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Sparta is a town in Monroe County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Sparta. For links to other places called Sparta, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Sparta is 43.970N. The longitude is -90.871W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 997 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,750.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sparta demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Monroe 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 54653 ZIP code.
45% of Sparta residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $19,488, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Sparta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sparta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $422. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $908.
Monroe 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 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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