Sparta, WI Population

Population: 8,648. Estimated population in July 2020: 8,827 (+2.1% change)
Males: 4,157 (48.1%), Females: 4,491 (51.9%)

Monroe County

Zip code: 54656

Median resident age: 36.6 years
Median household income: $33,397
Median house value: $74,600

Races in Sparta:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Black (0.7%)
  • Other race (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (44.9%), Norwegian (17.2%), Irish (15.5%), English (7.6%), United States (4.6%), Swedish (3.8%).

Elevation: 793 feet

Land area: 5.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Sparta

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sparta city

  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

1.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +682 (+8.6%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Sparta:

  • FRANCISCAN SKEMP MED CTR SPARTA HOSP (310 W MAIN ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sparta:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sparta:

Other public-use airports nearest to Sparta:

  • SPARTA/FORT MC COY (about 6 miles; SPARTA, WI; Abbreviation: CMY)
  • BLACK RIVER FALLS AREA (about 22 miles; BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI; Abbreviation: BCK)
  • BLOYER FIELD (about 23 miles; TOMAH, WI; Abbreviation: Y72)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sparta:

  • WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 25 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,973)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-LA CROSSE (about 30 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,669)
  • WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; WINONA, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,568)
  • SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (about 59 miles; WINONA, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,969)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 74 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 74 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,601)
  • LUTHER COLLEGE (about 79 miles; DECORAH, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,566)

Schools

Public high schools in Sparta:

  • SPARTA HI (Students: 853; Location: 506 N BLACK RIVER ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SPARTA HIGH POINT SCHOOL (Students: 41; Location: 201 E FRANKLIN ST; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • SPARTA AREA INDEPENDENT LRNG (Students: 29; Location: 201 E FRANKLIN ST; Grades: 08 – 12)
Private high school in Sparta:

  • SPARTA MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 17; Location: 604 WALRATH; Grades: 1 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sparta:

  • SPARTA MEADOWVIEW MIDDLE (Students: 613; Location: 1225 N WATER ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SPARTA MEADOWVIEW INTERMED (Students: 329; Location: 1225 N WATER ST; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • LAWRENCE-LAWSON EL (Students: 208; Location: 429 N BLACK RIVER ST; Grades: KG – 03)
  • SOUTHSIDE EL (Students: 174; Location: 1023 WALRATH ST; Grades: KG – 03)
  • SPARTA CHARTER PRESCHOOL (Students: 137; Location: 201 E FRANKLIN ST; Grades: PK – PK)
  • MAPLEWOOD EL (Students: 90; Location: 900 E MONTGOMERY ST; Grades: KG – 03)
  • CATARACT EL (Students: 68; Location: 6070 STATE HIGHWAY 27; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LAKEVIEW EL (Students: 57; Location: 711 PINE ST; Grades: KG – 03)
  • LEON EL (Students: 48; Location: 506 N BLACK RIVER ST; Grades: KG – 03)
  • SPARTA MONTESSORI CHARTER SCH (Location: 506 N BLACK RIVER ST; Grades: N – N )
Private primary/middle schools in Sparta:

  • ST PATRICK SCHOOL (Students: 141; Location: 316 W OAK ST; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST JOHNS EVANG LUTHERAN SCH (Students: 73; Location: 405 JEFFERSON AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • SPARTA AREA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: 114 E WISCONSIN ST POB 511; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Sparta:

  • SPARTA FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $336,902; Location: 124 W. MAIN ST.; 51,854 books; 2,257 audio materials; 1,712 video materials; 162 serial subscriptions)