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Living In Sparta, IL

A small town located in Illinois, Sparta has approximately 4,000 residents. Retirees are a common sight, as they account for 22% of the population compared to 14% nationally. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just over 43, skews older than most cities in Illinois. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 31% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $620 per month, which is $432 per month less than the state average.

There are three primary industries in Sparta: healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Together, these industries account for 28% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in transportation, as 12% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Sparta workers earn an average annual income of just over $54K, about $23,000 less than the average Illinois resident. Sparta's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Sparta has a relatively high percentage of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (6%) compared to the state average. Additionally, 9% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.

Averaging about 25 minutes, the commute time for Sparta residents is shorter than the state average of about 32 minutes. Driving is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 45% of residents, while public transportation is not widely used. Walking (3%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.

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