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Sparks
  • Suburb of Reno, NV

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Sparks is a suburb of Reno with a population of 100,589. Sparks is in Washoe County. Living in Sparks offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sparks there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Sparks and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Sparks are above average.

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About Sparks...
Population
100,589

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$301,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,138
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    280.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0.9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    71.7
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    71.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    483.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,449.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    354.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    national  12%

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