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The Nevada state capital is Carson City.

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89431, 89434, 89436

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The population of Sparks is approximately 92,331 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 26,025 (2000), 33502 (2010).

The amount of land area in Sparks is 62.00 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sparks is 23.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.1 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sparks to Washington DC is 2423 miles. The distance to the Nevada state capital is 27 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sparks is positioned 39.54 degrees north of the equator and 119.73 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Sparks elevation is 4,410 feet above sea level.
Sparks per capita income is $22,465 (2009).
Sparks median income is $50,704 (2009).

The Sparks median home price is $224,600 (2009).

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Sparks location: in northwestern Nevada about 116 miles northeast of Sacramento, California. Other nearby communities include: Sun Valley, Reno, Spanish springs, Lemmon Valley-Golden Valley, Warm Springs-Truckee Canyon, North Valleys, Calrk and Verdi.

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Sparks history:

Sparks had a unique beginning. The parent of the town was the Southern Pacific Railway Company. In 1902, the Southern Pacific took over for the Central Pacific across Northern Nevada and they began by making a new route to save time and distance. Wadsworth was bypassed in the new route but here is where the Southern Pacific changed things up. They offered to give a deed to a city lot to everyone in Wadsworth and then they would pack up every house in town and move it to the new town. The lots were given out by a drawing and each recipient had to pay only $1.00 for their lot. Thus began the town of Sparks, Nevada.

The city was first known as East Reno, and also, for a time, as New Wadsworth and Harriman. In 1904, it was renamed officially as Sparks to honor the governor at that time, John Sparks. The city was incorporated in 1905 and the Governor hosted a big barbecue for the town at his nearby farm. Due to its location so close to Reno, it is often referred to as Reno-Sparks.

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The incorporation date of Sparks: March 15, 1905

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Sparks attractions:

Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off
held each year in late summer.

Sparks Heritage Museum
814 Victorian Avenue
Sparks, Nevada 89431
Phone: 775-355-1144

846 Victorian Ave.
Sparks, Nevada
Phone: 775-355-7711
Enjoy our nationally-acclaimed handcrafted house beers, among the best in America. Try a Wildhorse Ale, Jackpot Porter or an "Icky" (we'll explain it when you get here). We're popular for lunch and dinner: soups, salads, delicious specials, locally famous for ale-battered fish & chips. Evenings, music. Parking convenient.

Wild Island
Family Adventure Park
250 Wild Island Ct.
Sparks, NV 89434
Phone: 775-359-2927

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