Sharon, Tennessee

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Sharon, Tennessee
Town
Location of Sharon, Tennessee
Location of Sharon, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°14′0″N 88°49′30″W / 36.23333°N 88.82500°W / 36.23333; -88.82500Coordinates: 36°14′0″N 88°49′30″W / 36.23333°N 88.82500°W / 36.23333; -88.82500
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyWeakley
Settled1820s[1]
Incorporated1901[2]
Area
 • Total1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Land1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation413 ft (126 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total944
 • Density857.3/sq mi (331.0/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code38255
Area code(s)731
FIPS code47-67540[3]
GNIS feature ID1301244[4]
 
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Sharon, Tennessee
Town
Location of Sharon, Tennessee
Location of Sharon, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°14′0″N 88°49′30″W / 36.23333°N 88.82500°W / 36.23333; -88.82500Coordinates: 36°14′0″N 88°49′30″W / 36.23333°N 88.82500°W / 36.23333; -88.82500
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyWeakley
Settled1820s[1]
Incorporated1901[2]
Area
 • Total1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Land1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation413 ft (126 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total944
 • Density857.3/sq mi (331.0/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code38255
Area code(s)731
FIPS code47-67540[3]
GNIS feature ID1301244[4]

Sharon is a town in Weakley County, Tennessee. The population was 988 at the 2000 census and 944 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Sharon is located at 36°14′0″N 88°49′30″W / 36.23333°N 88.82500°W / 36.23333; -88.82500 (36.233268, -88.825000).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land.

This does not include the Elementary/Middle School that is located near the center of the town.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1910608
1920506−16.8%
193059617.8%
1940586−1.7%
195088050.2%
19609669.8%
19701,18823.0%
19801,134−4.5%
19901,047−7.7%
2000988−5.6%
2010944−4.5%
Est. 2012933−1.2%
Sources:[6][7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 988 people, 446 households, and 300 families residing in the town. The population density was 857.3 people per square mile (331.7/km²). There were 490 housing units at an average density of 425.2 per square mile (164.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.17% White, 10.22% African American, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 446 households out of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,639, and the median income for a family was $39,643. Males had a median income of $29,018 versus $17,708 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,746. About 11.3% of families and 12.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 16.0% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ann L. Bailey, "The Early History of Sharon," Weakley County Press, 7 March 1958. Transcribed by Rebecca Holder. Retrieved: 7 February 2013.
  2. ^ Tennessee Blue Book, 2005-2006, pp. 618-625.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  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: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.