Location in Dallas County and the state of Arkansas
|• Total||1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)|
|• Land||1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||171 ft (52 m)|
|• Density||450.8/sq mi (172.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0058666|
Sparkman is located at (33.917201, -92.848763).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 586 people, 237 households, and 167 families residing in the city. The population density was 451.4 people per square mile (174.0/km²). There were 291 housing units at an average density of 224.2/sq mi (86.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 50.85% White, 42.15% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 6.48% from other races, and 0.17% from two or more races. 6.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 237 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 18.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $25,208, and the median income for a family was $32,875. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $20,795 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,492. About 14.0% of families and 21.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.4% of those under age 18 and 18.6% of those age 65 or over.
Sparkman Elementary School and Sparkman High School with an enrollment of 230 pupils K-12 are now part of the (Camden) Harmony Grove School District. Sparkman athletics teams are known as the Raiders. They compete at the 1A level in girls and boys basketball, baseball, and softball. Sparkman had a football team until they consolidated in 2004. They were very competitive for many years in which they played in state playoff games, sometimes with only 16 players.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Sparkman has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Climate Summary for Sparkman, Arkansas