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Sharon, North Dakota
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Location of Sharon, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°35′55″N 97°53′46″W / 47.59861°N 97.89611°W / 47.59861; -97.89611Coordinates: 47°35′55″N 97°53′46″W / 47.59861°N 97.89611°W / 47.59861; -97.89611
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Steele
Area
 • Total 1.50 sq mi (3.88 km2)
 • Land 1.49 sq mi (3.85 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
1,512 ft (461 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 96
 • Estimate 
(2019)
90
 • Density 60.57/sq mi (23.39/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58277
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-71940
GNIS feature ID 1032036

Sharon is a city in Steele County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 96 at the 2010 census. Sharon was founded in 1896.

Geography

Sharon is located at 47°35′55″N 97°53′46″W / 47.59861°N 97.89611°W / 47.59861; -97.89611 (47.598567, -97.896073).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.55 square miles (4.01 km2), of which, 1.54 square miles (3.99 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 304
1920 362 19.1%
1930 328 −9.4%
1940 371 13.1%
1950 312 −15.9%
1960 251 −19.6%
1970 201 −19.9%
1980 166 −17.4%
1990 119 −28.3%
2000 109 −8.4%
2010 96 −11.9%
2019 (est.) 90 −6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 96 people, 46 households, and 29 families residing in the city. The population density was 62.3 inhabitants per square mile (24.1/km2). There were 73 housing units at an average density of 47.4 per square mile (18.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.8% White and 6.3% Native American.

There were 46 households, of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.0% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.69.

The median age in the city was 52.5 years. 25% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.6% were from 25 to 44; 31.3% were from 45 to 64; and 27.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.1% male and 47.9% female.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Sharon has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.

Notable person

  • Hjalmar Carl Nygaard, U.S. Representative, born on nearby farm
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