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Sharon, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Sharon Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Jones County at latitude 31.7955 and longitude -89.0929. Jones County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 312 feet.

The formal official name is the Sharon Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sharon, Mississippi.

The U5 Census Class Code for Sharon indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Sharon Census Designated Place, MS Boundary Map

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Sharon, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,482
Population in Households 1,482
Population in Familes 1,313
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 173
Diversity Index2 28
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 580
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 440
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 636 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 494 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $162,228
Average Home Value $191,414
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,400
Average Household Income $52,193
Per Capita Income $20,695
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.25% 1.12%
Households 1.3% 1.08%
Families 0.99% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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.

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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, 2014 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 # 160 56th
Population Density1 # 305 16th
Diversity Index2 # 301 17th
Median Household Income # 71 81st
Per Capita Income # 73 80th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.