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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Sparta Township is located in Illinois with a population of 964. Sparta Township is in Knox County. Living in Sparta Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Sparta Township and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Sparta Township are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$563
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    20%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Sparta Township

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,719
National
$55,322
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