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People

Total Population 1,298
Male Share of the Population 43.9%
Female Share of the Population 56.1%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 610
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 55.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.7%
Median Earnings25+ $32,478
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,813
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,642

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,100
% Above Poverty Level 90.4%
% Below Poverty Level 9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 21.3%
Median Gross Rent $560
Median House Value $96,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.5%
Irish 16.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

New Sharon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 50 miles E of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 171 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Mahaska
Standard Zip Codes 50207
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.47
Longitude -92.651

New Sharon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station OSKALOOSA
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Station GRINNELL 3 SW
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Station SIGOURNEY
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, New Sharon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lacey (50207)

Taintor (50207)

Union Mills (50207)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barnes City 286 $40,000
Leighton 168 $65,000
Lynnville 482 $70,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

New Sharon Public Libraries

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New Sharon Public Library
107 W MAPLE
New Sharon, Iowa
(641) 637-4049

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New Sharon High Schools

NORTH MAHASKA JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL
2163 135TH ST
641-637-4187
Serves 273 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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