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The Sharon Census Designated Place had a population of 1,608 as of July 1, 2016. Sharon ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sharon is located at latitude 31.7955 and longitude -89.0929 in Jones County. The formal boundaries for the Sharon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Jones County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 312 feet.

The Sharon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586610) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Sharon Census Designated Place is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jones County.

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


Total Population 1,608
Population in Households 1,608
Population in Familes 1,419
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 188
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 621
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 470
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 686 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 523 (76.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $97,059
Average Home Value $120,611


Median Household Income $46,028
Average Household Income $52,848
Per Capita Income $20,656
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.17% 1.41%
Households 1.99% 1.32%
Families 1.74% 1.16%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

Sharon, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sharon to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi 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 # 152 58th
Population Density1 # 299 18th
Diversity Index2 # 304 16th
Median Household Income # 58 84th
Per Capita Income # 105 71st

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