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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sparta who work in office and administrative support (16.43%), sales jobs (11.50%), and maintenance occupations (8.83%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Sparta has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Sparta a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

The rate of college-level education in Sparta is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.13% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sparta in 2010 was $14,791, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $59,164 for a family of four. Sparta also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.39% 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, Scottish, and African.

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

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