Sparta is a village in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 4,140 at the 2010 census. The village resides in Sparta Township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.47 square miles (6.40 km), of which, 2.46 square miles (6.37 km) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km) is water. The village is entirely within Sparta Township.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,140 people, 1,644 households, and 1,059 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,682.9 inhabitants per square mile (649.8/km). There were 1,782 housing units at an average density of 724.4 per square mile (279.7/km). The racial makeup of the village was 94.5% White, 1.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2% of the population.
There were 1,644 households of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.6% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.12.
The median age in the village was 34 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.3% were from 25 to 44; 21.7% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.1% male and 52.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,159 people, 1,618 households, and 1,093 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,703.9 per square mile (658.1/km²). There were 1,704 housing units at an average density of 698.1 per square mile (269.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.70% White, 0.63% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 1.88% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.58% of the population.
There were 1,618 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the village, the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.6 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $39,047, and the median income for a family was $45,822. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $26,121 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,920. About 4.9% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.
Sparta Michigan neighborhoods include: 10 Mile, Atkinson Street, Castle Woods Estate, Indian Lakes, lime lake area, Long Lake Dr / Division, Ridge Water, West Sparta