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Welcome to Sparta ...

The city of Sparta is located in Monroe County<1> and is the County Seat for Monroe County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sparta has a population of 9,832 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Sparta.

Sparta is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Sparta lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Sparta is within the (608) area code.

Websites for Sparta ...

Official Website: www.spartawisconsin.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sparta had an population of 9,832 people. This is an increase of 3.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sparta had a population of 9,522 people (which is 21.31% of the total population of Monroe County). This makes Sparta the county's most populous community.

The population of Sparta represents 0.17% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 95th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,522 people, the population of Sparta increased 10.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,648 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, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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.

  • Tomah [Monroe County]
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    • Tomah [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Sparta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,363 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tomah have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tomah
  • West Salem [La Crosse County]
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    • West Salem [La Crosse County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Sparta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,013 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Salem
  • Hamilton [La Crosse County]
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    • Hamilton [La Crosse County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Sparta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,540 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
  • Westby [Vernon County]
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    • Westby [Vernon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Sparta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,254 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Farmington [La Crosse County]
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      • Farmington [La Crosse County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Sparta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
    • Greenfield [La Crosse County]
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      • Greenfield [La Crosse County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Sparta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,142 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • La Grange [Monroe County]
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      • La Grange [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Sparta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,063 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Grange have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grange
    • Little Falls [Monroe County]
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      • Little Falls [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Sparta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,602 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Falls
    • Medary [La Crosse County]
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      • Medary [La Crosse County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Sparta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medary have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medary
    • Tomah [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tomah
      • Tomah [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Sparta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,470 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tomah have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tomah

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 14 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Sparta, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with 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).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sparta on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Monroe County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sparta: www.spartawisconsin.org/

The official website for Monroe County: www.co.monroe.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Monroe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sparta.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sparta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sparta. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SpartaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sparta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.9444, Longitude: -90.8124    
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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