Sparta, NJ Overview

Harmonizing sparkling lakes and scenic mountain views with picturesque farmland, Sparta Township offers a residential community that is rich in amenities.  Elevations in the township reach 1,200 feet for a natural variety of home settings, and many private lake communities have sprung up throughout the township.  One of the largest of these enclaves is Lake Mohawk, whose boardwalk and plaza are listed on the state and national historic registers.  Lake Mohawk also offers a country club with a golf course and numerous beaches and docking areas.  Recognized for its quality of life, Sparta attracts newcomers to a pleasing mix of residential, service, retail, and office areas scattered throughout the township.  The Route 15 corridor has attracted significant commercial growth and offers easy access to major arteries including Interstate 80.  Attractive housing and vast recreational amenities create a fine balance between rural and suburban living. 


Population Growth (since 2000) 5%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 514.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.872
Households w/ Children 39%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 45%
Median Year in Residency 4.55

Housing Inventory

Sparta, NJ Housing Inventory 596 712 5,890 5,890 596 712 5,890

Market Overview

163 listings with an estimated median price of $525,000

Price Count
$0 - 100K 27
$100K - 200K 14
$200K - 300K 6
$300K - 400K 13
$400K - 500K 21
$500K - 600K 13
$600K - 700K 20
$700K - 800K 8
$800K - 900K 11
$900K - 1M 5
$1M - Max 25
Property Type Count
Single Family 109
Condo 3
Commercial 26
Rental 8
Lots and Land 25

(Data as of 7/11/2024)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Sparta, NJ Population Demographics

Total: 18,993


Median Age: 44.25

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Sparta, NJ Temperature

Weather Risk

Sparta, NJ Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Sparta, NJ Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Sparta, NJ Highest Education Level Attained 2,210 1,949 1,128 191 93 2,250 4,840 2,210 1,949 1,128 191 93 2,250

Employment and Finance


Sparta, NJ Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $130,893)

Sparta, NJ Income by dollar range 88 79 141 95 94 138 69 63 73 292 471 799 765 566 1,830 583 250 206

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Sparta, NJ Crime

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