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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.


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$18,580
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sparta demographic reports
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Sinclair
Historic sites and museums: Glen Mary Plantation, Shoulderbone Plantation

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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.

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11% of Sparta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Sparta include Sparta Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Sparta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $133.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $700.


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Libraries in Sparta include Hancock County Library ... View libraries

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Hancock County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sparta political report.

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The average commute time for Sparta workers is 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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