Sharon is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 18,173 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 93.37% 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 (15.68%), healthcare (12.98%), and sales jobs (10.92%).
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.
Sharon is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 37.88 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.
Despite being a small town, Sharon has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Sharon is a pretty powerful place. 73.36% 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 $57,302, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $229,208 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, German, Italian, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Sharon's cultural character, accounting for 19.24% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Sharon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Russian.