Best Places to Live

Sparks, NV

Population: 104,771

Despite being located in a congressional district that leans to the right, Sparks, Nev., offers a more moderate political environment. Most Sparks residents voted for Barack Obama during the last two presidential elections. Locally, Republicans have found support in Sparks. Mayor Geno Martini, a Republican, has held his position since 2005.  

GovTrack classifies U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, who represents Nevada's 2nd Congressional District, as a moderate Republican. 

Residents here are likely to ...

  • drive a Cadillac.
  • eat at Qdoba.
  • shop at REI.
  • watch The Newsroom & The Bachelorette.
  • read Time magazine.

Sparks, NV Highlights

Obama won 50.8% of the vote here in 2012
Romney won 47.1% of the vote here in 2012
U.S. Representative: Mark Amodei, Republican