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 95.08% 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 (16.33%), healthcare (10.94%), and business and financial occupations (10.76%).
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.
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.
In Sharon, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 39.13 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Sharon, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Sharon is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 73.62% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Sharon in 2018 was $66,258, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $265,032 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, Italian, and Polish.
Sharon also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.43%.
The most common language spoken in Sharon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Russian.