Sharon, Mississippi

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Population in 2010: 1,406.
Males: 678  (48.2%)
Females: 728  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

36.9 years
Mississippi median age:

38.3 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,594
Sharon:

$37,594
MS:

$45,792

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,636

Sharon CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $104,900
Sharon:

$104,900
MS:

$128,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $109,058; detached houses: $129,857; mobile homes: $69,361

Median gross rent in 2019: $871.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sharon: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.6%
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  • Races in Sharon, MS (2019)
    • 1,06481.3%White alone
    • 18614.2%Black alone
    • 131.0%Hispanic
    • 110.8%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Ancestries: American (16.0%), Irish (10.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.1%), German (2.9%), Italian (1.6%), Norwegian (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $570 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $909 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (74.5 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (138.0 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (398.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Sandersville, MS (1.9 miles ),
Laurel, MS (2.6 miles ),
Heidelberg, MS (3.1 miles ),
Soso, MS (3.3 miles ),
Ellisville, MS (3.8 miles ),
Bay Springs, MS (4.1 miles ),
Taylorsville, MS (4.4 miles ),
Pachuta, MS (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 31.79 N, Longitude: 89.10 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 601

Distribution of median household income in Sharon, MS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sharon, MS in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.0%
Mississippi:

6.0%

Tornado activity:

Sharon-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 117% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/28/1987, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.2 miles away from the Sharon place center killed 6 people and injured 350 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 tornado 25.1 miles away from the place center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sharon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 131% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 117.2 miles away from Sharon center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 155.0 miles away from Sharon center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.5 miles away from Sharon center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 152.2 miles away from Sharon center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 275.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 274.5 miles away from Sharon center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jones County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Hurricanes: 8, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Sharon:

  • SOUTH MISSISSIPPI STATE HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; LAUREL, MS)
  • LAUREL DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; LAUREL, MS)
  • DAVISON REST HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LAUREL, MS)
  • COMFORTCARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; LAUREL, MS)
  • COMFORT CARE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; LAUREL, MS)
  • CCI PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; LAUREL, MS)
  • ETERNITY HOSPICE, INC OF LAUREL (Hospital, about 8 miles away; LAUREL, MS)

Amtrak station near Sharon:

  • 7 miles: LAUREL (230 N. MAPLE ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sharon:

  • Jones County Junior College (about 15 miles; Ellisville, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,942)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 35 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 14,294)
  • William Carey University (about 36 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 3,510)
  • East Central Community College (about 46 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,380)
  • Meridian Community College (about 46 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,750)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 70 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 8,320)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 71 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,074)

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Notable location: Sharon Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Sharon include: Mount Moriah Baptist Church (A), First Baptist Church of Sharon (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Old Sharon Cemetery (1), Sharon Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Black Branch (A), Billy Hill Reedy Creek (B), West Reedy Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Jones County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

76.9%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.6%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Sharon:

Marital status in Sharon, MS
  • Never married: 24.9%
  • Now married: 46.7%
  • Separated: 10.1%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

For population 25 years and over in Sharon:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.8%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
Mississippi average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sharon, MS (based on Jones County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant35,353122
Mainline Protestant3,81126
Black Protestant2,72811
Catholic1,3501
Other4273
None24,092-
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: 16
Here:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Jones County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Here:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
This county:

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Jones County:

2.85 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jones County:

13.4%
State:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Jones County:

34.6%
State:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jones County:

14.0%
State:

14.4%

5.07% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,120 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Jasper County, MS  0.74% ($28,280 average AGI)
from Forrest County, MS  0.67% ($36,428)
from Wayne County, MS  0.37% ($26,405)


5.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Jasper County, MS  0.80% ($31,727 average AGI)
to Forrest County, MS  0.70% ($35,275)
to Wayne County, MS  0.39% ($31,711)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sharon:

  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAML (1340 AM; 1 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: PINE BELT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIZK (1570 AM; daytime; 3 kW; BAY SPRINGS, MS; Owner: M. JEROME HUGHEY)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBKH (950 AM; 5 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN AIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sharon:

  • WATP (90.7 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WJKX (102.5 FM; ELLISVILLE, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W218AY (91.5 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNSL (100.3 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUSW (103.7 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHER (99.3 FM; HEIDELBERG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMAW-FM (88.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKZW (94.3 FM; SANDERSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXRR (104.5 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMXI (98.1 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: RAINEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBBN (95.9 FM; TAYLORSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WOKK (97.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNZ (107.1 FM; COLLINS, MS; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WZLD (106.3 FM; PETAL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sharon:

  • W69DJ (Channel 69; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMAW-TV (Channel 14; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W36CU (Channel 36; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDAM-TV (Channel 7; LAUREL, MS; Owner: WDAM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • W46CL (Channel 46; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52DE (Channel 52; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W65DE (Channel 65; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WHLT (Channel 22; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W52CS (Channel 52; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W59DE (Channel 59; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53CE (Channel 53; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W34CH (Channel 34; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W20BS (Channel 20; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W36BY (Channel 36; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W43BM (Channel 43; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Sharon fatal accident list:

Jul 9, 2019 12:52 AM, Sr-537, Cr-Sharon Moss Road, Lat: 31.789514, Lon: -89.098381, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 27, 2017 08:11 PM, Sr-537, Lat: 31.790439, Lon: -89.098478, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 21, 2014 04:30 AM, Cr-Lake Como Road, Cr-Charlie Ward Road, Lat: 31.806806, Lon: -89.121911, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 10, 2007 09:11 AM, Sr-537, Lat: 31.783631, Lon: -89.096392, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 15, 2006 08:16 PM, Sr-537, Lat: 31.755500, Lon: -89.112210, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 12, 2005 06:47 PM, Lake Coma Rd, Lat: 31.790880, Lon: -89.121650, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 200ft / 61.5mTotal length
  • $4,760,000Total costs
  • 11,840Total average daily traffic
  • 944Total average daily truck traffic
  • 17,760Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sharon, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 31990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sharon, MS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Potluck Rd (Lat: 32.690417 Lon: -89.868417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 315 m, Call Sign: WPJX281,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHz, Grant Date: 01/10/2017, Expiration Date: 12/02/2026, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • STATION, On Ratlif Fery Rd 3.6 Mi S Of St Hwy 16 (Lat: 32.608167 Lon: -89.873111), Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WNEQ759,
    Assigned Frequencies: 1985.00 MHz, Grant Date: 07/08/1998, Expiration Date: 04/23/2002, Cancellation Date: 06/07/2000, Phone: (205) 325-7661
  • On Ratlif Fery Rd 3.6 Mi S Of St 16 (Lat: 32.608167 Lon: -89.873111), Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: WPNN873,
    Assigned Frequencies: 1965.00 MHz, Grant Date: 06/26/1998, Expiration Date: 06/26/2008, Cancellation Date: 07/09/1999, Phone: (404) 841-2064
  • 20115, 3513 Hwy 43n (Lat: 32.677139 Lon: -89.908889), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 122.2 m, Overall height: 124.4 m, Call Sign: WQMK341, Licensee ID: L01412109,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6845.00 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, 6375.14 MHz, 6845.00 MHz, 6845.00 MHz, 6845.00 MHz, 6845.00 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 07/10/2020, Expiration Date: 08/31/2030, Certifier: Bill Roach, Registrant: State Of Mississippi Wireless Communication Commission, 412 East Woodrow Wilson Avenue Mail Code 66-01, Jackson, MS 39216, Phone: (601) 359-5363, Email:
  • SHARON, N Side Of Hwy 43, 1.6 Km E (Lat: 32.664722 Lon: -89.921111), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 98 m, Overall height: 98.5 m, Call Sign: KBF87,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, Grant Date: 08/04/2018, Expiration Date: 10/21/2028, Registrant: Garvey Schubert Barer, 1000 Potomac Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20007, Phone: (202) 298-2535, Fax: (202) 965-1729, Email:
  • 1 Mi Ne Of (Lat: 32.663722 Lon: -89.920056), Structure height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WLC37,
    Assigned Frequencies: 7100.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/30/1974, Expiration Date: 06/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 01/23/2014, Registrant: Schwartz, Woods & Miller, 1350 Connecticut Ave., Nw, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036-1717, Phone: (202) 833-1700, Fax: (202) 833-2351, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sharon, MS
  • 64.9%Electricity
  • 31.5%Utility gas
  • 3.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sharon, MS
  • 100.0%Electricity


Sharon compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.
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