Sharon is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 18,943 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Sharon is the 105th largest community in Massachusetts.
Sharon home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Sharon real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Sharon is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sharon is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sharon who work in management occupations (16.67%), business and financial occupations (10.96%), and healthcare (10.78%).
Also of interest is that Sharon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Sharon is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Sharon is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Sharon a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Sharon has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Sharon’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Sharon, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.79 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Sharon is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
If knowledge is power, Sharon is a pretty powerful place. 73.92% of the adults in Sharon have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Sharon in 2010 was $63,502, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $254,008 for a family of four.
Sharon is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Sharon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sharon residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sharon include Irish, Russian, German, Polish, and Italian.
In addition, Sharon has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.62%).
The most common language spoken in Sharon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Slavic languages.