City Facts

(Source: Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association, 2012 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 degrees

Average high temperature -- 89.0 degrees

Average low temperature -- 28.0 degrees

Average annual precipitation -- 55.76 inches

Average annual snowfall -- 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: (2010 annual average)

  County Labor Market Area
Civilian Labor 10,900 104,330
Employment 9,600 93,450
Unemployment 1,300 10,880
Unemployment Rate 11.9% 11.3%

 

Estimated Available Labor: (2012 estimates)

  County Labor Market Area
Total 1,380 11,280
Male 690 5,910
Female 690 5,370

 

Per capita personal income was $23,149 in 2009. Retail sales were more than $211 million in 2010. Bank deposits as of June 30, 2011, totaled more than $335 million.