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Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

Sharpsburg is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Borough of Sharpsburg.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Allegheny County at latitude 40.4945 and longitude -79.9264. Allegheny County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 735 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Sharpsburg (see map) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles.

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Sharpsburg, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,448
Population in Households 3,438
Population in Familes 2,315
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 7,083
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 1,644
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 795
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,883 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 630 (33.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,014 (53.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 239 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $82,934
Average Home Value $96,230


Median Household Income $27,800
Average Household Income $38,205
Per Capita Income $18,232
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.01% 0.05%
Households 0.04% 0.07%
Families -0.29% -0.13%
Median Household Income   4.0%
Per Capita Income   3.03%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Sharpsburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sharpsburg to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 392 78th
Population Density1 # 47 97th
Diversity Index2 # 243 86th
Median Household Income # 1726 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1603 9th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.