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Sparta, Alabama

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Census Data for Sparta (aka 'Old Sparta') ...

So far, we have found very little information about Sparta. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Sparta to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sparta, please Contact Us.

As far as we can tell, Sparta<2> has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Sparta, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<3>
 Monroeville6,072   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
 Brewton5,432   S   18 miles [29 km]

Conecuh County ...

Sparta is located in Conecuh County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Conecuh County.

Population Rings for Sparta ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Sparta and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Sparta. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<5> We don't have the population of Sparta, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]34,244-6.25%
10 mi   [16 km]34,244-6.25%
15 mi   [24 km]44,510-6.22%
20 mi   [32 km]712,865-2.72%
25 mi   [40 km]1423,269-4.33%
30 mi   [48 km]2235,813-2.97%

Miscellaneous Information for Sparta ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Conecuh County or the community of Sparta:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Sparta:

GNIS ID for Sparta: 133160

GNIS ID for Conecuh County: 161543

GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 01 (Alabama)

County Code: 035 (Conecuh County)

Place Code: 72012 (Sparta)

State & County Code: 01/035 (Alabama / Conecuh County)

State & Place Code: 01/72012 (Alabama / Sparta)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Sparta would have been located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Sparta.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sparta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Sparta is also known as Old Sparta. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Sparta.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Sparta. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sparta) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sparta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3631, Longitude: -86.9872     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sparta have been estimated.

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<5>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sparta.