Sharon, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 162 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -22.9%
Males: 77  (48.1%)
Females: 85  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  49.8 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67138.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,970 (it was $37,188 in 2000)
Sharon:

$37,970
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,346 (it was $12,759 in 2000)

Sharon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $50,345 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Sharon:

$50,345
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $61,247; Detached houses: $64,794; Mobile homes: $34,444

Median gross rent in 2012: $490.

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  • White alone - 143 (90.5%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (5.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (3.2%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.6%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sharon: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.8%), Irish (11.5%), United States (11.1%), Russian (9.1%), English (4.1%), Italian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1464 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 550 people per square mile   (low).

Sharon, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Sharon:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sharon city:

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 62.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:  2.9%
Kansas:  6.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $588 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $467 (1.3%)

Sharon satellite photo by USGS

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

Sharon household income distribution Sharon home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.2%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -46 (-18.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (31%)
  • Construction (26%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Information (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Cashiers (33%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (15%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Sharon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 Sharon 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 the city 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 Sharon 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 (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

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

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)

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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

Barber County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.8%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Sharon travel time to work - commute Sharon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sharon city (based on Barber County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.20%
Here: 74.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Church of ChristSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents29.2%25.7%23.5%6.0%4.9%
Congregations21.7%13.0%17.4%8.7%4.3%
NameLutheran Church Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents3.7%1.9%1.5%1.2%2.3%
Congregations4.3%4.3%4.3%4.3%17.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Barber County:

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
Barber County:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Barber County:

29.2%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.9%
State:

13.4%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,734
Water Supply 1$2,780$33,3600$0
Totals for Government 1$2,780$33,3601$1,734

Sharon government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $73,000 ($450.62)
    General - Other: $49,000 ($302.47)
    Water Utilities: $14,000 ($86.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($61.73)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($49.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $23,000 ($141.98)

Sharon government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($86.42)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($49.38)
    All Other: $6,000 ($37.04)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($12.35)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($6.17)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $75,000 ($462.96)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($123.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($43.21)
    General Support: $3,000 ($18.52)
  • Tax - Property: $28,000 ($172.84)
    Total General Sales: $12,000 ($74.07)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($6.17)

Sharon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $88,000 ($543.21)

5.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.23%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Woods County, OK  0.69% ($23,308 average AGI)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.64% ($48,000)
from Pratt County, KS  0.53% ($54,100)


5.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,919 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pratt County, KS  0.95% ($31,778 average AGI)

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private 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: 08/27/2004, Expiration Date: 08/23/2014
    Registrant: City Of Kiowa

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Sharon, 2.2 Km Northeast Of (Lat: 37.265222 Lon: -98.398722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WQEZ283
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/23/2006, Expiration Date: 05/23/2016, Certifier: Richard A Ruhl
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, 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: 04/04/2008, Expiration Date: 04/04/2018, Certifier: Edwin Geer
    Registrant: State Of Kansas, 700 Sw Harrison Street, Topeka, KS 66603-3754, Phone: (785) 296-3661, Fax: (785) 296-0999, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sharon, KS
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
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