Sparta, Georgia

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Sparta is a city in Hancock County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,265 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Hancock County[3]. It is part of the Milledgeville Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Sparta is located at 33°16′38″N 82°58′17″W / 33.27722°N 82.97139°W / 33.27722; -82.97139 (33.277269, -82.971467)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), all of it land.


According to the 2009 census[1] estimate, there were 1,265 people, 617 households and 385 families residing in the city. The population density was 835.4 per square mile (322.9/km²). There were 725 housing units at an average density of 397.9/sq mi (153.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 15.20% White, 83.70% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.33% Asian, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 617 households of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.4% were married couples living together, 31.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.20.

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