Sharpsburg, North Carolina

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Sharpsburg, North Carolina
Sharpsburg, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Sharpsburg, North Carolina
Sharpsburg, North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°51′59″N 77°49′51″W / 35.86639°N 77.83083°W / 35.86639; -77.83083Coordinates: 35°51′59″N 77°49′51″W / 35.86639°N 77.83083°W / 35.86639; -77.83083
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 141 ft (43 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,024
 • Density 2,646.7/sq mi (1,021.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27878
Area code(s) 252
FIPS code 37-61060[1]
GNIS feature ID 0994599[2]

Sharpsburg is a town in Edgecombe, Nash, and Wilson Counties, North Carolina. It is part of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,024 in 2010.


Sharpsburg is located at 35°51′59″N 77°49′51″W / 35.86639°N 77.83083°W / 35.86639; -77.83083 (35.866336, -77.830960).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²).None of the area is covered with water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,421 people, 884 households, and 649 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,646.7 people per square mile (1,027.2/km²). There were 994 housing units at an average density of 1,086.7 per square mile (421.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 39.45% White, 58.65% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.94% of the population.

There were 884 households out of which 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 27.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the town the population was spread out with 34.6% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,908, and the median income for a family was $30,192. Males had a median income of $26,818 versus $21,422 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,603. About 19.5% of families and 22.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.4% of those under age 18 and 24.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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