Sparks, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sparks, Texas - Basic Facts

The Sparks Census Designated Place had a population of 5,234 as of July 1, 2016. Sparks ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sparks is located at latitude 31.6726 and longitude -106.2399 in El Paso County. The formal boundaries for the Sparks Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. El Paso County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,812 feet.

The Sparks Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408787) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Sparks Census Designated Place is located within El Paso East Division of El Paso County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sparks population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Sparks, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,234
Population in Households 5,234
Population in Familes 4,904
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,700
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 1,435
Average Household Size 3.65
Family Households 1,222
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,552 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 971 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 464 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $55,376
Average Home Value $75,464


Median Household Income $24,262
Average Household Income $29,043
Per Capita Income $7,935
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.34% 1.88%
Households 2.6% 2.01%
Families 2.58% 1.94%
Median Household Income   -0.28%
Per Capita Income   0.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sparks, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sparks to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 389 78th
Population Density1 # 107 94th
Diversity Index2 # 1522 13th
Median Household Income # 1684 4th
Per Capita Income # 1725 1st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.