Sharpsburg, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 87 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.2%
 
Males: 48  (55.3%)
Females: 39  (44.7%)
Median resident age:  45.5 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 50862

Estimated median household income in 2015: $32,806 (it was $26,042 in 2000)
Sharpsburg:

$32,806
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $21,849 (it was $8,779 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $31,602 (it was $14,400 in 2000)
Sharpsburg:

$31,602
IA:

$136,100

Median gross rent in 2015: $873.

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    • 8393.3%White alone
    • 55.6%Hispanic
    • 11.1%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sharpsburg: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (26.1%), English (21.7%), Swedish (17.4%), Danish (8.7%), Scottish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/25/1905

Elevation: 1270 feet

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 240 people per square mile   (very low).

Sharpsburg, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Sharpsburg:

  • High school or higher: 96.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sharpsburg city:

  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 18.0%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sharpsburg, Iowa as of November 23, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Sharpsburg to the number of sex offenders is 88 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Sharpsburg city:  1.4% ($199)
Iowa:  1.3% ($1,077)

Sharpsburg satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (71.0 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (78.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (368.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Conway, IA (2.0 miles) , Gravity, IA (2.5 miles ), Lenox, IA (2.6 miles ), Clearfield, IA (2.9 miles ), Bedford, IA (3.2 miles ), Corning, IA (3.7 miles ), Kent, IA (3.8 miles) , New Market, IA (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 40.80 N, Longitude: 94.64 W

Area code: 641

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

2.9%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -18 (-15.5%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (48%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (29%)
  • Public administration (29%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (41%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (19%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (57%)
  • Production occupations (29%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

Average climate in Sharpsburg, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sharpsburg-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/24/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the Sharpsburg city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1999, a category F4 tornado 14.0 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sharpsburg-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 394.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.1 miles away from Sharpsburg center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 384.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 372.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.3 miles away from Sharpsburg center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 258.1 miles away from the city 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 Taylor County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sharpsburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sharpsburg:

  • LENOX CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LENOX, IA)
  • CLEARVIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CLEARFIELD, IA)
  • TAYLOR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; BEDFORD, IA)
  • BEDFORD NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BEDFORD, IA)
  • ALEGENT HEALTH MERCY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; CORNING, IA)
  • ALEGENT HEALTH AT HOME (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; CORNING, IA)
  • CORNING NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CORNING, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sharpsburg:

  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 34 miles; Maryville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,946)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 69 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Bellevue University (about 71 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 73 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Highland Community College (about 74 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)
  • Creighton University (about 76 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • Drake University (about 76 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)

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

Taylor 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 2013 was 58.5. This is better than average.

City:

58.5
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.28
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 9.7%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.7
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sharpsburg city (based on Taylor County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,57812
Evangelical Protestant55013
Catholic2442
Other1962
None2,749-
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
Taylor County:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Taylor County:

9.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

6.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Taylor County:

27.7%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.4%
State:

14.5%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$179
Totals for Government 0$0 2$179

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $93,000 ($1068.97)
  • Current Operations - Fire Protection: $4,000 ($45.98)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($45.98)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($34.48)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($22.99)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($11.49)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($11.49)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($11.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($11.49)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $1,000 ($11.49)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $93,000 ($1068.97)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000 ($91.95)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($114.94)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($11.49)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($91.95)
    General Support: $1,000 ($11.49)
  • Tax - Property: $7,000 ($80.46)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $75,000 ($862.07)

5.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,101 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.48%
Iowa average:

5.75%

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 Union County, IA  0.55% ($21,308 average AGI)
from Page County, IA  0.47% ($21,455)
from Nodaway County, MO  0.47% ($35,364)


5.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,791 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Iowa average:

5.94%

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 Page County, IA  1.10% ($46,269 average AGI)
to Union County, IA  0.68% ($23,563)
to Adams County, IA  0.59% ($33,429)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sharpsburg:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KSIB (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LTD.)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sharpsburg:

  • KSIB-FM (101.3 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: G. O. RADIO, LIMITED)
  • KKBZ (99.3 FM; CLARINDA, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • K203DB (88.5 FM; CRESTON, IA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sharpsburg:

  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Electricity (39%)

Sharpsburg compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above 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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