Sharpsburg, North Carolina

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Sharpsburg is a town in Edgecombe, Nash, and Wilson Counties, North Carolina. It is part of the Rocky Mount, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,405 in 2008.



Sharpsburg is located at 35°51′59″N 77°49′51″W / 35.86639°N 77.83083°W / 35.86639; -77.83083 (35.866336, -77.830960)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²).None of the area is covered with water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,421 people, 884 households, and 649 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,646.7 people per square mile (1,027.2/km²). There were 994 housing units at an average density of 1,086.7/sq mi (421.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 39.45% White, 58.65% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.94% of the population.

There were 884 households out of which 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 27.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the town the population was spread out with 34.6% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 6.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.3 males.

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