Sparta, NJ 07871 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 07871: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Sparta, NJ 07871

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Sussex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.04, Longitude -74.624
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 974
  • PO Box Addresses: 288
  • Residential Addresses: 7,689
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 144
    • Single Family Addresses: 7,545

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Sparta, NJ 07871 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,781
Daytime Population: Workers 8,107
Daytime Population: Residents 10,262
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,369
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 20,744
Population in Familes 18,824
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density2 495
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $123,804
Average Household Income $157,214
Per Capita Income $54,682


Total Housing Units 7,904 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,325 (80.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 894 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 685 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $413,680
Average Home Value $488,581


Total Households 7,219
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 5,749
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.3% -0.48%
Households -0.36% -0.53%
Families -0.33% -0.51%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

Sparta, NJ 07871 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 07871 to the other 579 ZIP Codes in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 157 73rd
Population Density # 447 23rd
Diversity Index # 474 18th
Median Household Income # 78 87th
Per Capita Income # 131 78th

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