Sparta, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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Sparta, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Sparta had a population of 281 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Sparta, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 281
Population in Households 281
Population in Familes 238
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 45
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $59,264
Average Household Income $72,553
Per Capita Income $26,177


Total Housing Units 127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 77 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $123,684
Average Home Value $175,321


Total Households 104
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 76
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.44% 0.49%
Households 0.48% 0.38%
Families 0.66% 0.52%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

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, 2018 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 # 439 19th
Population Density # 539 0th
Diversity Index # 237 56th
Median Household Income # 125 77th
Per Capita Income # 187 66th

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