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Sharpsburg, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Sharpsburg had a population of 743 as of July 1, 2017. Sharpsburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sharpsburg is located at latitude 39.4575 and longitude -77.7493 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sharpsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 417 feet.

The Town of Sharpsburg (GNIS ID: 2391408) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Sharpsburg is located within District 1, Sharpsburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sharpsburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sharpsburg: Sharpsburgh.

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Sharpsburg, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 743
Daytime Population: Workers 151
Daytime Population: Residents 304
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 455
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 743
Population in Familes 637
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,119
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $64,536
Average Household Income $70,535
Per Capita Income $26,737


Total Housing Units 343 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 245 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $219,898
Average Home Value $246,327


Total Households 300
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 227
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.73% 0.66%
Households 0.71% 0.66%
Families 2.34% 0.61%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

Sharpsburg, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sharpsburg to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 334 36th
Population Density # 122 77th
Diversity Index # 413 21st
Median Household Income # 292 44th
Per Capita Income # 368 29th

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