Sharon, PA

Sharon profile

Living in Sharon

Sharon is a somewhat small city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 12,933 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Sharon is the 70th largest community in Pennsylvania. Sharon has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sharon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 sales jobs (10.43%), food service (8.60%), and healthcare suport services (8.02%).

One of the benefits of Sharon is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.24 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of adults in Sharon who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.45% of the adults in Sharon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sharon in 2018 was $21,408, 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 $85,632 for a family of four. However, Sharon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

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