Sharptown, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Sharptown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Sharptown had a population of 676 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Sharptown is located at latitude 38.5426 and longitude -75.7194 in Wicomico County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sharptown encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Wicomico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Town of Sharptown (GNIS ID: 2391409) 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 Sharptown is located within District 10, Sharptown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wicomico County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sharptown: Sharp Town, Sharpetown, Slabtown, Twifords Wharf.

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Sharptown, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 676
Population in Households 676
Population in Familes 558
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,641
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $43,239
Average Household Income $57,037
Per Capita Income $22,124


Total Housing Units 298 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 202 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $160,784
Average Home Value $173,639


Total Households 259
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 180
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.46% 0.61%
Households 0.38% 0.53%
Families 0.27% 0.55%
Median Household Income   3.97%
Per Capita Income   3.88%

Sharptown, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sharptown to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 346 33rd
Population Density # 227 56th
Diversity Index # 371 29th
Median Household Income # 474 9th
Per Capita Income # 470 9th

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