Sparta, New York

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Sparta is a town in Livingston County, New York, United States. The population was 1,627 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Sparta is in the southeast part of the county and is north of Dansville, NY.



The area was first settled around 1794. Sparta was established in 1789 before the establishment of Livingston County. Eventually, Sparta was diminished by the removal of land for other towns, including Springwater (1816), West Sparta (1846), and Groveland (1856). Sparta also received territory from other towns: Dansville (in Steuben County) (1822) and Groveland (1856).

Former residents of note


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total of 27.7 square miles (71.8 km²), all land.

A small part of the south town line is the border of Steuben County.

New York State Route 255 (now decommissioned) joined New York State Route 256 in Sparta. New York State Route 63 is a north-south highway in the western part of the town.

Conesus Inlet, flowing toward Conesus Lake, is in the northwest part of the town.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,627 people, 595 households, and 462 families residing in the town. The population density was 58.6 people per square mile (22.6/km²). There were 627 housing units at an average density of 22.6/sq mi (8.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.62% White, 0.68% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.86% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

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