City Facts

(Source: Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association, 2019 Community Data Profile at www.mtida.org/datasheets/sparta.pdf

 

Population: (2018 Estimation)

Sparta 5,029 White County 26,969

 

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 -- 58.3 degrees

Average high temperature -- 70.9 degrees

Average low temperature -- 45.6 degrees

Average annual precipitation -- 54.14 inches

Average annual snowfall -- 5.0 inches

Mean freeze-free days -- 190

 

Tax Structure: (local)

Property tax (rate per $100)

City - $1.05

County - $2.05

 

Ratio of Assessment:

Residential - 25%

Industrial - 40%

Personal (equipment)

City - 30%

County - 30%

 

School tax -- none

Hotel/Motel tax -- 5%

 

Labor Force: (2017 annual average)

  County Labor Market Area
Civilian Labor 11,940 100,970
Employment 11,490 96,750
Unemployment 470 4,200
Unemployment Rate 4.0% 4.4%

 

Per capita personal income was $20,585 in 2018. Retail sales were more than $305 million in 2017. Bank deposits as of June 30, 2018, totaled more than $387 million.