City Facts

(Source: Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association, 2014 Community Data Profile at www.mtida.org/datasheets/sparta.pdf

 

Population: (2010 estimates)

Sparta 4,925 White County 25,841

 

Location:

Latitude -- N35º 55.56'

Longitude -- W85º 27.85

Elevation: 925 ft.

 

Distance from Cookeville -- 15 miles

Distance from Nashville -- 80 miles

 

Climate:

Average annual temperature -- 58.3 degrees

Average high temperature -- 71.1 degrees

Average low temperature -- 45.6 degrees

Average annual precipitation -- 54.16 inches

Average annual snowfall -- 5.5 inches

Mean freeze-free days -- 190

 

Tax Structure: (local)

Property tax (rate per $100)

City - $1.05

County - $1.85

 

Ratio of Assessment:

Residential - 25%

Industrial - 40%

Personal (equipment)

City - 30%

County - 30%

 

School tax -- none

Hotel/Motel tax -- 5%

 

Labor Force: (2012 annual average)

  County Labor Market Area
Civilian Labor 11,130 106,240
Employment 9,870 96,890
Unemployment 1,260 9,350
Unemployment Rate 11.3% 9.5%

 

Estimated Available Labor: (2013 estimates)

  County Labor Market Area
Total 1,140 9,140
Male 560 4,780
Female 580 4,360

 

Per capita personal income was $27,098 in 2012. Retail sales were more than $226 million in 2012. Bank deposits as of June 30, 2013, totaled more than $344 million.