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Sparta is a city in Gallatin and Owen counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The population was 230 at the 2000 census.Sparta is home to Kentucky Speedway.GeographySparta is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.6 square miles, of which 5.6 square miles is land and 0.18% is water.HistorySparta began as a village named Brock's Station in 1802, and was incorporated as a town in 1852. Sparta became a stop on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad; the CSX railroad still runs through Sparta along Eagle Creek. Interstate 71 now is one mile from the city. In 1999, The Kentucky Speedway was built to eventually host a NASCAR Top Tier race. In 2000, the Truck Series raced the inaugural race and a year later, A Nationwide Series race was held the next year. Finally in 2011, NASCAR's Top Tier series came and hosted their inaugural race.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 230 people, 88 households, and 63 families residing in the city. The population density was 41.5 people per square mile (16.0/km²). There were 108 housing units at an average density of 19.5 per square mile (7.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.09% White, 3.04% African American, 0.43% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.61% of the population.
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