Sparks, NV
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Sparks is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 96,094 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Sparks is the fifth largest community in Nevada.

Unlike some cities, Sparks isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sparks are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sparks is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sparks who work in office and administrative support (17.32%), sales jobs (11.72%), and management occupations (9.78%).

The education level of Sparks citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.88% of adults in Sparks have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sparks in 2010 was $26,185, which is upper middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,740 for a family of four. However, Sparks contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sparks is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sparks home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sparks residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Sparks also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.19% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sparks include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Sparks's cultural character, accounting for 16.86% of the city’s population.

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