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Sharpsburg, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Sharpsburg had a population of 80 as of July 1, 2018. 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 40.8025 and longitude -94.6425 in Taylor County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sharpsburg 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sharpsburg: Sharpsburgh.

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Sharpsburg, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 80
Population in Households 78
Population in Familes 62
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 221
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $73,980
Per Capita Income $31,418


Total Housing Units 39 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $71,429
Average Home Value $111,458


Total Households 31
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 21
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -1.28% -0.51%
Households -1.46% -0.65%
Families -0.56% -0.97%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

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, 2018 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 # 906 10th
Population Density # 856 15th
Diversity Index # 122 88th
Median Household Income # 735 26th
Per Capita Income # 303 70th

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