Sharon is a tiny town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 523 people and just one neighborhood, Sharon is the 225th largest community in South Carolina.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sharon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sharon is a town of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sharon who work in food service (17.31%), management occupations (13.46%) and sales jobs (10.26%).
Of important note, Sharon is also a town of artists. Sharon has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sharon’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.33% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Sharon has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Sharon has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Sharon than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Sharon may be for you.
Being a small town, Sharon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.