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Population (year 2000): 8,648. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,827 (+2.1% change)
Males: 4,157 (48.1%), Females: 4,491 (51.9%)

Monroe County

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Median resident age: 36.6 years
Median household income: $33,397 (year 2000)
Median house value: $74,600 (year 2000)

Sparta, WI residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Sparta:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Black (0.7%)
  • Other race (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (44.9%), Norwegian (17.2%), Irish (15.5%), English (7.6%), United States (4.6%), Swedish (3.8%).

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Elevation: 793 feet

Land area: 5.5 square miles

Sparta,

For population 25 years and over in Sparta

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sparta city

  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

1.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +682 (+8.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Crosse, WI La (30.3 miles pop. 51,818).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Madison, (114.4 miles pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (259.7 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: WI (0.0 miles Sparta, WI (3.0 miles Angelo, WI (4.7 miles Leon, WI (7.8 miles Rockland, Melvina, WI (10.1 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 5 buildings, average cost: $119,600

Latitude: 43.94 N, Longitude: 90.81 W

Area code: 608


Sparta, Wisconsin business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.5%), Manufacturing (20.2%), Retail trade (12.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,088 (+12.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,345 (55.7%)


 

Crime in Sparta by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 4 4 5
    per 100,000 46.3 46.3 57.8
Robberies 2 1 3
    per 100,000 23.1 11.6 34.7
Assaults 10 24 13
    per 100,000 115.6 277.5 150.3
Burglaries 61 35 21
    per 100,000 705.4 404.7 242.8
Thefts 218 183 162
    per 100,000 2520.8 2116.1 1873.3
Auto thefts 14 8 7
    per 100,000 161.9 92.5 80.9
211.7 197.8 162.0


Average climate in Sparta, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sparta,

Sparta-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 13% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1965, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the Sparta city center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/19/1957, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 43.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Sparta:
  • FRANCISCAN SKEMP MED CTR SPARTA HOSP (310 W MAIN ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sparta:
  • TOMAH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; TOMAH, WI)
  • BLACK RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI)
  • VERNON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 148 (about 29 miles; VIROQUA, WI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sparta:
  • LA CROSSE MUNI (about 31 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; ID: LSE)
  • VOLK FIELD (about 39 miles; CAMP DOUGLAS, WI; ID: VOK)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY REGIONAL (about 78 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; ID: EAU)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sparta:
  • SPARTA/FORT MC COY (about 6 miles; SPARTA, WI; ID: CMY)
  • BLACK RIVER FALLS AREA (about 22 miles; BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI; ID: BCK)
  • BLOYER FIELD (about 23 miles; TOMAH, WI; ID: Y72)

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
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   3 $4,844
Other Government Administration 1 $4,468 $53,616 9 $2,803
Water Supply 4 $13,102 $39,306 0 $0
Local Libraries 4 $12,363 $37,089 4 $3,184
Other and Unallocable 3 $11,909 $47,636 0 $0
Sewerage 6 $18,385 $36,770 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 7 $19,933 $34,170 10 $1,627
Streets and Highways 8 $23,265 $34,897 0 $0
Police - Other 2 $4,756 $28,536 5 $1,882
Police Protection - Officers 13 $52,197 $48,181 4 $2,097
Financial Administration 4 $14,942 $44,826 0 $0
Totals for Government 52 $175,320 $40,458 35 $16,437


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sparta:
  • WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 25 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,973)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE (about 30 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; FT enrollment: 8,669)
  • WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; WINONA, MN; FT enrollment: 6,568)
  • SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (about 59 miles; WINONA, MN; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 74 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; FT enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 74 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; FT enrollment: 2,601)
  • LUTHER COLLEGE (about 79 miles; DECORAH, IA; FT enrollment: 2,566)
Public high schools in Sparta:
  • SPARTA HI (Students: 853; Location: 506 N BLACK RIVER ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SPARTA HIGH POINT SCHOOL (Students: 41; Location: 201 E FRANKLIN ST; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • SPARTA AREA INDEPENDENT LRNG (Students: 29; Location: 201 E FRANKLIN ST; Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high school in Sparta:
  • SPARTA MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 17; Location: 604 WALRATH; Grades: 1 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sparta:
  • SPARTA MEADOWVIEW MIDDLE (Students: 613; Location: 1225 N WATER ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SPARTA MEADOWVIEW INTERMED (Students: 329; Location: 1225 N WATER ST; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • LAWRENCE-LAWSON EL (Students: 208; Location: 429 N BLACK RIVER ST; Grades: KG - 03)
  • SOUTHSIDE EL (Students: 174; Location: 1023 WALRATH ST; Grades: KG - 03)
  • SPARTA CHARTER PRESCHOOL (Students: 137; Location: 201 E FRANKLIN ST; Grades: PK - PK)
  • MAPLEWOOD EL (Students: 90; Location: 900 E MONTGOMERY ST; Grades: KG - 03)
  • CATARACT EL (Students: 68; Location: 6070 STATE HIGHWAY 27; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LAKEVIEW EL (Students: 57; Location: 711 PINE ST; Grades: KG - 03)
  • LEON EL (Students: 48; Location: 506 N BLACK RIVER ST; Grades: KG - 03)
  • SPARTA MONTESSORI CHARTER SCH (Location: 506 N BLACK RIVER ST; Grades: N - N )
Private primary/middle schools in Sparta:
  • ST PATRICK SCHOOL (Students: 141; Location: 316 W OAK ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JOHNS EVANG LUTHERAN SCH (Students: 73; Location: 405 JEFFERSON AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SPARTA AREA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: 114 E WISCONSIN ST POB 511; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Sparta:
  • SPARTA FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $336,902; Location: 124 W. MAIN ST.; 51,854 books; 2,257 audio materials; 1,712 video materials; 162 serial subscriptions)
 

Sparta compared to Wisconsin state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Sparta:
  • WKLJ (1290 AM; 5 kW; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKTY (580 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WIZM (1410 AM; 5 kW; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WCCN (1370 AM; 5 kW; NEILLSVILLE, WI; Owner: CENTRAL WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WTMB (1460 AM; 1 kW; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sparta:
  • WCOW-FM (97.1 FM; SPARTA, WI; Owner: SPARTA-TOMAH BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVCX (98.9 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WIZM-FM (93.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: FAMILY RADIO, INC.)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WXYM (96.1 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOG (94.5 FM; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WHLA (90.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KQEG (102.7 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: WHITE EAGLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLSU (88.9 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: BD.OF REGENTS, UNIV.OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • KXLC (91.1 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K220EP (91.9 FM; LA CRESCENT, MN; Owner: FAITH SOUND, INC.)
  • WQCC (106.3 FM; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WWIS-FM (99.7 FM; BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: WWIS RADIO, INC.)
  • WKBH-FM (100.1 FM; WEST SALEM, WI; Owner: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Sparta:
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • WKBT (Channel 8; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: QUEENB TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WXOW-TV (Channel 19; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WLAX (Channel 25; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA, INC.)
  • WHLA-TV (Channel 31; LA CROSSE, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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