Sparta is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,726 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sparta is the 322nd largest community in North Carolina.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Sparta is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.99% of the Sparta workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Sparta is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Sparta who work in sales jobs (10.21%), office and administrative support (9.95%), and management occupations (8.89%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Sparta has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Sparta has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Sparta than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Sparta may be for you.
Being a small town, Sparta does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Sparta, just 10.38% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Sparta in 2010 was $14,882, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,528 for a family of four. Sparta also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.51% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Sparta is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sparta include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Sparta is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hungarian.