New Sharon, Iowa

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New Sharon, Iowa

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New Sharon strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 14% New Sharon Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of New Sharon, Iowa

Comparing New Sharon to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 8
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Age of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Racial Diversity 4 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
College Educated Adults 6 6
Median Family Income 6 5
People Above Poverty 6 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Short Commute Times 7 3
Public Transportation Use 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
People Living Alone 7 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Housing Recently Built 5 7

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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New Sharon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,301 100%
Male 594 45.7%
Female 707 54.3%
Under 18 311 23.9%
18+ 990 76.1%
65+ 318 24.4%
Median Age 40.8
Average Family Size 2.87
White 1,287 98.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 7 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.7%

Estimated New Sharon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,307
Growth 6
Growth % 0.5%

New Sharon Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 20.8%
Dutch 18.3%
English 13.8%
US/American 13.7%
Irish 10.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
Welsh 2.3%
Swedish 2.1%
Scottish 2%
Norwegian 2%
British 1.4%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Polish 0.7%
Danish 0.6%
European 0.6%
Czech 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
New Sharon 1,301 $42,829
Barnes City 201 $32,321
Leighton 153 $46,667
Lynnville 366 $50,750
Montezuma 1,440 $43,083
Oskaloosa 10,938 $42,138
Searsboro 155 $26,528

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New Sharon Public Library
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New Sharon High Schools (2004)

2163 135TH ST
Serves 273 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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