Sparta, TN Demographics


Population (year 2000): 4,599. Estimated population in July 2005: 4,766 (+3.6% change)
Males: 2,115 (46.0%), Females: 2,484 (54.0%)

White County

Zip code: 38583

Median resident age: 41.4 years
Median household income: $23,775 (year 2000)
Median house value: $76,600 (year 2000)

Races in Sparta:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.3%)
  • Black (5.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (29.0%), Irish (8.9%), German (6.4%), English (5.8%), Scottish (1.8%), French (1.6%).

Elevation: 885 feet

Land area: 6.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Sparta

  • High school or higher: 59.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sparta city

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -151 (-3.2%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Sparta:

  • WHITE COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (401 SEWELL RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sparta:

  • COOKVILLE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 18 miles; COOKEVILLE, TN)
  • BAPTIST DEKALB GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; SMITHVILLE, TN)
  • RIVER PARK HOSPITAL (about 28 miles; MC MINNVILLE, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sparta:

  • LOVELL FIELD (about 65 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; ID: CHA)
  • SMYRNA (about 73 miles; SMYRNA, TN; ID: MQY)
  • NASHVILLE INTL (about 84 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; ID: BNA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sparta:

  • UPPER CUMBERLAND RGNL (about 9 miles; SPARTA, TN; ID: SRB)
  • SMITHVILLE MUNI (about 24 miles; SMITHVILLE, TN; ID: 0A3)
  • CROSSVILLE MEMORIAL-WHITSON FIELD (about 27 miles; CROSSVILLE, TN; ID: CSV)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sparta:

  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; COOKEVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,204)
  • CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; FT enrollment: 4,821)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA (about 63 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; FT enrollment: 6,914)
  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; FT enrollment: 3,490)
  • MOTLOW STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; Tullahoma, TN; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; MURFREESBORO, TN; FT enrollment: 16,617)
  • LEE UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; FT enrollment: 3,171)

Schools

Public high school in Sparta:

  • WHITE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,126; Location: 267 ALLEN DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Sparta:

  • VOLUNTEER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 46; Location: 959 OLD COOKEVILLE ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sparta:

  • WHITE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 969; Location: 300 TURNTABLE RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WOODLAND PARK ELEMENTARY (Students: 528; Location: 88 PANTHER DR; Grades: KG – 05)
  • FINDLAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 350; Location: 576 STATE ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • NORTHFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 570 SOUTH BUNKER HILL RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • CASSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 214; Location: 261 WILL THOMPSON RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • BON DE CROFT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 188; Location: 8095 CROSSVILLE HW; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Sparta:

  • WHITE CO MENNONITE CHRISTIAN D (Students: 31; Location: 260 PLEASANT HILL RD; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • INDIAN MOUND BOYS RESID CTR (Students: 16; Location: 3916 INDIAN MOUND ROAD; Grades: 7 – 11; Boys only)

Libraries

Library in Sparta:

  • WHITE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $142,211; Location: 144 SOUTH MAIN; 19,442 books; 464 audio materials; 406 video materials; 38 serial subscriptions)