Sharon, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 149 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -29.0%
Males: 87  (58.5%)
Females: 62  (41.5%)
Median resident age:

52.2 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 67138.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,650 (it was $37,188 in 2000)
Sharon:

$51,650
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,757 (it was $12,759 in 2000)

Sharon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $51,130 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Sharon:

$51,130
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $59,900; detached houses: $59,420

Median gross rent in 2017: $558.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sharon: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.5%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Sharon, KS (2010)
    • 14390.5%White alone
    • 85.1%Two or more races
    • 53.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.6%Black alone
    • 10.6%Asian alone

Races in Sharon detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (56.2%), American (13.7%), English (2.5%), Polish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1464 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 506 people per square mile   (low).

Sharon, Kansas map

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Kansas:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,045 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $699 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (66.7 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (321.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Medicine Lodge, KS (3.0 miles ),
Attica, KS (3.2 miles ),
Hazelton, KS (3.3 miles),
Nashville, KS (3.6 miles),
Zenda, KS (3.9 miles),
Kiowa, KS (4.1 miles ),
Isabel, KS (4.1 miles),
Spivey, KS (4.4 miles)

Latitude: 37.25 N, Longitude: 98.42 W

Area code: 620

Distribution of median household income in Sharon, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sharon, KS in 2017
Sharon satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
Kansas:

3.7%
Most common industries in Sharon, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (21.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.6%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (11.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.9%)
  • Health care (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (30.6%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (24.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.2%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
  • Truck transportation (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (37.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (13.0%)
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (7.4%)
  • Social assistance (7.4%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
Most common occupations in Sharon, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (19.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (16.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (12.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (10.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (33.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (14.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.4%)
  • Child care workers (7.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.7%)

Average climate in Sharon, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sharon-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.5 miles away from the Sharon city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/12/2004, a category F4 tornado 24.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused $280,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sharon-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 30.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 136.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 320.6 miles away from Sharon center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 210.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 170.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 177.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Barber County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sharon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sharon:

  • CEDAR CREST MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MEDICINE LODGE, KS)
  • BARBER COUNTY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; MEDICINE LODGE, KS)
  • MEDICINE LODGE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; MEDICINE LODGE, KS)
  • ATTICA HOSPITAL DISTRICT #1 (Hospital, about 11 miles away; ATTICA, KS)
  • ATTICA LONG TERM CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ATTICA, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sharon:

  • Hutchinson Community College (about 63 miles; Hutchinson, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,174)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 65 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Newman University (about 65 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 65 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita State University (about 70 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 74 miles; Tonkawa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,414)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 75 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)

Library in Sharon:

  • WISNER LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,430; Location: 102 S. BOARDWAY; 962 books; 35 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sharon: Sharon Fire Department (A), Sharon City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Sharon: Saint Boniface Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Martina McBride - Musician, Orville Brown - Professional wrestler.

Barber County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.3%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

1.3%
Whole state:

5.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Sharon (2011 data):

  • The Peoples Bank: Sharon Branch at 106 North Broadway, branch established on 1991/04/30. Info updated 2008/06/17: Bank assets: $344.7 mil, Deposits: $293.7 mil, headquarters in Pratt, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Krey Co. Ltd.

For population 15 years and over in Sharon:

Marital status in Sharon, KS
  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

For population 25 years and over in Sharon:

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sharon, KS (based on Barber County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,06511
Mainline Protestant1,0258
Catholic9713
Other2-
None1,798-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Here:

10.46 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Barber County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Here:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

14.65 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.2%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Barber County:

11.9%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sharon:

45.0%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Sharon:

49.3%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Sharon:

30.7
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sharon:

12.1%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

24.0%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.2
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

29.8%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

54.3%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Sharon:

80.3%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sharon, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 1$2,780$33,3600$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,734
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1$2,780$33,3601$1,734

Sharon government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $89,000 ($597.32)
    Central Staff Services: $57,000 ($382.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($127.52)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($127.52)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($93.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($6.71)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $38,000 ($255.03)

Sharon government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($127.52)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($87.25)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $32,000 ($214.77)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.71)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $79,000 ($530.20)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($161.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($33.56)
  • Tax - Property: $29,000 ($194.63)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $25,000 ($167.79)

Sharon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $155,000 ($1040.27)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sharon:

  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQAM (1480 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sharon:

  • KREJ (101.7 FM; MEDICINE LODGE, KS; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KSNS (91.5 FM; MEDICINE LODGE, KS; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KTCM (100.3 FM; KINGMAN, KS; Owner: MARIA L. SALAZAR)

Sharon fatal accident list:

Feb 4, 1997 04:32 PM, 40, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 151ft / 46.4mTotal length
  • $2,137,000Total costs
  • 11,140Total average daily traffic
  • 1,642Total average daily truck traffic
  • 13,192Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sharon, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 101960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sharon, KS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sharon)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Hwy 160 1 1/2 Mi E (Lat: 37.251417 Lon: -98.400361), Call Sign: WZZ864,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.520 MHz, Grant Date: 07/21/1999, Expiration Date: 06/14/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/15/2004, Registrant: Steve Eck, 11367 Se Us Hwy 160, Sharon, KS 67138, Phone: (316) 294-5229
  • 3/4 Mi S (Lat: 37.238639 Lon: -98.420361), Call Sign: WNAH848, Licensee ID: L00028344,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.237 MHz, Grant Date: 08/01/2014, Expiration Date: 08/23/2024, Registrant: City Of Kiowa

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Sharon, 2.2 Km Northeast Of (Lat: 37.265222 Lon: -98.398722), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WQEZ283,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6256.54 MHz... (+7 more), Grant Date: 04/19/2016, Expiration Date: 05/23/2026, Certifier: Richard A Ruhl, Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Tysons, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:
  • BARBER CO, 13 Km North Ne Of Sharon, Ks. (Lat: 37.370556 Lon: -98.402500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 122 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WQIP527,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6655.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/12/2018, Expiration Date: 04/04/2028, Certifier: Edwin Geer, Registrant: State Of Kansas, 700 Sw Harrison Street, Topeka, KS 66603-3754, Phone: (785) 296-3661, Fax: (785) 296-0999, Email:

Most common first names in Sharon, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Clarence580.8 years
George579.6 years
John482.0 years
Donald470.2 years
Mary486.0 years
Minnie485.3 years
William481.0 years
Fred382.3 years
Margaret371.7 years
Anna272.5 years
Most common last names in Sharon, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ricke878.7 years
Mcguire783.7 years
Hrencher675.2 years
Traffas675.9 years
Werner576.2 years
Rausch580.8 years
Thomas387.4 years
Fischer379.3 years
Ditgen389.0 years
Smith367.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sharon, KS
  • 83.3%Utility gas
  • 10.6%Electricity
  • 6.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sharon, KS
  • 80.0%Utility gas
  • 20.0%Electricity


Sharon compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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