Sparks is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 98,345 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Sparks is the fifth largest community in Nevada.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sparks is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (17.54%), sales jobs (11.80%), and management occupations (9.86%).
The education level of Sparks citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.85% of adults in Sparks have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Sparks in 2010 was $26,290, which is upper middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,160 for a family of four. However, Sparks contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Sparks is an extremely 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 27.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sparks include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
In addition, Sparks has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.26%).
The most common language spoken in Sparks is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.