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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Sharon, the average commute to work is 38.71 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.
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 73.17% 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 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.
In addition, Sharon has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.79%).
The most common language spoken in Sharon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Slavic languages.