Sparks is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 108,445 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Sparks is the fifth largest community in Nevada.
Housing costs in Sparks are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Nevada.
Sparks is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Sparks is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sparks who work in office and administrative support (12.39%), sales jobs (10.37%), and management occupations (9.38%).
The citizens of Sparks are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.36% of adults in Sparks having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Sparks in 2018 was $32,592, which is upper middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,368 for a family of four. However, Sparks contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Sparks is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sparks home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sparks residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Sparks also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.09% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sparks include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.
Sparks also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.74%.
The most common language spoken in Sparks is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.