Sparta, GA


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Sparta is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 1,293 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sparta is the 289th largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sparta is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sparta is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sparta who work in office and administrative support (17.41%), teaching (11.34%), and sales jobs (10.53%).

The population of Sparta has a very low overall level of education: only 7.03% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Sparta in 2010 was $10,306, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $41,224 for a family of four. Sparta also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.38% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Sparta is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sparta home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sparta residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Sparta include English, German, Russian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Sparta is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Indic languages.

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