Sparta, IL

4,378 Population
11.2 square miles 392.5 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.0%
was 0.0%
 
Population Density
392.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
44.0%
was 40.6%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
1.8%
was 0.9%
 
Percent Under 18
15.6%
was 14.7%
 
Percent 65 and Over
17.9%
was 18.0%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
--
No Data Available
Percent Living in Poverty
20.7%
was 23.8%
 
Median Household Income
$40,365
was $37,264
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
43
44.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
186.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,143.2
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
2,047
was 2,031
 
Median Rent
$609
was $577
 
Total Building Permits
68
was 42
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,833
was 1,797
 
Homeownership Rate
62.6%
was 65.4%
 
Single Family Building Permits
2
was 42
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
183.5
was 182.1
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
23.8%
was 27.4%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
66
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
32.6
was 19.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
15.7
was 9.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
90.3%
was 92.6%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
83.5%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
96.9%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.3%
was 91.7%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
14.6%
was 14.7%
 

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