Sparks, Georgia

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Sparks, Georgia
Sparks City Hall
Sparks City Hall
Location in Cook County and the state of Georgia
Location in Cook County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°10′9″N 83°26′23″W / 31.16917°N 83.43972°W / 31.16917; -83.43972Coordinates: 31°10′9″N 83°26′23″W / 31.16917°N 83.43972°W / 31.16917; -83.43972
CountryUnited States
 • Total4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
 • Land3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
240 ft (73 m)
 • Total2,052
 • Estimate 
 • Density525/sq mi (202.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)229
FIPS code13-72556[3]
GNIS feature ID0333097[4]

Sparks is a town in Cook County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,052 at the 2010 census.[5]


Sparks is located near the center of Cook County at 31°10′09″N 83°26′23″W / 31.169210°N 83.439757°W / 31.169210; -83.439757.[6] It is bordered on the south by the city of Adel, the county seat. U.S. Route 41 passes through the center of the town as Goodman Street. Interstate 75 runs through the west side of the town, with access from Exit 41. Tifton is 20 miles (32 km) to the north, and Valdosta is 26 miles (42 km) to the south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Sparks has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.7 km2), of which 3.9 square miles (10.1 km2) is land and 0.23 square miles (0.6 km2), or 5.64%, is water.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20162,002[1]−2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,755 people, 644 households, and 443 families residing in the town. The population density was 480.3 people per square mile (185.6/km²). There were 743 housing units at an average density of 203.3 per square mile (78.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 53.16% White, 43.65% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 1.60% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.42% of the population.

There were 644 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 20.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the town, the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,806, and the median income for a family was $29,861. Males had a median income of $22,583 versus $16,087 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,779. About 19.6% of families and 26.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.9% of those under age 18 and 28.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Sparks town, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.

Sparks is home to several manufacturing companies, including BASF. The BASF Sparks facility is located in Cook County, Georgia. Products / Uses: Granular and liquid fungicides and insecticides used in the agricultural industry.

Community Relations: The Sparks site and its employees are committed to building partnerships with community residents and local organizations to help strengthen the community. THe site participates and contributes to a wide range of community programs, including: Member of the Cook County Chamber of Commerce, Community educational programs, Cook County Livestock Association, American Cancer Society and Scholarship awards for colleges.

Economic Impact: Annual payroll of $8.9 million; Payment of $460,887 in real estate and personal property taxes; Capital investment of $3.5 million.