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, Sparta isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sparta are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sparta is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sparta who work in office and administrative support (13.00%), sales jobs (11.82%), and teaching (7.62%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Sparta is worth considering.

As is often the case in a small city, Sparta doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In Sparta, just 8.42% 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 $17,359, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,436 for a family of four. However, Sparta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Sparta also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.78% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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, Italian, and French .

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

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