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Sharon, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Sharon had a population of 1,620 as of July 1, 2016. Sharon ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sharon is located at latitude 42.4985 and longitude -88.73 in Walworth County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Sharon (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Walworth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 997 feet.

The Village of Sharon (GNIS ID: 1584133) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2016.

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Sharon, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,620
Population in Households 1,620
Population in Familes 1,340
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 978
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 607
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 421
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 732 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 421 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 186 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $177,670
Average Home Value $227,429


Median Household Income $45,943
Average Household Income $57,550
Per Capita Income $21,972
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.36%
Households 0.35% 0.46%
Families 0.58% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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.

Sharon, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sharon to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 298 62nd
Population Density1 # 252 68th
Diversity Index2 # 70 91st
Median Household Income # 509 34th
Per Capita Income # 623 20th

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