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New Sharon, Iowa
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Location of New Sharon, Iowa
Location of New Sharon, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°28′10″N 92°39′3″W / 41.46944°N 92.65083°W / 41.46944; -92.65083Coordinates: 41°28′10″N 92°39′3″W / 41.46944°N 92.65083°W / 41.46944; -92.65083
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 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
873 ft (266 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,262
 • Density 1,345.1/sq mi (519.34/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
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 1,262 at the time of the 2020 census. The first building was erected in 1856 by Edward Quaintance.

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%
2020 1,262 −2.4%
Source: 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 living 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 people 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.

Education

New Sharon is home to North Mahaska Community School District schools. This is a rural school district serving nearly 600 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located adjacent to the schools is the North Mahaska Community School District Early Childhood education center, which opened in 2009. This houses pre-school classes for 3- and 4-year-olds, as well as the Sunshine and Smiles Daycare Center.

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