Sharon, Wisconsin

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Sharon
Village
Sharon is located in Wisconsin
Sharon
Sharon
Location within the state of Wisconsin
Coordinates: 42°30′9″N 88°43′47″W / 42.50250°N 88.72972°W / 42.50250; -88.72972Coordinates: 42°30′9″N 88°43′47″W / 42.50250°N 88.72972°W / 42.50250; -88.72972
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyWalworth
Area[1]
 • Total1.66 sq mi (4.30 km2)
 • Land1.66 sq mi (4.30 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,605
 • Estimate (2012[3])1,607
 • Density966.9/sq mi (373.3/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s)262
 
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Sharon
Village
Sharon is located in Wisconsin
Sharon
Sharon
Location within the state of Wisconsin
Coordinates: 42°30′9″N 88°43′47″W / 42.50250°N 88.72972°W / 42.50250; -88.72972Coordinates: 42°30′9″N 88°43′47″W / 42.50250°N 88.72972°W / 42.50250; -88.72972
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountyWalworth
Area[1]
 • Total1.66 sq mi (4.30 km2)
 • Land1.66 sq mi (4.30 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,605
 • Estimate (2012[3])1,607
 • Density966.9/sq mi (373.3/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s)262

Sharon is a village in Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,605 at the 2010 census. The village is located within the Town of Sharon.

Notable people[edit]

Geography[edit]

Sharon is located at 42°30′8″N 88°43′46″W / 42.50222°N 88.72944°W / 42.50222; -88.72944 (42.502412, -88.729681).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.66 square miles (4.30 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,605 people, 594 households, and 406 families residing in the village. The population density was 966.9 inhabitants per square mile (373.3 /km2). There were 714 housing units at an average density of 430.1 per square mile (166.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 86.7% White, 0.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 10.5% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.5% of the population.

There were 594 households of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.6% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.24.

The median age in the village was 35.3 years. 28.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.7% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 8.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,549 people, 565 households, and 402 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,699.3 people per square mile (657.2/km²). There were 602 housing units at an average density of 660.4 per square mile (255.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.35% White, 0.58% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 3.62% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. 7.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 565 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% 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 3.29.

In the village the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $39,330, and the median income for a family was $45,500. Males had a median income of $34,097 versus $23,438 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,779. About 9.5% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over.

Culture[edit]

Since 1997, the Sharon Main Street Association has organized an annual "Model A Day", a gathering of Model A collectors and enthusiasts. This event draws over 300 cars each year, and is enhanced by the architectural style and charm of past eras along Main Street. Sharon is one of the greatest (by percentage) Polish-American communities in the U.S.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Polish communities, Epodunk. Accessed September 11, 2013.

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