Sharon, Wisconsin

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Sharon, Wisconsin

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High Points

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

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Racial Diversity
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Top 12% Sharon Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Sharon, Wisconsin

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
Median Family Income 7 4
People Above Poverty 6 2
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Short Commute Times 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
People Living Alone 5 4
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Housing Recently Built 2 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3

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Sharon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles SE of Janesville, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 55 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Walworth
Standard Zip Codes 53585
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.502
Longitude -88.728

Sharon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BELOIT
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station AFTON
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.7 inches
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Sharon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,549 100%
Male 784 50.6%
Female 765 49.4%
Under 18 485 31.3%
18+ 1,064 68.7%
65+ 137 8.8%
Median Age 32.4
Average Family Size 3.29
White 1,446 93.4%
African-American 9 0.6%
Asian 7 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.5%
Other 56 3.6%
Mixed Race 24 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 113 7.3%

Estimated Sharon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,570
Growth 21
Growth % 1.4%

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
German 35%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.8%
US/American 9.2%
Irish 9%
English 5%
Norwegian 4.7%
Polish 4%
Italian 3.9%
Swedish 3.5%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Dutch 1.8%
French Canadian 1.5%
Lithuanian 1.1%
Scottish 1%
Swiss 0.9%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Russian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sharon 1,549 $45,500
Clinton 2,162 $54,514
Darien 1,572 $53,625
Delavan 7,956 $49,929
Elkhorn 7,305 $47,475
Walworth 2,304 $51,630
Williams Bay 2,415 $60,573

Sharon Public Libraries

Brigham Memorial Library
Sharon, Wisconsin
(262) 736-4249

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