Sharon, PA


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Sharon is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 13,562 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Sharon is the 70th largest community in Pennsylvania.

Sharon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Sharon is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sharon who work in office and administrative support (12.98%), sales jobs (11.32%), and food service (7.91%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.07 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Sharon rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.79% of adults 25 and older in Sharon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Sharon in 2010 was $19,657, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,628 for a family of four.

Sharon is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sharon include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Sharon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Spanish.