Sparta, Missouri

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Sparta is a city in Christian County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,144 at the 2000 census. In 2006 the population was estimated to be around 1,600. Sparta is the 3rd largest city in Christian County in terms of population. The city's website is

Sparta is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Sparta is located in missouri 37°0′1″N 93°5′0″W / 37.00028°N 93.083333°W / 37.00028; -93.083333 (37.000320, -93.083407)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,144 people, 463 households, and 324 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,304.3 people per square mile (501.9/km²). There were 509 housing units at an average density of 580.3/sq mi (223.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.50% White, 0.26% African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.22% of the population.

There were 463 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.92.

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