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Sharpsburg, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Sharpsburg had a population of 80 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Sharpsburg, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 80
Daytime Population: Workers 3
Daytime Population: Residents 42
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 45
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 78
Population in Familes 63
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 221
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $46,694
Average Household Income $64,452
Per Capita Income $27,482


Total Housing Units 38 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 (18.4%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $120,192


Total Households 31
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 21
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.46% -1.02%
Households -1.66% -0.65%
Families -0.64% -0.97%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

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, 2017 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 # 903 11th
Population Density # 856 15th
Diversity Index # 81 92nd
Median Household Income # 795 21st
Per Capita Income # 503 50th

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