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Income/capita 43%
Household income 37%
Unemployment 73%
IndexSpartaKentuckyNational
Income per capita$17,129$24,802$29,829
Median household income$35,000$44,811$55,322
Median income owner occupied$46,875$56,922$70,586
Median income renter occupied$29,750$26,529$35,192
Median earnings male$30,000$32,723$36,919
Median earnings female$25,536$23,082$26,250
Unemployment rate8.1%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level29.9%18.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Sparta is 43% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Sparta is 37% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Sparta is 73% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Sparta is 98% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $23,331$35,000$70,000
      City
      $29,871$44,811$89,622
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Sparta median earnings by income bracket

      Sparta employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry15.3%4.1%
      Manufacturing sector32.2%14.3%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services3.4%8.2%
      Public administration8.5%2.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities15.3%0.0%
      Education, health & social services3.4%26.5%
      Other22.0%44.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Verona, KY1,145$70,00027%
      Ghent, KY434$50,1889%
      Glencoe, KY438$47,50014%
      Patriot, IN350$41,59125%
      Sanders, KY274$38,28131%
      Sparta, KY274$35,00037%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Greenview, WV274$70,86028%
      Gainesville, AL274$22,50059%
      Villarreal, TX274$68,75024%
      Little Browning, MT274$37,63932%
      Bodega, CA274$0100%
      Sparta, KY274$35,00037%
      Source: The Sparta, KY employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).