New Sharon is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,301 people and just one neighborhood, New Sharon is the 221st largest community in Iowa.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, New Sharon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Sharon is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Sharon who work in office and administrative support (16.41%), sales jobs (9.66%) and personal care services (6.75%).
Setting & Lifestyle
New Sharon is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, New Sharon’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Being a small city, New Sharon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.