Sharpsburg, situated in Edgecombe County, Nash County, and Wilson County, is a small town made up of one square mile.
September 18, 2017
The town was founded in the 1840s by John Sharpe. The town was incorporated in 1883.
The median resident age in Sharpsburg is 33 years. The median estimated household income is about $28,000 making it about $20,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $16,000. The average price for a home in Sharpsburg is about $79,000 (2015) which is $81,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Sharpsburg is 59% Black, 36% White, 2% Two or more races, and 3% other. 84% of the population are high school graduates, with 7% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 35% are married, 13% are divorced, 7% are separated, 11% are widowed, leaving 34% that have never been married.
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Sharpsburg also belongs to Edgecombe County and Nash County, but it is located primarily in Nash County in the eastern part of North Carolina. Nash County is part of the Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Nash County has a population of 96,000 and the city Nashville, with a population of 15,000, is the county seat.
In 1777, Nash County was formed from part of Edgecombe County. The county was named after Francis Nash; an American Revolutionary War Brigadier General. He was wounded at the the Battle of Germantown that year.
Parts of Edgecombe, Johnston, Wayne, and Nash counties were merged to form Wilson County in 1855.
Nash County borders Johnston, Franklin, Wake, Wilson, Halifax, Edgecombe, and Warren counties.
Nash County is made up of 543 square miles. 540 of which is land with the remaining 3 as water.
The population of Sharpsburg, NC is about 2,000. The population has been seeing a slight decrease since 2000.
The elevation of Sharpsburg, NC is 141 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Sharpsburg, NC is 27878.
The area code for Sharpsburg, NC is 252.
Historically speaking Sharpsburg and Edgecombe County, Nash County, and Wilson County have voted mostly Republican, with 51% going to John McCain during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections, though the town did vote Democrat for Barrack Obama in the 2012 election.
As of 2010, 58% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 40% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.
The unemployment rate for Sharpsburg is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.