Sharon, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Sharon, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Sharon had a population of 981 as of July 1, 2018. Sharon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sharon is located at latitude 36.2337 and longitude -88.8251 in Weakley County. 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. Weakley County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 413 feet.

The Town of Sharon (GNIS ID: 2407321) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Sharon is located within Commissioner District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Weakley County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sharon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sharon: Dedham.

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Sharon, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 981
Population in Households 981
Population in Familes 791
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 865
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $36,654
Average Household Income $48,415
Per Capita Income $20,890


Total Housing Units 495 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 309 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 57 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $85,652
Average Home Value $123,214


Total Households 438
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 291
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.47% -0.04%
Households 0.48% -0.05%
Families 0.91% -0.14%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   3.47%

Sharon, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sharon to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 282 34th
Population Density # 104 76th
Diversity Index # 215 50th
Median Household Income # 302 30th
Per Capita Income # 292 32nd

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