Sharpsburg, North Carolina

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Sharpsburg, North Carolina
Cluster of buildings in Sharpsburg's business district
Cluster of buildings in Sharpsburg's business district
"Tri-County Hospitality!"
Location in Nash County and the state of North Carolina.
Location in Nash County and 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
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountiesEdgecombe, Nash, Wilson
 • Total1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Land1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
141 ft (43 m)
 • Total2,024
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,000/sq mi (780/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)252
FIPS code37-61060[2]
GNIS feature ID0994599[3]

Sharpsburg is a town in Edgecombe, Nash, and Wilson counties, North Carolina, United States. It is part of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,024 at the 2010 Census.[4]


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),[5] at the northern corner of Wilson County and the southwest corner of Edgecomb County, and near the southeast corner of Nash County. U.S. Route 301 passes through the center of town. Downtown Rocky Mount is 6 miles (10 km) to the north, and Wilson is 12 miles (19 km) to the south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Sharpsburg has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.[4]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20182,014[1]−0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[2] 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 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved December 26, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Sharpsburg town, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 8, 2016.[dead link]
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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