Sharptown, Maryland

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Sharptown is a town in Wicomico County, Maryland, United States. The population was 649 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Salisbury, Maryland Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Sharptown is located at 38°32′26″N 75°43′8″W / 38.54056°N 75.71889°W / 38.54056; -75.71889 (38.540630, -75.719021)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), of which, 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (8.70%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 649 people, 258 households, and 180 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,581.2 people per square mile (611.2/km²). There were 283 housing units at an average density of 689.5/sq mi (266.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.92% White, 3.70% African American, 0.15% Asian, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 258 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $40,200, and the median income for a family was $44,500. Males had a median income of $31,125 versus $18,977 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,190. About 4.5% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 13.3% of those age 65 or over.

The Sharptown Bridge, Taken by Billy Adkins 9-20-08


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