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Sharon, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Sharon is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Walworth County at latitude 42.4985 and longitude -88.73. Walworth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 997 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Sharon, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sharon, Wisconsin.

The P1 Census Class Code for Sharon indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Village of Sharon, WI Boundary Map


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Sharon, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,566
Population in Households 1,566
Population in Familes 1,296
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 945
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 585
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 406
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 714 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 407 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 177 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $113,172
Average Home Value $123,713


Median Household Income $44,216
Average Household Income $54,345
Per Capita Income $20,576
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.58% -0.21%
Households -0.36% -0.07%
Families 0.0% -0.15%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
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 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 300 61st
Population Density1 # 265 66th
Diversity Index2 # 63 92nd
Median Household Income # 517 33rd
Per Capita Income # 647 16th

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