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.
Sparks is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 population of Sparks overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Sparks, 22.85% 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 .
Sparks also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.26%.
The most common language spoken in Sparks is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.