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Sparta is a township in Sussex County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for the ancient state of Greece
The latitude of Sparta is 41.033N. The longitude is -74.638W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 984 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 18,080.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sparta demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sussex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07439 ZIP code.
17% of Sparta residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sparta ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sparta was $36,910, compared with $21,587 nationally.
50% of Sparta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Sparta include White Deer Plaza and Boardwalk District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Sparta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $710. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,944.
Libraries in Sparta include Sparta Public Library ... View libraries
Sussex County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sparta political report.
The average commute time for Sparta workers is 40 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sparta between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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