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, 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 (16.58%), sales jobs (11.70%), and management occupations (9.52%).
For the size of the city, public transportation in Sparks is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Sparks, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
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, 22.56% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Sparks in 2010 was $27,039, which is upper middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,156 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 27.65% 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.