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Sparks, NV

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About Sparks, NV

Sparks, NV is located in Washoe County in the state of Nevada.

The total City Population for Sparks is about 106,900 with about 1,089 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $350,284, which is roughly 16% higher than the Average Home Value of $293,346 for the state of Nevada, and roughly 38% higher than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $73,678, which is roughly 15% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $62,811 for the state of Nevada, and roughly 12% higher higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

Sparks Population 106,900
Average Home Value $350,284
Median Household Income $73,678
Median Age 37.7
Unemployment Rate 6.1%
Politics 50.82% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.23
Male Population Estimate: 50.7%
Female Population Estimate: 49.3%
Median Age: 37.7
Male Median Age: 29.7
Female Median Age: 31.4

Racial Demographic Estimates



Washoe County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Catherine Cortez Masto
U.S. Senator
Catherine Cortez Masto
Democratic Party
Jacky Rosen
U.S. Senator
Jacky Rosen
Democratic Party
Joe Lombardo
State governor
Joe Lombardo
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 50.82%
Republican: 46.3%
Other: 1.48%
Libertarian: 1.4%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Sparks specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Washoe County: About 4.6971 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Washoe County: About 438.616 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Washoe County is about 16% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 34% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Sparks is about 6.1%.

Nevada is ranked #19 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 55.81 out of 100.

19th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 62.43

The average living wage for the state of Nevada is $30.4/hr, while the states minimum wage is $9.75/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Nevada a minimum wage score of 53.11 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $9.75/hr, which gives Nevada a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 100 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Nevada is $202.80, resulting in a UI benefit score of 45.07 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
Nevada does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Nevada does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Nevada does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
Nevada does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Nevada does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Nevada does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Nevada does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Nevada does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Nevada does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Nevada does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Nevada does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Nevada does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Nevada does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
Nevada does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Nevada does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Nevada does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
Nevada does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Nevada does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Nevada does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Nevada does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 89431, 89432, 89434, 89435, 89436 (5 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 39.573600
Longitude: -119.716100
TimeZone: Pacific (GMT -08:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: West
Average Elevation: 4856.5 ft.
Area Code(s): 775