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Sharon, South Carolina
Location of Sharon, South Carolina
Location of Sharon, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County York
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 653 ft (199 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 421
 • Density 329.7/sq mi (127.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 29742
Area code(s) 803
FIPS code 45-65410
GNIS feature ID 1226537

Sharon is a town in southwestern York County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 421 at the 2000 census.


The Hill Complex Historic District, W.L. Hill Store, and Sharon Downtown Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography and climate

Sharon is located at 34°57′6″N 81°20′22″W / 34.95167°N 81.33944°W / 34.95167; -81.33944 (34.951565, -81.339360).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 150
1910 374 149.3%
1920 419 12.0%
1930 324 −22.7%
1940 388 19.8%
1950 365 −5.9%
1960 280 −23.3%
1970 268 −4.3%
1980 323 20.5%
1990 270 −16.4%
2000 421 55.9%
2010 494 17.3%
Est. 2015 554 12.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 421 people, 149 households, and 113 families residing in the town. The population density was 329.7 people per square mile (127.0/km²). There were 161 housing units at an average density of 126.1 per square mile (48.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.54% White, 3.80% African American, 0.95% Native American, and 0.71% from two or more races.

There were 149 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the town, the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,250, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $26,071 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,798. About 7.3% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.


Sharon is the location of the highest building in the southwestern section of the county, in the former Hill's Mercantile, made from bricks which were fired on-site, at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Sharon is home to the former First National Bank of Sharon incorporated 1889. From 1910 to 1929 the U.S. Bureau of Engraving produced national bank notes for it. It was the only bank in Western York County to survive the Depression. At the time of its merger in 1986 with the First Citizens Bank and Trust of South Carolina,it was the oldest continuously operating national in York County. The Bank's distinctive architecture helped to get it placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.

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