Sharon is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 18,121 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 94.50% 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%), business and financial occupations (11.50%) and sales jobs (11.45%).
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 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.
One downside of living in Sharon, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.02 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.
If knowledge is power, Sharon is a pretty powerful place. 72.40% 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 $56,465, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $225,860 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 Irish, Russian, Polish, Italian, English and German.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Sharon's cultural character, accounting for 19.23% of the town’s population.
The languages spoken by people in Sharon are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Sharon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Russian and Other Asian languages.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||6,333|
|SHARON HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||86.38%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||13.62%|
|TYPE OF SHARON HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||82.03%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||2.96%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||6.35%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||8.67%|
|SIZE OF SHARON HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||8.09%|
|AGE OF SHARON HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||8.25%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||43.72%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||34.57%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||13.46%|
|SHARON REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$514,869|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$2,088|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||1.28%|
|$58,001 - $116,000||0.00%|
|$116,001 - $231,000||2.86%|
|$231,001 - $347,000||8.50%|
|$347,001 - $462,000||23.78%|
|$462,001 - $578,000||22.12%|
|$578,001 - $867,000||34.40%|
|$867,001 - $1,156,000||5.61%|
|PEOPLE OF SHARON||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||4.80%|
|5 TO 17||23.35%|
|18 TO 24||4.13%|
|25 TO 34||6.67%|
|35 TO 54||32.60%|
|55 TO 64||14.86%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||13.59%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||97.60%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$127,413|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$56,465|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||2.65%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (18.67%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (16.18%)
Public Service (3.32%)
Information Technology (2.18%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||4.20%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.10%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.41%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.68%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||2.52%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (12.14%)
Eastern European (3.14%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (77.49%)
Other Asian languages (2.43%)
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