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Sparta, North Carolina
Welcome to Sparta ...
The location of Sparta has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Sparta has a population of 1,716 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Sparta.
Sparta is 2,860 feet [872 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Sparta is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Sparta lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Sparta: (336)
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sparta had an population of 1,716 people. This is a decrease of 3.05% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.56% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Sparta had a population of 1,770 people (or 15.87% of the total population of Alleghany County). This makes Sparta the county's most populous community.
The population of Sparta represents 0.02% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 262nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,770 people, the population of Sparta decreased 2.59% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,817 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Sparta.
Communities Also Named Sparta ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Sparta - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sparta.
Communities near Sparta ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sparta.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sparta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sparta.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sparta. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sparta.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sparta. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sparta.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sparta ...
Looking for more information about Sparta? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Sparta, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sparta.
Adding Sparta to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Sparta in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sparta was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Sparta on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sparta on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022