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Sharon, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Sharon is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Weakley County at latitude 36.2337 and longitude -88.8251. Weakley County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 413 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Sharon, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sharon, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Sharon indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Sharon (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sharon: Dedham.

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Sharon, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 945
Population in Households 945
Population in Familes 758
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 833
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 422
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 282
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 477 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 272 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 150 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $90,302
Average Home Value $122,232


Median Household Income $35,621
Average Household Income $42,547
Per Capita Income $18,318
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.02% -0.04%
Households 0.06% -0.09%
Families 1.03% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Sharon, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sharon to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 287 33rd
Population Density1 # 113 74th
Diversity Index2 # 201 53rd
Median Household Income # 259 40th
Per Capita Income # 274 36th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.