Sparta, Wisconsin

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Sparta, Wisconsin
Skyline of Sparta, Wisconsin
Nickname(s): Bicycling Capital Of America
Location of Sparta, Wisconsin
Location of Sparta, Wisconsin
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Monroe
Government
 • Mayor John Sund Jr
Area[1]
 • Total 6.60 sq mi (17.09 km2)
 • Land 6.54 sq mi (16.94 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 9,522
 • Estimate (2011[3]) 9,602
 • Density 1,456/sq mi (562.2/km2)
Website www.spartawisconsin.org

Sparta is a city in Monroe County, Wisconsin, United States.[4] It is on the La Crosse River. Sparta is the seat of Monroe County. As of July 2011, 9,602 people lived there.

Geography[change | change source]

The city has a total area of 6.60 square miles (17.09 km2). Of this, 6.54 square miles (16.94 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.[1]

Climate[change | change source]

Sparta's location gives the area a temperate, continental climate. The warmest month of the year is July. In July, the average high temperature is 85°F (29°C). The average low temperature is 63°F (18°C). January is the coldest month. In January, the high temperatures averages 26°F (-4°C) and the low temperatures is about 6°F (-14°C)

Notable people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  4. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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