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Sparta is a city in Hancock County, in the Milledgeville metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the city of ancient Greece.
The latitude of Sparta is 33.275N. The longitude is -82.976W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 558 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,432.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sparta demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hancock County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 31087 ZIP code.
3% of Sparta residents report German ancestry, and 4% 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 $11,403, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Sparta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Sparta include Sparta Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Sparta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $133. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $700.
Libraries in Sparta include Hancock County Library ... View libraries
Hancock County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sparta political report.
The average commute time for Sparta workers is 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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