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New Sharon is a city in Mahaska County, in the Oskaloosa metro area.

The community was named for the biblical place

The latitude of New Sharon is 41.47N. The longitude is -92.651W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 873 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,268.


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Median household income
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$36,125
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our New Sharon demographic reports
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Ahquabi State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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25% of New Sharon residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Sharon ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Sharon was $17,280, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of New Sharon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in New Sharon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $239.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $648.


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Mahaska County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Sharon political report.

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The average commute time for New Sharon workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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