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New Sharon, Iowa
City
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Location of New Sharon, Iowa
Location of New Sharon, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Mahaska
Area
 • Total 0.94 sq mi (2.43 km2)
 • Land 0.94 sq mi (2.43 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 873 ft (266 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,293
 • Estimate (2012) 1,304
 • Density 1,375.5/sq mi (531.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50207
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-56460
GNIS feature ID 0459488

New Sharon is a city in Mahaska County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,293 at the 2010 census. The first building was erected in 1856 by Edward Quaintance. The town was incorporated in 1871.

Geography

New Sharon is located at 41°28′10″N 92°39′3″W / 41.46944°N 92.65083°W / 41.46944; -92.65083 (41.469314, -92.650838).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.94 square miles (2.43 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 805 —    
1890 1,026 +27.5%
1900 1,252 +22.0%
1910 1,122 −10.4%
1920 1,084 −3.4%
1930 1,052 −3.0%
1940 1,214 +15.4%
1950 1,089 −10.3%
1960 1,063 −2.4%
1970 944 −11.2%
1980 1,225 +29.8%
1990 1,136 −7.3%
2000 1,301 +14.5%
2010 1,293 −0.6%
2014 1,301 +0.6%
2015 1,291 −0.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,293 people, 538 households, and 368 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,375.5 inhabitants per square mile (531.1/km2). There were 590 housing units at an average density of 627.7 per square mile (242.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.1% White, 0.4% Native American, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 538 households of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.6% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 41.8 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22% were from 25 to 44; 28.2% were from 45 to 64; and 18.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,301 people, 540 households, and 361 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,390.9 people per square mile (534.4/km²). There were 575 housing units at an average density of 614.7 per square mile (236.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.92% White, 0.08% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 540 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 24.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 84.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,125, and the median income for a family was $42,829. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $21,739 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,280. About 7.8% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.


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