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.

Unlike some cities, Sharon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sharon are a mix 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 office and administrative support (11.76%), sales jobs (11.14%), and food service (8.80%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Sharon spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.82 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Sharon is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.99% of adults 25 and older in Sharon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sharon in 2010 was $21,403, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,612 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 Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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