Sparks, NV 

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+61.1% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

118.6 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

8.5 / 5.9

summer / winter

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Sparks, NV

Sparks, Nevada is a vibrant city located in Washoe County. From its breathtaking views to its many cultural attractions, Sparks has something for everyone! Outdoor activities like the Sparks Marina Park and Wild Island Splash Pad will keep visitors entertained all day long. Plus, those looking for an educational experience can browse places like the Glendale Schoolhouse Museum or the Nevada State Railroad Museum. And when they've had their fill of activities, visitors can enjoy a delicious meal from restaurants like The Brew Brothers or Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas. With so much to offer, Sparks is an ideal destination for a memorable experience! Mid-sized city - Western Nevada, 15 miles east of the California border.
State: Nevada
County: Washoe County
Metro Area: Reno Metro Area
City: Sparks
Zip Codes: 89436 89431 89434
Cost of Living: 18.6% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 4400 ft above sea level
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What Bert Has To Say About Reno Metro Area

The self-described “Biggest Little City in the World” is growing up to be a not-so-little city, combining its traditional heritage as a transportation, mining, and gambling center with distinct features of a California satellite. Rapid growth has brought a more diverse amenity base and family-friendly environment that is quite desirable. A favorable tax climate and strategic location as a distribution point to northern California has generated commercial and industrial development.


The unemployment rate in Sparks is 4.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sparks jobs have increased by 4.6%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Sparks's cost of living is 18.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Sparks's Cost of Living

June, September and May are the most pleasant months in Sparks, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Washoe county remained Democratic, 50.8% to 46.3%. More Voting Stats

Sparks's population is 106,900 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 10.9%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 21.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Sparks is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.7%.

Sparks public schools spend $9,785 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.5 students per teacher in Sparks. More Education

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Housing Market in Sparks

It's a good time to buy in Sparks. Home Appreciation is up 4.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Sparks is .

Reviews for Sparks   14 Reviews
My town - 5/14/2013
Nice place to live. Lots of events, recreation, and... Read More

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What do I think about living in sparks, Nevada - 11/10/2011
LOVE it! Fifth generation Reno/Sparks native. Paternal great grandparents born and raised in Reno. Sparks has an old fashioned home town feeling. I love Sparks! Great... Read More

Weather here is great! - 9/23/2008
Do not listen to the Californian. Sparks has all 4 seasons. It does snow here but the snow is very wet and melts quickly and it does not snow six months out of the year.... Read More

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