Sparta, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sparta, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Sparta had a population of 293 as of July 1, 2017. Sparta ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sparta is located at latitude 38.6954 and longitude -84.9061 in Gallatin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sparta (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Gallatin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 509 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Sparta are located in Gallatin County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Owen County.

The City of Sparta (GNIS ID: 2405502) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Sparta is located within Warsaw Division of Gallatin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sparta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sparta: Brocks Station, Grandville Brocks Station.

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Sparta, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 293
Daytime Population: Workers 547
Daytime Population: Residents 142
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 689
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.35
Population in Households 293
Population in Familes 247
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 47
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $55,672
Average Household Income $70,167
Per Capita Income $24,958


Total Housing Units 131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $107,500
Average Home Value $146,563


Total Households 108
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 79
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.08% 0.94%
Households 1.07% 0.91%
Families 1.29% 0.75%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Sparta, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sparta to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 428 21st
Population Density # 539 0th
Diversity Index # 229 58th
Median Household Income # 130 76th
Per Capita Income # 187 66th

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