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Sparta is a city in Randolph County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Sparta. For links to other places called Sparta, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Sparta is 38.123N. The longitude is -89.701W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 528 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,434.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sparta demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Randolph 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 62286 ZIP code.
30% of Sparta residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $16,343, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Sparta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Sparta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $306. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $671.
Libraries in Sparta include Sparta Public Library ... View libraries
Randolph 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.
Hotels in Sparta include Best Western Sparta.
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