Sparks, a small city in Nevada, has a population of slightly less than 97,000. The city's residents, at an average age of just under 39, skew younger than most cities in Nevada. The majority of residents own their homes in Sparks, and 42% of residents rent. At $1,094 per month, the average rent is roughly on par with the state average.
Sparks has an average commute time of about 24 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, opted for by 45% of residents, while public transportation isn't used extensively. Few workers commute on foot.
There are three primary industries in Sparks: retail, entertainment, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 22% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 9% of the city's population works in sales, making it the top field in the city. Sparks workers take home an average annual income of nearly $71K, roughly the same as the Nevada average. The city's average income also is nearly on par with the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (5%), Sparks has a relatively high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%). Additionally, 11% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have a Master's or Doctoral degree.