Income/capita 47%
Household income 60%
Unemployment 54%
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Income per capita$15,862$26,678$29,829
Median household income$22,310$51,037$55,322
Median income owner occupied$25,694$65,914$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,250$32,100$35,192
Median earnings male$23,477$34,871$36,919
Median earnings female$19,671$25,493$26,250
Unemployment rate7.2%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level39.3%17.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Sparta is 47% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Sparta is 60% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Sparta is 54% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Sparta is 160% higher than the national average

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      Sparta employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.8%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector3.5%2.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%2.8%
      Wholesale & retail services8.7%3.5%
      Public administration4.8%14.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities19.0%5.6%
      Education, health & social services34.2%63.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      White Plains, GA269$27,32150.6%
      Hardwick, GA3,356$24,16756.3%
      Sparta, GA1,743$22,31059.7%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Forest Lake, IL1,743$85,76955.0%
      Williamsport, IN1,743$42,66722.9%
      Clearwater, MN1,743$67,54622.1%
      Glen Lyon, PA1,743$32,81340.7%
      Pond Inlet, NU1,743n/a 
      Sparta, GA1,743$22,31059.7%
      Source: The Sparta, GA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).