Sharon Springs, New York

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Sharon Springs, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Sharon Springs Affordability of Property Taxes
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Sharon Springs College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Sharon Springs, New York

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Well-Paid Single Women 8 4
Age of the Population 8 8
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Racial Diversity 6 4
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 6
Median Family Income 7 4
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
People Above Poverty 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 2
Short Commute Times 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 7 8
Affordability of Rents 4 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 10
Housing Recently Built 2 4

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Sharon Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles W of Schenectady, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 144 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Schoharie
Metro Area Albany - Schenectady - Troy
Standard Zip Codes 13459
Phone Area Codes 518
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.795
Longitude -74.617

Sharon Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 28 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 58 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
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Sharon Springs Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 547 100%
Male 258 47.2%
Female 289 52.8%
Under 18 128 23.4%
18+ 419 76.6%
65+ 128 23.4%
Median Age 40.4
Average Family Size 3.03
White 534 97.6%
African-American 4 0.7%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 8 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.8%

Estimated Sharon Springs Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 540
Growth -7
Growth % -1.3%

Sharon Springs 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 18.4%
Italian 13.6%
Russian 10.3%
English 9.7%
Irish 9.5%
US/American 8.4%
Dutch 4.5%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
Scottish 2.5%
Austrian 2.2%
Czechoslovakian 2.2%
Czech 1.7%
Scandinavian 1.7%
Swedish 1.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Ukrainian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
Egyptian 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Portuguese 0.8%
Norwegian 0.6%
European 0.6%
Belgian 0.6%
Canadian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sharon Springs 547 $45,000
Ames 173 $38,750
Canajoharie 2,257 $44,250
Cherry Valley 592 $41,375
Fort Plain 2,288 $40,302
Nelliston 622 $35,875
Palatine Bridge 706 $46,667

Sharon Springs Public Libraries

Sharon Springs Free Library
Sharon Springs, New York
(518) 284-3126
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Sharon Springs High Schools (2004)

514 ST RT 20-PO BX 21
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 388 students.

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