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Sharon, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The Sharon Census Designated Place had a population of 1,526 as of July 1, 2015. 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.

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, 2015.

Sharon Census Designated Place, MS Boundary Map

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Sharon, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,526
Population in Households 1,526
Population in Familes 1,349
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 178
Diversity Index2 25
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 601
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 457
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 672 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 510 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $156,402
Average Home Value $188,851
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,798
Average Household Income $53,736
Per Capita Income $21,423
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.57% 1.29%
Households 1.74% 1.36%
Families 1.53% 1.24%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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, 2015 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 # 157 57th
Population Density1 # 303 17th
Diversity Index2 # 308 16th
Median Household Income # 63 83rd
Per Capita Income # 59 84th

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