Sharpes, Florida

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Sharpes is a census-designated place (CDP) in Brevard County, Florida, United States. The population was 3,415 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Palm BayMelbourneTitusville Metropolitan Statistical Area.



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)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.3 square miles (16.3 km²), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.7 km²) of it is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²) of it (52.46%) is water.


As of the census[1] 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. Sharpes is home to the Brevard County Jail.

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.

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