Sharpsburg, Iowa

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Sharpsburg, Iowa
City
Location of Sharpsburg, Iowa
Location of Sharpsburg, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°48′8″N 94°38′25″W / 40.80222°N 94.64028°W / 40.80222; -94.64028Coordinates: 40°48′8″N 94°38′25″W / 40.80222°N 94.64028°W / 40.80222; -94.64028
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Taylor
Area[1]
 • Total 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Land 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,276 ft (389 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 89
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 88
 • Density 247.2/sq mi (95.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50862
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-72075
GNIS feature ID 0461541

Sharpsburg is a city in Taylor County, Iowa, United States. The population was 89 at the 2010 census.

Sharpsburg was founded in 1884 as a stop on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. A post office was established in 1886, and the city was incorporated in 1905.[4]

Geography[edit]

Sharpsburg is located at 40°48′8″N 94°38′25″W / 40.80222°N 94.64028°W / 40.80222; -94.64028 (40.802120, -94.640352).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), of which, 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 181 —    
1920 188 +3.9%
1930 182 −3.2%
1940 173 −4.9%
1950 147 −15.0%
1960 130 −11.6%
1970 106 −18.5%
1980 114 +7.5%
1990 116 +1.8%
2000 98 −15.5%
2010 89 −9.2%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 89 people, 35 households, and 22 families residing in the city. The population density was 247.2 inhabitants per square mile (95.4/km2). There were 42 housing units at an average density of 116.7 per square mile (45.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.9% White and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.6% of the population.

There were 35 households of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.1% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.23.

The median age in the city was 38.5 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 16.8% were from 45 to 64; and 20.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 56.2% male and 43.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 98 people, 39 households, and 26 families residing in the city. The population density was 270.2 people per square mile (105.1/km²). There were 48 housing units at an average density of 132.4 per square mile (51.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.90% White, 4.08% Asian, and 1.02% from two or more races.

There were 39 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 81.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,042, and the median income for a family was $28,125. Males had a median income of $20,625 versus $12,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $8,779. There were 7.4% of families and 14.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 8.6% of under eighteens and 15.4% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ Savage, Tom (2007). A Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names. University of Iowa Press. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.