Sparks, Nevada 

14 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and MapsHomes For Sale

Population

106,900

+10.9% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.7%

Median Income

$53,481

Median Home Price

$450,000

Median Age

37.8

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.5 / 5.9

summer / winter


Download our City ReportsDownload our City Reports

Best Places to Live in Sparks, Nevada

Mid-sized city - Western Nevada, 15 miles east of the California border. June, September and May are the most pleasant months in Sparks, while December and January are the least comfortable months.
State: Nevada
County: Washoe County
Metro Area: Reno Metro Area
City: Sparks
Zip Codes: 89436 89431 89434
Cost of Living: 15.7% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 4400 ft above sea level

New! Data for all 32,900 zip codes in one easy-to-use Excel file

Sparks, Nv Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pros
Tax climate
Attractive setting
Nearby mountains
Cons
Growth and sprawl
Rapid cost increases
Employment sustainability

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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
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

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Sparks's cost of living is 15.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Sparks's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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

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

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

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

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Sparks is Real Estate: $450,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.1%.

SCHOOLS
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



Best Places to Live in Sparks Rankings


Housing Market in Sparks

It's a good time to buy in Sparks. Home Appreciation is up 23.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Sparks is $450,000.
Real Estate: See Homes

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

Start Your Review of Sparks


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


View More Data >

COMPARE COST OF LIVING
Compare Sparks, Nevada to any other place in the USA.

MAPS OF SPARKS, NEVADA
Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time. You can also use our New Interactive Map to explore places.Sparks,Nevada Map
ZIP CODES IN SPARKS, NEVADA
89436 89431 89434

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP

Members receive 10 FREE city profile downloads a month, unlimited access to our detailed cost of living calculator and analysis, unlimited access to our DataEngine, and more.

Try Now
Join BestPlaces