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Sharon Springs, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Sharon Springs had a population of 789 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sharon Springs is located at latitude 38.8944 and longitude -101.7512 in Wallace County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sharon Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wallace County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,474 feet.

The City of Sharon Springs (GNIS ID: 2395858) 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 City of Sharon Springs is located within Township of Sharon Springs, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wallace County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sharon Springs 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 Sharon Springs: Eagel Tail, Eagle Tail.

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Sharon Springs, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 789
Daytime Population: Workers 480
Daytime Population: Residents 458
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 938
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 772
Population in Familes 625
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 872
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $38,124
Average Household Income $65,384
Per Capita Income $28,965


Total Housing Units 426 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 248 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $76,613
Average Home Value $88,454


Total Households 346
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 211
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 0.74% 0.35%
Households 0.78% 0.46%
Families 0.95% 0.38%
Median Household Income   3.4%
Per Capita Income   4.28%

Sharon Springs, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sharon Springs to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 238 65th
Population Density # 312 54th
Diversity Index # 292 57th
Median Household Income # 599 11th
Per Capita Income # 163 76th

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