Sharon is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 18,895 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Sharon is the 105th 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.
Sharon is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.18% 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 (17.17%), healthcare (10.80%), and computer science and math (10.02%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.28% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because of many things, Sharon is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Sharon really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Sharon perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Sharon, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.69 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.
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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Sharon. 73.03% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Sharon in 2018 was $67,038, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $268,152 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 Russian, Irish, German, English, and Italian.
In addition, Sharon has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.59%).
The most common language spoken in Sharon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Russian.