Sharpsburg, Maryland

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Sharpsburg, Maryland

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High Points

Sharpsburg strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maryland):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Sharpsburg Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Sharpsburg Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 13% Sharpsburg Affordability of Property Taxes
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Sharpsburg People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Sharpsburg Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Sharpsburg, Maryland

Comparing Sharpsburg to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maryland (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Age of the Population 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 3
Senior Citizens 4 6
Racial Diversity 3 1
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 8
Average Household Size 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
Median Family Income 9 6
College Educated Adults 8 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 5
Working at Home 8 8
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
People Living Alone 3 4
Affordability of Rents 2 6
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Sharpsburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles W of Frederick, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 55 miles NW of Washington, District of Columbia
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 21782
Phone Area Codes 301
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.457
Longitude -77.749

Sharpsburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.4 inches
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
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Sharpsburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 691 100%
Male 351 50.8%
Female 340 49.2%
Under 18 150 21.7%
18+ 541 78.3%
65+ 89 12.9%
Median Age 37.9
Average Family Size 2.9
White 676 97.8%
African-American 3 0.4%
Asian 4 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 8 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Sharpsburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 674
Growth -17
Growth % -2.5%

Sharpsburg 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 29.8%
US/American 22.2%
Irish 14.7%
English 10%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.9%
French (except Basque) 3.7%
Scottish 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
Italian 2.4%
Dutch 1.5%
Polish 1.2%
Swedish 1%
African 0.7%
Russian 0.5%
Brazilian 0.5%
Greek 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sharpsburg 691 $52,875
Boonsboro 2,803 $48,155
Burkittsville 171 $53,125
Funkstown 983 $45,197
Keedysville 482 $61,607
Myersville 1,382 $75,768
Williamsport 1,868 $41,115
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