East Sparta Village History:

East Sparta is a village in Stark County,

 in the Canton-Massillon metro area.

The community is in the Eastern Standard time zone.

The latitude of East Sparta is 40.667N.

The longitude is -81.355W.

Town <strong>Documents</strong>

    • 2010 census

      As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 819 people, 328 households, and 229 families residing in the village. The population density was 487.5 inhabitants per square mile (188.2/km2). There were 349 housing units at an average density of 207.7 per square mile (80.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.3% White, 0.2% African American, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

      There were 328 households of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.2% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.95.

      The median age in the village was 42.3 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.4% were from 25 to 44; 28.7% were from 45 to 64; and 17.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.

    • 2000 census

      As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 806 people, 315 households, and 242 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,344.6 people per square mile (518.7/km²). There were 341 housing units at an average density of 568.9 per square mile (219.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.64% White, 0.25% African American, 0.37% Native American, and 0.74% from two or more races.

      There were 315 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.89.

      In the village the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

      The median income for a household in the village was $40,208, and the median income for a family was $41,964. Males had a median income of $29,267 versus $21,354 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,017. About 4.7% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

    • East Sparta was originally called Sparta, and under the latter name was laid out in 1815, and named after the ancient city of Sparta, in Greece.[6]

      On June 3, 2015 East Sparta’s 70-year-old water tower was dismantled