Sparta, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sparta, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Sparta had a population of 4,176 as of July 1, 2016. Sparta ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sparta is located at latitude 43.1578 and longitude -85.7092 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Sparta (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 758 feet.

The Village of Sparta (GNIS ID: 2399868) 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.

The Village of Sparta is located within Township of Sparta, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kent 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, 2016.

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Sparta, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,176
Population in Households 4,169
Population in Familes 3,313
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,697
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 1,662
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,073
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,804 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,018 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 644 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $102,292
Average Home Value $112,635


Median Household Income $38,387
Average Household Income $46,992
Per Capita Income $18,485
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.51%
Households 0.17% 0.54%
Families 0.21% 0.41%
Median Household Income   -0.05%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sparta, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sparta to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 193 72nd
Population Density1 # 173 75th
Diversity Index2 # 221 68th
Median Household Income # 508 27th
Per Capita Income # 600 13th

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