Sharon, Tennessee

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Sharon, Tennessee

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High Points

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

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 12% Sharon Public Transportation Use
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 17% Sharon Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Sharon, Tennessee

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 2 2


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 6
Affordability of Rents 8 8
People Living Alone 8 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Housing Recently Built 5 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 7 9
Low Violent Crime 4 7

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Sharon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles N of Jackson, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 101 miles NE of Memphis, Tennessee
County Weakley
Standard Zip Codes 38255
Phone Area Codes 731
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.233
Longitude -88.824

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 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 54.8 inches
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 44 F
Apr Temp 48 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 52.7 inches
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Sharon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 988 100%
Male 478 48.4%
Female 510 51.6%
Under 18 192 19.4%
18+ 796 80.6%
65+ 222 22.5%
Median Age 44.1
Average Family Size 2.73
White 881 89.2%
African-American 101 10.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.4%

Estimated Sharon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 935
Growth -53
Growth % -5.4%

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
US/American 42.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.9%
English 14.6%
Irish 9.7%
Italian 3.5%
German 3.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
Scottish 1%
Dutch 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Russian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sharon 988 $39,643
Bradford 1,113 $36,484
Dresden 2,855 $37,321
Greenfield 2,208 $35,417
Kenton 1,306 $37,788
Martin 10,515 $38,648
Rutherford 1,272 $37,656

Sharon Public Libraries

Sharon Public Library
133 MAIN ST.
Sharon, Tennessee
(731) 456-2707

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