Sparks, NV

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2022 Population
108,025
1.05% 1-year growth
US Senator
Catherine Cortez Masto
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jacky Rosen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37
1.86% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8.49%
3.89% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$82,938
12.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$423,500
20.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sparks, NV had a population of 108k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $82,938. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sparks, NV grew from 106,900 to 108,025, a 1.05% increase and its median household income grew from $73,678 to $82,938, a 12.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sparks, NV are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (12.2%), White (Hispanic) (10.5%), Other (Hispanic) (10.4%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.09%).

None of the households in Sparks, NV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.8% of the residents in Sparks, NV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sparks, NV are Career College of Northern Nevada (212 degrees awarded in 2022) and Milan Institute-Sparks (89 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Sparks, NV was $423,500, and the homeownership rate was 59.4%.

Most people in Sparks, NV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Sparks, NV was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sparks, NV is home to a population of 108k people, from which 91.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 16% of Sparks, NV residents were born outside of the country (17.3k people).

In 2022, there were 4.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.5k people) in Sparks, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.2k Two+ (Hispanic) and 11.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.8%
2022 Citizenship
91.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.8% of Sparks, NV residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sparks, NV was 91.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sparks, NV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    58.5k ± 1.79k
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    13.2k ± 2.1k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    11.3k ± 1.45k
34.2%
Hispanic Population
36.9k people

In 2022, there were 4.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.5k people) in Sparks, NV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.2k Two+ (Hispanic) and 11.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

34.2% of the people in Sparks, NV are hispanic (36.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Sparks, NV as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

16%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
17.3k people
15.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
16.9k people

As of 2022, 16% of Sparks, NV residents (17.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sparks, NV was 15.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,172 ± 293
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,819 ± 377
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    739 ± 182

Sparks, NV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sparks, NV employs 54.5k people. The largest industries in Sparks, NV are Manufacturing (6,454 people), Retail Trade (6,329 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,466 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($81,528), Utilities ($78,648), and Public Administration ($70,361).

Occupations

54.5k
2022 Value
± 2,012
−0.106%
1 Year decline
± 5.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sparks, NV declined at a rate of −0.106%, from 54.5k employees to 54.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sparks, NV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,227 people), Management Occupations (5,373 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,311 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sparks, NV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

54.5k
2022 Value
± 2,012
−0.106%
1 Year decline
± 5.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sparks, NV declined at a rate of −0.106%, from 54.5k employees to 54.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sparks, NV, are Manufacturing (6,454 people), Retail Trade (6,329 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,466 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sparks, NV, though some of these residents may live in Sparks, NV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,293
Median earning men ± $1,737
$37,427
Median earning women ± $2,543

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($86,420), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,471), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($59,909).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($101,500), Public Administration ($63,197), and Construction ($58,993).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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5.19%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.53M people employed in Nevada. This represents a 5.19% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 21.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nevada.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Nevada went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.05%).

Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen are the senators currently representing the state of Nevada. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nevada is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Nevada

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Catherine Cortez Masto
Senator from Nevada3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Jacky Rosen
Senator from Nevada1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen are the senators currently representing Nevada.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Nevada over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Nevada

Nevada is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nevada have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Sparks, NV awarded 301 degrees. The student population of Sparks, NV in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 191 male students and 170 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sparks, NV are White (143 and 47.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (111 and 36.9%), American Indian or Alaska Native (16 and 5.32%), and Black or African American (10 and 3.32%).

The largest universities in Sparks, NV by number of degrees awarded are Career College of Northern Nevada (212 and 70.4%) and Milan Institute-Sparks (89 and 29.6%).

The most popular majors in Sparks, NV are Medical Assistant (73 and 24.3%), Welding Technology (57 and 18.9%), and HVAC Maintenance (54 and 17.9%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.34% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.43% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (710k), Some college (606k), and Bachelors Degree (392k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sparks, NV was $423,500 in 2022, which is 1.5 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $351,100 to $423,500, a 20.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Sparks, NV is 59.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sparks, NV have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sparks, NV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sparks, NV is $82,938. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Sparks, NV was Census Tract 35.12 with a value of $144,044, followed by Census Tract 35.07 and Census Tract 35.14, with respective values of $133,500 and $126,369.

Property

$423,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,102
$23,952
Median Property Taxes
±$1,119

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sparks, NV the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Sparks, NV compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

59.4%
Homeownership
2022
71.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.4% of the housing units in Sparks, NV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.5%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Sparks, NV compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 35.12
  2. Census Tract 35.07
  3. Census Tract 35.14

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sparks, NV was Census Tract 35.12 with a value of $144,044, followed by Census Tract 35.07 and Census Tract 35.14, with respective values of $133,500 and $126,369.

The following map shows all of the places in Sparks, NV colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$82,938
Median Household Income
± $2,599
40.3k
Number of Households
± 1,729

In 2022, the median household income of the 40.3k households in Sparks, NV grew to $82,938 from the previous year's value of $73,678.

The following chart displays the households in Sparks, NV distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sparks, NV is from Nevada.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Nevada
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Nevada

In 2022, the income inequality in Nevada was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.556% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Nevada was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nevada in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Nevada across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.9%)
  2. Carpooled (13.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.38%)

In 2022, 74.9% of workers in Sparks, NV drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.1%) and those who worked at home (7.38%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sparks, NV have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.89% of the workforce in Sparks, NV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sparks, NV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sparks, NV have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.49% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sparks, NV (9.1k out of 107k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sparks, NV is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.2% of the population of Sparks, NV has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.47% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washoe County, NV see 1292 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.05% decrease from the previous year (1319 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1433 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 289 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,292 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washoe County, NV

Primary care physicians in Washoe County, NV see an average of 1,292 patients per year. This represents a 2.05% decrease from the previous year (1,319 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washoe County, NV in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25% under 18 years, 22.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.83%
Uninsured
54.1%
Employer Coverage
11.9%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.47%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sparks, NV declined by 6.26% from 10.5% to 9.83%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sparks, NV changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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