Living in Sparks, NV

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Sparks SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
5
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
8

Sparks, NV Crime Report

2,948
Total Crimes
2,880.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
12.14%
Above National Average

Sparks, NV Cost Of Living

107
Sparks's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Sparks, Nevada Info Snack

Sparks is a city in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. It was founded in 1904 and incorporated on March 15, 1905, and is located just east of Reno. The 2010 U.S. Census Bureau population count was 90,264. It is the fifth most populous city in Nevada. It is named after the late Nevada Governor John Sparks, a member of the Silver Party.
Population
98,524
Unemployment
5.6%
Poverty
9.9%
Median Home
$275,100
Median Income
$60,785
Median Rent
$1,057

Sparks, NV Photos

Rankings for Sparks in Nevada

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Map Of Sparks, NV

Population over time in Sparks

Year Population % Change
2017 98,524 1.8%
2016 96,786 2.2%
2015 94,718 1.4%
2014 93,437 1.3%
2013 92,236 1.2%
2012 91,168 1.2%
2011 90,099 1.4%
2010 88,830 1.8%
2009 87,301 -
Crime/100k Sparks NV USA
Violent Crime 496.3 541.1 368.9
Murder 3.9 6.7 5.0
Robbery 85.0 127.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 341.0 330.4 246.8
Property Crime 2383.9 2438.2 2199.5
Burglary 556.9 584.7 376.0
Larceny 1500.7 1461.2 1594.6
Car Theft 326.3 392.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Sparks

White
58.1% (57,267)
African American
2.2% (2,187)
American Indian
1.1% (1,090)
Asian
5.6% (5,488)
Hawaiian
0.4% (426)
Other
0.1% (76)
Two Or More
3.1% (3,079)
Hispanic
29.3% (28,911)
Race Sparks NV USA
White 58.1% 49.9% 61.1%
African American 2.2% 8.6% 12.3%
American Indian 1.1% 0.9% 0.7%
Asian 5.6% 7.9% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.6% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.1% 3.4% 2.4%
Hispanic 29.3% 28.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Sparks, Nevada

Less than $10,000
4.6% (449,695)
$10,000 to $14,999
3.6% (350,539)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.2% (906,122)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.6% (847,871)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.7% (1,349,087)
$50,000 to $74,999
21.2% (2,084,340)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.5% (1,431,673)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.5% (1,531,606)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.6% (551,181)
$200,000 or more
3.6% (350,281)
Income Sparks NV USA
Less than $10,000 4.6% 6.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 3.6% 4.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.2% 9.2% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.6% 10.1% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.7% 14.1% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 21.2% 19.1% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.5% 13.4% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.5% 14.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.6% 5.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 3.6% 4.7% 7.0%

Gender in Sparks

Female
50.3% (49,588)
Male
49.7% (48,936)
Gender Sparks NV USA
Female 50.3% 49.8% 50.8%
Male 49.7% 50.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Sparks for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (5,911)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (6,896)
High School / GED
27.0% (26,601)
Some College
27.0% (26,601)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (8,867)
Bachelor's Degree
16.0% (15,763)
Master's Degree
6.0% (5,911)
Professional Degree
1.0% (985)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (985)
Education Sparks NV USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 27.0% 28.0% 27.0%
Some College 27.0% 26.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 16.0% 16.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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