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Sharpsburg, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Sharpsburg had a population of 83 as of July 1, 2016. Sharpsburg ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper 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 Sharpsburg is located at latitude 40.8046 and longitude -94.6381 in Taylor County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sharpsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Taylor County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,270 feet.

The City of Sharpsburg (GNIS ID: 2395859) 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 Sharpsburg is located within Township of Marshall, a minor civil division (MCD) of Taylor County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sharpsburg 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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Sharpsburg, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 83
Population in Households 81
Population in Familes 65
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 229
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 33
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 22
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 41 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $114,423


Median Household Income $41,135
Average Household Income $66,879
Per Capita Income $27,458
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.11% -0.98%
Households -0.94% -1.24%
Families 0.0% -0.93%
Median Household Income   3.98%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
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.

Sharpsburg, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sharpsburg 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 # 900 11th
Population Density1 # 849 16th
Diversity Index2 # 93 91st
Median Household Income # 911 10th
Per Capita Income # 449 56th

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