbies, join art classess, participate in community service work, attend festivals, enjoy a local lawn mower race or crash-up derby, utiize the Rifle Range, and most of all taking in a breath of that fresh mountain air.

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