Sharon, PA

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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. Much of the housing stock in Sharon was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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 sales jobs (10.43%), food service (8.60%), and healthcare suport services (8.02%).

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 18.24 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Sharon citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.45% of adults 25 and older in Sharon have a college 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.