Sparta, NC
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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.

Sparta is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Sparta is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Sparta who work in sales jobs (13.88%), healthcare suport services (11.19%), and office and administrative support (9.55%).

The town 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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Sparta spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.90 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Sparta is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The population of Sparta has a very low overall level of education: only 9.79% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Sparta in 2010 was $16,473, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,892 for a family of four. Sparta also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.41% 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 Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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

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