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New Sharon, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of New Sharon had a population of 1,349 as of July 1, 2016. New Sharon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New Sharon is located at latitude 41.4701 and longitude -92.6509 in Mahaska County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Sharon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mahaska County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 876 feet.

The City of New Sharon (GNIS ID: 2395214) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of New Sharon is located within Township of Prairie, a minor civil division (MCD) of Mahaska County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Sharon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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New Sharon, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,349
Population in Households 1,349
Population in Familes 1,166
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,440
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 562
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 411
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 590 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 439 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $150,968


Median Household Income $61,129
Average Household Income $71,283
Per Capita Income $27,454
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.46%
Households 0.7% 0.42%
Families 1.78% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

New Sharon, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Sharon to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 233 77th
Population Density1 # 115 89th
Diversity Index2 # 916 10th
Median Household Income # 194 81st
Per Capita Income # 451 55th

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