Sparks, Nevada Houses for Sale

Located in the northwestern part of the state of Nevada and a city in Washoe County and is situated in the Truckee River. Sparks is geographically adjacent to the city of Reno and is part of the Reno-Sparks distribution center that is mainly residential. Sparks was originally named Harriman after the railroad company’s president and was then founded as a switching road and a repair center in 1904 for the Southern Pacific Railroad. The city was immediately renamed as Sparks in honor of the then Governor John T. Sparks of Nevada, who owns a nearby ranch and who unsuccessfully opposed the legislation to regulate the tariff of the railroads. Sparks then grew slowly until 1950 after a postwar building boom has seen its conversion into a suburb of the nearby Reno. And at the start of the 21st century, Sparks then became Nevada’s fourth-largest city.

Sparks, NV Prices for Houses for Sale

605,773 +13%
569,831 +15%

Relative Price (per sqft.)


Listings of Sparks Homes for Purchase

301 +322%
232 +27%

Market Duration of Homes Sold

28 +27%

Crime & Safety

Police Officers 108  
Police Civilians 51  
Total Arrests 1,907 (2020)
Total Incidents 5,706 (2020)
CrimeScore 35.07  
National Rank 3561st  
Statewide Rank 7th  

Local Statistics

Population 106,900 (0.02%)
House Size (sqft.) 1,934 (2.09%)

Criminal Offenses

Animal Cruelty 1
Arson 7
Assault Offenses 1,497
Bribery 1
Burglary/Breaking & Entering 422
Counterfeiting/Forgery 110
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 629
Drug/Narcotic Offenses 724
Embezzlement 31
Extortion/Blackmail 4
Fraud Offenses 712
Homicide Offenses 7
Kidnapping/Abduction 40
Larceny/Theft Offenses 1,435
Motor Vehicle Theft 327
Pornography/Obscene Material 2
Robbery 76
Sex Offenses 157
Sex Offenses, Non-forcible 4
Stolen Property Offenses 158
Weapon Law Violations 154

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