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Sharon, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Sharon is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in York County at latitude 34.952 and longitude -81.3435. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 653 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Sharon, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sharon, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Sharon indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Sharon (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Town of Sharon, SC Boundary Map

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Sharon, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 504
Population in Households 504
Population in Familes 428
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 385
Diversity Index2 29
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 191
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 140
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154 (75.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $131,875
Average Home Value $168,871
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,013
Average Household Income $51,494
Per Capita Income $20,276
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.47% 0.97%
Households 0.75% 1.03%
Families -0.66% 0.98%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sharon to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 292 26th
Population Density1 # 262 34th
Diversity Index2 # 341 14th
Median Household Income # 110 72nd
Per Capita Income # 148 63rd

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