Sharon, Wisconsin

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

Sharon
Village
Banner within the Grace and Pearl Historic District in Sharon
Banner within the Grace and Pearl Historic District in Sharon
Location of Sharon in Walworth County, Wisconsin.
Location of Sharon in Walworth County, Wisconsin.
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
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountyWalworth
Area
 • Total1.66 sq mi (4.30 km2)
 • Land1.66 sq mi (4.30 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 • Total1,605
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
1,563
 • Density949.40/sq mi (366.57/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)262
FIPS code55-72875
Websitewww.villageofsharon.com

HistoryEdit

The village is named after Sharon Springs, New York.[4]

GeographyEdit

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).[5]

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.[6]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1880657
189087833.6%
19009457.6%
1910879−7.0%
19209083.3%
1930733−19.3%
194081210.8%
19501,01324.8%
19601,16715.2%
19701,2164.2%
19801,2805.3%
19901,250−2.3%
20001,54923.9%
20101,6053.6%
Est. 20181,563[3]−2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,605 people, 594 households, and 406 families living 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 censusEdit

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 1,549 people, 565 households, and 402 families living 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.

CultureEdit

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. Sharon is one of the greatest (by percentage) Polish-American communities in the U.S.[9]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 28, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved January 12, 2020.
  4. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 124.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ Polish communities Archived 2011-06-02 at the Wayback Machine, Epodunk. Accessed September 11, 2013.

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