Sparta, TN
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Sparta is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 5,096 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Sparta is the 121st largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sparta is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sparta is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sparta who work in office and administrative support (14.47%), food service (9.01%), and sales jobs (8.89%).

The city 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.

Being a small city, Sparta does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In Sparta, just 9.28% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Sparta in 2010 was $16,167, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,668 for a family of four. However, Sparta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sparta is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 German, English, French , and British.

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

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