Sparta, NC

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Population

1,726

0% growth

Median Age

45.3


Median Household Income

$21,776

3.64% growth

Poverty Rate

38.4%


Number of Employees

573

7.58% decline

Median Property Value

$104,800

5.07% decline

About

In 2017, Sparta, NC had a population of 1.73k people with a median age of 45.3 and a median household income of $21,776. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sparta, NC stayed from 1,726 to 1,726, a 0% change and its median household income grew from $21,012 to $21,776, a 3.64% increase.

The population of Sparta, NC is 80.7% White Alone, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.97% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Sparta, NC speak a non-English language, and 94.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Sparta, NC is $104,800, and the homeownership rate is 55.9%. Most people in Sparta, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Sparta, NC is 3 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Sparta, NC employs 573 people. The largest industries in Sparta, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (113 people), Construction (102 people), and Retail Trade (83 people), and the highest paying industries are Other Services Except Public Administration ($41,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($33,750), and Transportation & Warehousing ($33,750).

Median household income in Sparta, NC is $21,776. Males in Sparta, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Sparta, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$21,776

2017 value

± $3,790

3.64%

1 Year Growth

± 22.1%

Households in Sparta, NC have a median annual income of $21,776, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $21,012 in 2016, which represents a 3.64% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sparta, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9501

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sparta, NC was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $40,843, followed by Census Tract 9502 and N/A, with respective values of $29,481 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

38.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sparta, NC (616 out of 1.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    459 ± 102

  2. Hispanic

    174 ± 98

  3. Other

    115 ± 88

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sparta, NC 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

573

2017 Value

± 134

-7.58%

1 Year decline

± 34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sparta, NC declined at a rate of -7.58%, from 620 employees to 573 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sparta, NC, are Production Occupations (77 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (71 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (70 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sparta, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sparta, NC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (77 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (71 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (70 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sparta, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (3.5 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.45 times), and Production Occupations (2.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sparta, NC, by median earnings, are Management, Business, Science, & Arts Occupations ($43,750), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($43,229), and Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts, & Media Occupations ($36,719).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

573

2017 Value

± 134

-7.58%

1 Year decline

± 34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sparta, NC declined at a rate of -7.58%, from 620 employees to 573 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sparta, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (113 people), Construction (102 people), and Retail Trade (83 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sparta, NC, though some of these residents may live in Sparta, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Sparta, NC, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (113 people), Construction (102 people), and Retail Trade (83 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sparta, NC has an unusually high number of Construction (2.84 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.8 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sparta, NC, by median earnings, are Other Services Except Public Administration ($41,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($33,750), and Transportation & Warehousing ($33,750).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.8% of the population of Sparta, NC has health coverage, with 19.4% on employee plans, 35.6% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 0.686% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Sparta, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Sparta, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.2%

Uninsured

19.4%

Employer Coverage

35.6%

Medicaid

16.7%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

0.686%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sparta, NC declined by 19.2% from 17.6% to 14.2%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Sparta, NC is home to a population of 1.73k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Sparta, NC residents were born outside of the country (115 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sparta, NC is composed of 1.39k White Alone residents (80.7%), 260 Hispanic or Latino residents (15.1%), 34 Black or African American Alone residents (1.97%), 20 Two or More Races residents (1.16%), 12 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.695%), 5 Asian Alone residents (0.29%), 2 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.116%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sparta, NC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 7.7

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sparta, NC was 45.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Sparta, NC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Sparta, NC residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    115 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Sparta, NC residents (115 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sparta, NC was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

94.8%

2017 Citizenship

94.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.8% of Sparta, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sparta, NC was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    1.39k ± 242

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    260 ± 162

  3. Black or African American Alone

    34 ± 36

In 2017, there were 5.36 times more White Alone residents (1.39k people) in Sparta, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 260 Hispanic or Latino and 34 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Sparta, NC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Sparta, NC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Sparta, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Sparta, NC are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    58 ± 28

  2. World War II

    9 ± 7

  3. Korea

    8 ± 17

Sparta, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 6.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sparta, NC was $104,800 in 2017, which is 0.482 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $110,400 to $104,800, a 5.07% decrease. The homeownership rate in Sparta, NC is 55.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sparta, NC have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sparta, NC is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$21,776

Median Household Income

± $3,790

778

Number of Households

± 116

In 2017, the median household income of the 778 households in Sparta, NC grew to $21,776 from the previous year's value of $21,012.

The following chart displays the households in Sparta, NC 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 $10k - $15k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$104,800

2017 Median

± $11,425

$110,400

2016 Median

± $9,740

In 2017, the median property value in Sparta, NC declined from to $104,800 from the previous year's value of $110,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sparta, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sparta, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sparta, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sparta, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

55.9%

2017 Homeownership

51.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 55.9% of the housing units in Sparta, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sparta, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sparta, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sparta, NC have 3 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

19.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sparta, NC have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.16% of the workforce in Sparta, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.17%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.36%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sparta, NC was Drove Alone (87.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.17%) and those who Worked At Home (2.36%).

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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