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Population (year 2000): 66,346. Estimated population in July 2005: 82,051 (+23.7% change)
Males: 32,784 (49.4%), Females: 33,562 (50.6%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 34.5 years
Median household income: $45,745 (year 2000)
Median house value: $143,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Sparks:

  • White Non-Hispanic (69.5%)
  • Hispanic (19.7%)
  • Other race (9.1%)
  • Two or more races (3.5%)
  • Black (2.4%)
  • Filipino (2.2%)
  • American Indian (1.9%)
  • Chinese (0.9%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (16.6%), Irish (13.8%), English (12.7%), Italian (7.3%), French (4.0%), United States (3.7%).

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Elevation: 4410 feet

Land area: 23.9 square miles

Sparks,

For population 25 years and over in Sparks

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sparks city

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 53.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

15.6% Foreign born (9.7% Latin America, 3.7% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +12,156 (+22.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: CA Sacramento, (137.7 miles pop. 407,018).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (389.6 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Valley, NV (3.9 miles Sun NV Reno, (6.2 miles Springs, NV (7.7 miles Spanish Valley-Golden Valley, NV (9.8 miles Lemmon NV Verdi-Mogul, (15.5 miles Springs, NV Cold (18.0 miles NV (24.1 miles Dayton, Village-Crystal Bay, NV Incline (25.9 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 463 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 1997: 481 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 1998: 705 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 1999: 649 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2000: 866 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 2001: 1084 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2002: 1026 buildings, average cost: $134,900
  • 2003: 1337 buildings, average cost: $144,400
  • 2004: 982 buildings, average cost: $158,700
  • 2005: 1289 buildings, average cost: $147,600

Latitude: 39.55 N, Longitude: 119.74 W


Industries providing employment: Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (20.2%), Educational,health and social services (14.7%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,120 (+6.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 12,316 (36.7%)


 

Crime in Sparks by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002
Murders 2 1 3 2
    per 100,000 3.0 1.5 4.5 3.0
Rapes 35 37 52 52
    per 100,000 52.8 55.8 78.4 78.4
Robberies 60 64 88 102
    per 100,000 90.4 96.5 132.6 153.7
Assaults 149 179 194 193
    per 100,000 224.6 269.8 292.4 290.9
Burglaries 549 653 598 673
    per 100,000 827.5 984.2 901.3 1014.4
Thefts 2,317 2,214 2,485 2,407
    per 100,000 3492.3 3337.1 3745.5 3628.0
Auto thefts 190 217 289 312
    per 100,000 286.4 327.1 435.6 470.3
316.7 335.3 381.9 392.4


Average climate in Sparks, Nevada

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sparks,

Birthplace of: Steve Portenga - Nextel Cup series NASCAR driver (born: May 22, 1970), Ken Visor - College football player (Nevada Wolf Pack).


Main business address for: ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (ELECTRIC SERVICES), Ormat Funding Corp. (ELECTRIC SERVICES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Sparks:
  • DINI TOWNSEND HOSPITAL NNMH (480 GALLETI WAY)
  • NORTHERN NEVADA MEDICAL CENTER (2375 PRATER WAY)
  • TAHOE PACIFIC HOSPITAL (2385 PRATER WAY)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sparks:
  • RENO/TAHOE INTERNATIONAL (about 6 miles; RENO, NV; ID: RNO)
  • LAKE TAHOE (about 50 miles; SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA; ID: TVL)
  • BEALE AFB (about 121 miles; MARYSVILLE, CA; ID: BAB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sparks:
  • SPANISH SPRINGS (about 7 miles; RENO, NV; ID: N86)
  • RENO/STEAD (about 12 miles; RENO, NV; ID: 4SD)
  • PARKER CARSON (about 25 miles; CARSON CITY, NV; ID: 2Q5)

Amtrak station:
SPARKS (1100 NUGGET AVE.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 34 $167,624 $59,161 1 $2,260
Other Government Administration 51 $263,924 $62,099 10 $2,834
Judicial and Legal 29 $159,669 $66,069 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 98 $501,672 $61,429 0 $0
Firefighters 88 $471,914 $64,351 0 $0
Fire - Other 6 $25,138 $50,276 0 $0
Streets and Highways 40 $202,384 $60,715 9 $14,668
Solid Waste Management 3 $10,441 $41,764 0 $0
Sewerage 81 $367,841 $54,494 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 39 $152,611 $46,957 197 $109,128
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $9,029 $54,174 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 42 $183,507 $52,430 1 $2,799
Police - Other 40 $149,190 $44,757 0 $0
Totals for Government 553 $2,664,945 $57,828 218 $131,689


College/University in Sparks:
  • PRATER WAY COLLEGE OF BEAUTY (Location: 1627 PRATER WAY; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sparks:
  • TRUCKEE MEADOWS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; RENO, NV; Full-time enrollment: 4,615)
  • WESTERN NEVADA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; Carson City, NV; FT enrollment: 2,167)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA-RENO (about 69 miles; RENO, NV; FT enrollment: 10,375)
  • SIERRA COLLEGE (about 117 miles; ROCKLIN, CA; FT enrollment: 9,313)
  • AMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE (about 128 miles; SACRAMENTO, CA; FT enrollment: 13,984)
  • YUBA COLLEGE (about 128 miles; MARYSVILLE, CA; FT enrollment: 5,593)
  • BUTTE COLLEGE (about 129 miles; Oroville, CA; FT enrollment: 7,061)
Public high schools in Sparks:
  • REED HS (Students: 2,328; Location: 1350 BARING BOULEVARD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SPANISH SPRINGS HS (Students: 1,772; Location: 1065 EAGLE CANYON DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SPARKS HS (Students: 1,239; Location: 820 15TH STREET; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • ACAD FOR CAREER ED CHARTER (Students: 124; Location: 1150 GREG STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Sparks:
  • LEGACY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 259; Location: 6255 PERAMID HY; Grades: KG - 12)
  • LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST CHRIST ACAD (Students: 20; Location: 2655 N ROCK BLVD; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Sparks:
  • MENDIVE, LOU MIDSCH (Students: 1,166; Location: 1900 WHITEWOOD DRIVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • SPARKS MIDSCH (Students: 930; Location: 2275 18TH STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • VAN GORDER ELEM (Students: 885; Location: 7650 CAMPELLO DRIVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • BEASLEY ELEM (Students: 871; Location: 2100 CANYON PARKWAY; Grades: PK - 06)
  • TAYLOR, A ELEM (Students: 830; Location: 252 EGYPTIAN WAY; Grades: PK - 06)
  • SPANISH SPRINGS ELEM (Students: 705; Location: 100 MARILYN MAE DRIVE; Grades: PK - 06)
  • DILWORTH, GEORGE MIDSCH (Students: 690; Location: 255 PRATER WAY; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • MOSS, MARVIN ELEM (Students: 654; Location: 2200 PRIMIO WAY; Grades: PK - 06)
  • SUN VALLEY ELEM (Students: 653; Location: 5490 LEON DRIVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • BENNETT, ESTHER ELEM (Students: 634; Location: 5900 SIDEHILL DR.; Grades: PK - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Sparks:
  • CHILDRENS WORLD LEARNING CNTR (Students: 125; Location: 2055 EAST PRATER WAY; Grades: PK - KG)
  • WINGFIELD SPRINGS COMM SCHOOL (Students: 64; Location: 6360 SPANISH SPRINGS RD; Grades: PK - 3)
  • HAPPY DAYS PRESCHOOL KINDERGAR (Students: 61; Location: 1231 PYRAMID WY; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HIS LITTLE SCHOOL (Students: 52; Location: 445 QUEEN WAY; Grades: PK - 6)
 

Sparks compared to Nevada state average:

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density significantly below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Sparks:
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIHM (920 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING)
  • KBZZ (1270 AM; 13 kW; SPARKS, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBDB (1400 AM; 1 kW; SPARKS, NV; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • KPTT (630 AM; 5 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KXEQ (1340 AM; 1 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: AZTECA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KPLY (1230 AM; 1 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQLO (1590 AM; 5 kW; SUN VALLEY, NV; Owner: THOMAS AQUINAS SCHOOL)
  • KXTO (1550 AM; 3 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: FIRST BROADCASTING OF NEVADA, INC.)
  • KHIT (1450 AM; 1 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KPTL (1300 AM; 5 kW; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: CASINO RADIO, LLC)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KHTK (1140 AM; 50 kW; SACRAMENTO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sparks:
  • KHXR (94.5 FM; SUN VALLEY, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KSRN (107.7 FM; KINGS BEACH, CA; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KJZS (92.1 FM; SPARKS, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • K285EQ (104.9 FM; VERDI, NV; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K254AK (98.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KRNV-FM (102.1 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • K211EB (90.1 FM; SPARKS, NV; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KLCA (96.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRNO (106.9 FM; INCLINE VILLAGE, NV; Owner: AMERICOM LAS VEGAS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODS (103.7 FM; CARNELIAN BAY, CA; Owner: AMERICOM, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDOT (104.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KOZZ-FM (105.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: LOTUS RADIO CORP.)
  • KKTO (90.5 FM; TAHOE CITY, CA; Owner: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KYWD (93.7 FM; SUN VALLEY, NV; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KTHX-FM (100.1 FM; DAYTON, NV; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • KNHK (92.9 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRNG-FM1 (101.3 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: SIERRA NV CHRISTIAN MUSIC ASSN INC)
  • KBUL-FM (98.1 FM; CARSON CITY, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNEV (95.5 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUNR (88.7 FM; RENO, NV; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO)

TV broadcast stations around Sparks:
  • KNPB (Channel 5; RENO, NV; Owner: CHANNEL 5 PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRNV (Channel 4; RENO, NV; Owner: SIERRA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K52FF (Channel 52; RENO, NV; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRRI-LP (Channel 25; RENO, NV; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KAME-TV (Channel 21; RENO, NV; Owner: BROADCAST DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION)
  • KUVR-CA (Channel 68; RENO, ETC., NV; Owner: RENO LICENSE, LLC)
  • KELM-LP (Channel 43; RENO, NV; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRXI-TV (Channel 11; RENO, NV; Owner: KTVU PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTVN (Channel 2; RENO, NV; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)

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