New Sharon, Iowa

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New Sharon is a city in Mahaska County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,301 at the 2000 census.



New Sharon is located at 41°28′10″N 92°39′3″W / 41.46944°N 92.65083°W / 41.46944; -92.65083 (41.469314, -92.650838)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,301 people, 540 households, and 361 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,390.9 people per square mile (534.4/km²). There were 575 housing units at an average density of 614.7/sq mi (236.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.92% White, 0.08% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 540 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% 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 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 24.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 84.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,125, and the median income for a family was $42,829. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $21,739 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,280. About 7.8% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.

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