Sharpsburg is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,017 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sharpsburg is the 307th largest community in North Carolina.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Sharpsburg is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.25% of the Sharpsburg workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Sharpsburg is a town of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sharpsburg who work in sales jobs (19.09%), office and administrative support (9.48%), and food service (7.92%).
The population of Sharpsburg has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.82% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Sharpsburg in 2010 was $17,020, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,080 for a family of four. Sharpsburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.73% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Sharpsburg is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Sharpsburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sharpsburg residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Sharpsburg include English, Scots-Irish, Irish, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Sharpsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Arabic.