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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Sparta is a town in Michigan with a population of 4,332. Sparta is in Kent County. Living in Sparta offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Sparta and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sparta are above average.
About Sparta...
Population
4,332

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$709
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Sparta Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    91.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    91.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    159.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,457.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    22.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Sparta

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,169
National
$55,322
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Small town with lots of fun festivals and kids activities. Library that is very involved with multiple programs. A few stores, auto care, groceries, local only stores and restaurants. Just a joy to live here!
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I've grown up in Sparta my whole life. It's been quite an experience, but a great one to say the least. I have met my lifelong friends here and have had no problems in this town. One amazing thing is the community here. Sparta is on the smaller side, but because of that you will go out shopping in town and see multiple people that you know. Everyone in the schools know each other because we have all grown up together. If I had to change anything it would be to clean some areas around that may have trash lying around or plant some more plants and trees to make it even nicer.
I cannot fully express how much I love Sparta. I was raised there and lived in the village for 21 years. It is a very homey atmosphere and I never felt unsafe while I lived there. There are cute hole-in-the-wall stores and restaurants that I enjoy including Trini's and Sundaes at the Park. I enjoy the Town and Country Days (a festival) during the summer. Also, the school system was great! I personally graduated from Sparta and I must emphasize the fact that the teachers were always loving, passionate, and educated. Sparta is not far from Grand Rapids so grocery shopping and night-life entertainment is only 20-25 minutes away. Overall, I would not have chosen to be raised in a better community.