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Welcome to Sparta ...
The city of Sparta is located in White County<1> and is the County Seat for White County.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Sparta has a population of 4,946 people<2> (see below for details).
Sparta is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Sparta lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Sparta (for example, toward Lakemont Heights), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
The telephone area code for Sparta: (931)
The ZIP code for Sparta: 38583<4>
We don't have a date for the establishment of Sparta.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sparta had an population of 4,946 people. This is an increase of 0.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.55% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Sparta had a population of 4,925 people (or 19.06% of the total population of White County). This makes Sparta the county's most populous community.
The population of Sparta represents 0.08% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 97th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 4,925 people, the population of Sparta increased 7.09% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,599 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Sparta.
Communities Also Named Sparta ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, 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 20 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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Sparta was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).
We also found Sparta in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Sparta.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 01 Jun 2023