Sharpsburg, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 85 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -13.3%
 
Males: 51  (60.2%)
Females: 34  (39.8%)
Median resident age:

25.5 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip code: 50862

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,213 (it was $26,042 in 2000)
Sharpsburg:

$49,213
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,093 (it was $8,779 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $40,316 (it was $14,400 in 2000)
Sharpsburg:

$40,316
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $61,771; detached houses: $61,715

Median gross rent in 2019: $758.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sharpsburg: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.9%
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  • Races in Sharpsburg, IA (2019)
    • 11291.1%White alone
    • 86.5%Hispanic
    • 21.6%Two or more races



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sharpsburg, Iowa as of May 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sharpsburg is 114 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (17.2%), American (9.4%), Swedish (9.4%), English (7.8%), Dutch (6.2%), European (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/25/1905

Elevation: 1270 feet

Land area: 0.36 square miles.

Population density: 234 people per square mile   (very low).

Sharpsburg, Iowa map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $598 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $339 (1.0%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Sharpsburg, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sharpsburg, IA in 2019

Sharpsburg satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.2%
Iowa:

3.1%

Average climate in Sharpsburg, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sharpsburg, Iowa average temperatures Sharpsburg, Iowa average precipitation Sharpsburg, Iowa humidity Sharpsburg, Iowa wind speed Sharpsburg, Iowa snowfall Sharpsburg, Iowa sunshine Sharpsburg, Iowa clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.5. This is about average.

City:

66.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.84. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.84
U.S.:

8.46

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 significantly above Iowa state average. It is 306% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 327.0 miles away from Sharpsburg center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 382.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 292.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) 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, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/17/2009 at 02:53:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.8 miles away from Sharpsburg center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Taylor County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 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)

Points of interest:

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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
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

For population 15 years and over in Sharpsburg:

Marital status in Sharpsburg, IA
  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

For population 25 years and over in Sharpsburg:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.7
Iowa average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sharpsburg, IA (based on Taylor County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.39 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

6.26 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Taylor County:

27.7%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Taylor County:

15.4%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
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$54
Totals for Government 0$0 1$54

Sharpsburg government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,000 ($11.76)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,000 ($82.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($70.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($47.06)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($35.29)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($11.76)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($11.76)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($11.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $35,000 ($411.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,000 ($11.76)

Sharpsburg government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $24,000 ($282.35)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $9,000 ($105.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($82.35)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($176.47)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,000 ($70.59)

Sharpsburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $47,000 ($552.94)

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)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 79ft / 23.8mTotal length
  • 1,295Total average daily traffic
  • 170Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,295Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sharpsburg, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sharpsburg, IA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sharpsburg, IA
  • 54.2%Electricity
  • 37.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sharpsburg, IA
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Sharpsburg compared to Iowa 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 significantly 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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