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Welcome to Sharon ...

The Town of Sharon is located in Portage County<1>.

The location of Sharon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Sharon refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Sharonite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Sharon has a population of 2,044 people<4> (see below for details).

Sharon is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Sharon lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Sharon: (715) & (534)<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sharon had an population of 2,044 people. This is an increase of 3.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Sharon had a population of 1,982 people. This makes Sharon the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Sharon represents 0.03% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 448th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,982 people, the population of Sharon increased 2.38% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,936 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sharon.

Communities Also Named Sharon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Wisconsin communities named Sharon: This one is located in Portage County and the other is located in Walworth County.

Beyond Wisconsin, there are 4 communities that are also named Sharon - they are located in Connecticut, New York and Vermont.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sharon.

Communities near Sharon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sharon.

  • Stevens Point [Portage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevens Point
    • Stevens Point [Portage County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Sharon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,880 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevens Point
  • Weston [Marathon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
    • Weston [Marathon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Sharon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 15,167 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
  • Plover [Portage County]
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    • Plover [Portage County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Sharon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,099 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plover
  • Kronenwetter [Marathon County]
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    • Kronenwetter [Marathon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Sharon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,079 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kronenwetter
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hull [Portage County]
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      • Hull [Portage County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Sharon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
    • Mosinee [Marathon County]
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      • Mosinee [Marathon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Sharon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,072 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mosinee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mosinee
    • Stockton [Portage County]
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      • Stockton [Portage County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Sharon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,005 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockton
    • Knowlton [Marathon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knowlton
      • Knowlton [Marathon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Sharon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,032 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knowlton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knowlton
    • Ringle [Marathon County]
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      • Ringle [Marathon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Sharon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,741 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ringle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringle
    • Whiting [Portage County]
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      • Whiting [Portage County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Sharon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,705 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiting have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiting

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sharon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sharon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sharon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sharon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sharon. See our Newspapers Page for Sharon.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Portage County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sharon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Portage County: www.co.portage.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Portage, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Sharon refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Sharon may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sharon.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sharon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sharon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sharon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sharon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sharon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6264, Longitude: -89.4110       In this case, the coordinates for Sharon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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