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Sharon, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Sharon had a population of 505 as of July 1, 2017. Sharon ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sharon is located at latitude 34.952 and longitude -81.3435 in York County. 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. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 653 feet.

The Town of Sharon (GNIS ID: 2407322) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Sharon is located within Hickory Grove Division of York County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sharon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Sharon, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 505
Daytime Population: Workers 84
Daytime Population: Residents 275
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 359
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 505
Population in Familes 429
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 385
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $49,660
Average Household Income $57,254
Per Capita Income $22,154


Total Housing Units 207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $119,767
Average Home Value $148,377


Total Households 190
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 139
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.3% 0.7%
Households 0.37% 0.73%
Families -0.49% 0.57%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

Sharon, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sharon to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 27th
Population Density # 261 34th
Diversity Index # 345 13th
Median Household Income # 95 76th
Per Capita Income # 149 63rd

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