Sharpsburg, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sharpsburg, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Sharpsburg had a population of 2,100 as of July 1, 2016. Sharpsburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sharpsburg is located at latitude 35.8663 and longitude -77.8305 in Nash County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sharpsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nash County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 138 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Sharpsburg are located in Nash County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Wilson County, and Edgecombe County.

The Town of Sharpsburg (GNIS ID: 2407324) 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 Town of Sharpsburg is located within Township of Rocky Mount, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nash 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, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,100
Population in Households 2,100
Population in Familes 1,703
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,066
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 855
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 569
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 966 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 491 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 364 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $80,143
Average Home Value $103,499


Median Household Income $31,230
Average Household Income $45,365
Per Capita Income $18,431
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.34%
Households 0.55% 0.3%
Families 0.37% 0.21%
Median Household Income   -0.48%
Per Capita Income   1.1%
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, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sharpsburg to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina 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 # 317 57th
Population Density1 # 30 96th
Diversity Index2 # 223 70th
Median Household Income # 605 18th
Per Capita Income # 564 24th

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