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Town of Sharon, Wisconsin
(Portage County)

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The location of Town of Sharon

Welcome to Sharon ...

The Town of Sharon is located in Portage County.

The location of Sharon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Sharon refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Sharonite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, the Town of Sharon has a population of 2,015 people<3> (see below for details).

Sharon is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Sharon: (715) and (534)<5>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Sharon had an population of 2,015 people. This is an increase of 1.66% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.08% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Sharon ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.

Community   2017
Hull   [Map]   5,435   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Knowlton   [Map]   2,035   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kronenwetter   [Map]   7,736   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mosinee   [Map]   4,002   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Plover   [Map]   12,772   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Ringle   [Map]   1,748   N   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sharon. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sharon.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Sharon:

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sharon.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sharon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).

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<6>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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sharon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sharon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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