Sharon, Kansas

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Sharon, Kansas
City
Martina McBride Park (2009)
Martina McBride Park (2009)
Location within Barber County and Kansas
Location within Barber County and Kansas
KDOT map of Barber County (legend)
KDOT map of Barber County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°15′0″N 98°25′7″W / 37.25000°N 98.41861°W / 37.25000; -98.41861Coordinates: 37°15′0″N 98°25′7″W / 37.25000°N 98.41861°W / 37.25000; -98.41861
Country United States
State Kansas
County Barber
Area[1]
 • Total 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Land 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,457 ft (444 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 158
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 159
 • Density 540/sq mi (210/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67138
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-64325 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0470492 [5]

Sharon is a city in Barber County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 158.[6]

History[edit]

Sharon was founded in 1883.[7] Sharon is a Hebrew name meaning "plain".[8]

Geography[edit]

Sharon is located at 37°15′00″N 98°25′07″W / 37.249992°N 98.418613°W / 37.249992; -98.418613 (Sharon, Kansas) (37.249992, -98.418613).[9] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 116
1910 350 201.7%
1920 325 −7.1%
1930 316 −2.8%
1940 296 −6.3%
1950 278 −6.1%
1960 272 −2.2%
1970 265 −2.6%
1980 283 6.8%
1990 256 −9.5%
2000 210 −18.0%
2010 158 −24.8%
Est. 2015 159 [10] 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 158 people, 77 households, and 48 families residing in the city. The population density was 544.8 inhabitants per square mile (210.3/km2). There were 98 housing units at an average density of 337.9 per square mile (130.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.5% White, 0.6% African American, 3.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, and 5.1% from two or more races.

There were 77 households of which 19.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.7% were non-families. 36.4% 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 2.05 and the average family size was 2.63.

The median age in the city was 49.8 years. 16.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.4% were from 25 to 44; 34.2% were from 45 to 64; and 24.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

Sharon Welcome Sign signifying Martina McBride's home (2009)

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 210 people, 91 households, and 54 families residing in the city. The population density was 713.4 people per square mile (279.6/km²). There were 100 housing units at an average density of 339.7 per square mile (133.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.24% White, 2.38% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 91 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 20.0% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 85.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,188, and the median income for a family was $43,056. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,759. None of the families and 4.0% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 5.6% of those over 64.

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