Sparta, North Carolina

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Sparta is a town in Alleghany County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,817 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Alleghany County.[3]

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Geography

Sparta is located at 36°30′20″N 81°7′18″W / 36.50556°N 81.12167°W / 36.50556; -81.12167 (36.505639, -81.121718).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,817 people, 825 households, and 441 families residing in the town. The population density was 765.2 people per square mile (296.0/km²). There were 922 housing units at an average density of 388.3/sq mi (150.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.06% White, 1.98% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.20% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.71% of the population.

There were 825 households out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.5% were non-families. 41.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.71.

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