Sharon, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 95 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.8%
 
Males: 43  (45.8%)
Females: 52  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  61.8 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58277

Estimated median household income in 2016: $34,630 (it was $24,583 in 2000)
Sharon:

$34,630
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,089 (it was $19,818 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $42,096 (it was $13,800 in 2000)
Sharon:

$42,096
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $58,494; Detached houses: $58,108

Median gross rent in 2016: $421.

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    • 9093.8%White alone
    • 66.3%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sharon: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (41.2%), Polish (35.3%), Czech (5.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1510 feet

Land area: 1.54 square miles.

Population density: 62 people per square mile   (very low).

Sharon, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Sharon:

  • High school or higher: 76.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sharon city:

  • Never married: 12.9%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 30.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $325 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $220 (0.7%)

Sharon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (71.7 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (286.5 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (640.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Finley, ND (2.6 miles ), Aneta, ND (2.7 miles ), Cooperstown, ND (3.9 miles ), Jessie, ND (4.1 miles) , McVille, ND (4.2 miles ), Northwood, ND (4.2 miles ), Hatton, ND (4.5 miles ), Hope, ND (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 47.60 N, Longitude: 97.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 701

Sharon household income distribution Sharon home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.0%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-7.6%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (33%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (76%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (50%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Material moving occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (38%)
  • Community and social service occupations (29%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Sharon, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sharon-area historical tornado activity is above North Dakota state average. It is 8% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/26/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.8 miles away from the Sharon city center killed one person and injured 18 people and caused $50 million in damages.

On 6/21/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sharon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 646.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 159.9 miles away from Sharon center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 245.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 153.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 134.5 miles away from Sharon center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 450.9 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 Steele County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 18, Storms: 12, Snows: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sharon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sharon:

  • ANETA PARKVIEW HEALTH CTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ANETA, ND)
  • GRIGGS COUNTY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; COOPERSTOWN, ND)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sharon:

  • University of North Dakota (about 45 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 71 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 74 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 74 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 89 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 110 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 125 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

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

Steele County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 27.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

27.7
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 1.80. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.80
U.S.:

6.40

Ozone [ppb] level in 2000 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 6.34. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.34
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 3.6%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.0%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.2%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Sharon (2011 data):

  • First Financial Bank: Sharon Branch at 312 Main Avenue, branch established on 1941/08/11. Info updated 2011/06/23: Bank assets: $39.6 mil, Deposits: $35.4 mil, headquarters in Aneta, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First Holding Company Of Park River, Inc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
North Dakota average:

9.6

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,24510
Catholic1782
Evangelical Protestant1383
Other3-
None411-
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: 2
Steele County:

10.88 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Steele County:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Steele County:

5.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

10.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Steele County:

28.4%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sharon:

49.7%
North Dakota:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.6%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Sharon:

28.9
North Dakota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.9%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.0%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
North Dakota:

6.9

Overweight people:
Sharon:

34.0%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Sharon:

51.2%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

71.2%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sharon, ND Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$551
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$306
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$720
Water Supply 0$0 1$400
Electric Power 0$0 1$500
Totals for Government 0$0 8$2,477

5.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,925 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
North Dakota average:

7.91%

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

6.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,055 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

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 Cass County, ND  2.47% ($22,600 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sharon:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KMAV (1520 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MAYVILLE, ND; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFGO (790 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sharon:

  • KQDJ-FM (101.1 FM; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: SIOUX VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Sharon:

  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)
  • KGFE (Channel 2; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVLY-TV (Channel 11; FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTH DAKOTA TELEVISION LICENSE SUB, L.L.C.)
  • WDAZ-TV (Channel 8; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sharon and their reported violations in the past:

SHARON CITY OF (Population served: 96, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-24-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-24-2011), St Public Notif received (FEB-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-20-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (79%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)

Sharon compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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