Sparta, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Sparta, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Sparta had a population of 4,188 as of July 1, 2018. 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 43.1609 and longitude -85.71 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Sparta 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.

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


Total Population 4,188
Population in Households 4,181
Population in Familes 3,287
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,702
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $40,652
Average Household Income $49,964
Per Capita Income $19,671


Total Housing Units 1,807 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,032 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 634 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $115,251
Average Home Value $124,370


Total Households 1,666
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,069
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 0.14% 0.19%
Households 0.16% 0.22%
Families 0.11% 0.06%
Median Household Income   3.66%
Per Capita Income   3.79%

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, 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 # 194 72nd
Population Density # 174 75th
Diversity Index # 216 69th
Median Household Income # 520 25th
Per Capita Income # 603 13th

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