Sharon is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 18,286 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 94.22% 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 (17.07%), healthcare (13.07%), and sales jobs (11.48%).
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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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 38.71 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Sharon. 73.17% 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 2010 was $59,022, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $236,088 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, Polish, and Italian.
Sharon also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.79%.
The most common language spoken in Sharon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Slavic languages.