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Sharpes, Florida
Census-designated place
Location in Brevard County and the state of Florida
Location in Brevard County and the state of Florida
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County Flag of Brevard County, Florida.png Brevard
Area
 • Total 6.3 sq mi (16.3 km2)
 • Land 3 sq mi (7.7 km2)
 • Water 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)
Elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,411
 • Density 541/sq mi (209.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 32959
Area code(s) 321
FIPS code 12-65525
GNIS feature ID 0290941

Sharpes is a census-designated place (CDP) in Brevard County, Florida. The population was 3,411 at the 2010 United States Census. It is part of the Palm BayMelbourneTitusville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Sharpes is located at 28°26′29″N 80°45′40″W / 28.44139°N 80.76111°W / 28.44139; -80.76111 (28.441281, -80.761019).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.3 square miles (16 km2), of which 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), or 52.46%, is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,415 people, 1,478 households, and 947 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,144.7 people per square mile (442.5/km²). There were 1,680 housing units at an average density of 563.1/sq mi (217.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.92% White, 3.54% African American, 0.88% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.70% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.34% of the population.

There were 1,478 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% 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 2.77.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $27,692, and the median income for a family was $33,825. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $19,231 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,039. About 12.6% of families and 18.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.1% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over.


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