Sharon is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 18,494 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Sharon is the 107th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Sharon are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Sharon telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 22.21% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Sharon, the average commute to work is 36.82 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Sharon, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Sharon is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Sharon is a pretty powerful place. 73.57% 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 2018 was $71,247, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $284,988 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, Italian, English, and German.
Sharon also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.48%.
The most common language spoken in Sharon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and Slavic languages.