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The City of Sparks is the 9th largest city in Nevada with a population of 108,669 as of July 1, 2021. Sparks ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nevada. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Sparks is located at latitude 39.5349 and longitude -119.7527 in Washoe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sparks encompass a land area of 36.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Washoe County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 4,413 feet.
The City of Sparks has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Nevada is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Sparks is located within Sparks Division of Washoe County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Sparks: Harriman.
|Total Population||108,669 (100%)|
|Population in Households||108,347 (99.7%)|
|Population in Families||86,388 (79.5%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||322 ( 0.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$71,389|
|Average Household Income||$85,637|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||22%|
|Per Capita Income||$31,966|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||43,308 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||24,070 (55.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||16,422 (37.9%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,816 ( 6.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$368,160|
|Average Home Value||$418,088|
|Housing Affordability Index3||117|
|Average Household Size||2.68|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.15%|
|Per Capita Income||2.58%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.63%|
The table below compares Sparks to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 9||94th|
|Population Density||# 9||94th|
|Median Household Income||# 37||73rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 68||52nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 47||65th|
|Diversity Index||# 25||82nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nevada Census Data Comparison Tool.