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Sharptown, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Sharptown had a population of 673 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sharptown is located at latitude 38.5383 and longitude -75.7192 in Wicomico County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sharptown (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sharptown 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 Sharptown: Sharp Town, Sharpetown, Slabtown, Twifords Wharf.

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


Total Population 673
Daytime Population: Workers 59
Daytime Population: Residents 288
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 347
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.52
Population in Households 673
Population in Familes 552
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,634
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $41,960
Average Household Income $54,152
Per Capita Income $20,854


Total Housing Units 296 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 201 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $157,843
Average Home Value $170,375


Total Households 256
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 179
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 0.46% 0.5%
Households 0.27% 0.39%
Families 0.23% 0.22%
Median Household Income   -0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.59%

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, 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 # 348 33rd
Population Density # 230 56th
Diversity Index # 375 28th
Median Household Income # 474 9th
Per Capita Income # 478 8th

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