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Sharpsburg, Kentucky
City
Location of Sharpsburg, Kentucky
Location of Sharpsburg, Kentucky
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Bath
Established 1825
Incorporated 1852
Named for a local landowner
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,010 ft (308 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 323
 • Density 1,644/sq mi (634.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 40374
Area code(s) 606
FIPS code 21-69852
GNIS feature ID 0503267

Sharpsburg is a home rule-class city in Bath County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 323 as of the 2010 U.S. census. It is part of the Mount Sterling micropolitan area.

History

Revolutionary War veteran Moses Sharp settled in the area in 1780 and laid out the town of Bloomfield on his land in 1814. After his death in 1820, the town received its first post office; since "Bloomfield" was preempted by another community, the postmaster named his station after Sharp, and the town was established and incorporated under this new name.

Geography

Sharpsburg is located near the western corner of Bath County at 38°12′5″N 83°55′49″W / 38.20139°N 83.93028°W / 38.20139; -83.93028 (38.201421, -83.930164), along Kentucky Route 11. It is 11 miles (18 km) north of Mount Sterling and 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Flemingsburg. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 158
1870 319
1880 356 11.6%
1890 516 44.9%
1900 482 −6.6%
1910 410 −14.9%
1920 363 −11.5%
1930 408 12.4%
1940 472 15.7%
1950 405 −14.2%
1960 311 −23.2%
1970 307 −1.3%
1980 339 10.4%
1990 315 −7.1%
2000 295 −6.3%
2010 323 9.5%
Est. 2015 343 6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 295 people, 149 households, and 77 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,559.6 people per square mile (599.5/km²). There were 154 housing units at an average density of 814.2 per square mile (312.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.61% White, 20.00% African American, 1.69% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population.

There were 149 households out of which 16.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.3% were non-families. 46.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 29.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the city, the population was spread out with 16.9% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 26.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 82.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $16,000, and the median income for a family was $23,750. Males had a median income of $22,188 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,452. About 26.7% of families and 32.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 35.1% of those sixty five or over.


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