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Population (year 2000): 17,408. Estimated population in July 2005: 17,207 (-1.2% change)
Males: 8,404 (48.3%), Females: 9,004 (51.7%)

Median resident age: 39.9 years
Median household income: $89,256 (year 2000)
Median house value: $270,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Sharon:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.3%)
  • Black (3.4%)
  • Chinese (1.9%)
  • Asian Indian (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)

Ancestries: Russian (14.3%), Irish (12.5%), United States (8.6%), Italian (7.9%), English (7.1%), German (6.1%).

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Elevation: 302 feet

Land area: 3.0 square miles

Sharon,

For population 25 years and over in Sharon

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 63.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 31.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 34.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sharon town

  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 70.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 5.0%

12.1% Foreign born (5.7% Europe, 3.9% Asia, 1.4% Latin America).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA (11.3 miles Brockton, pop. 94,304).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (15.7 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (211.7 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (0.0 miles Sharon, MA (4.0 miles Canton, MA Walpole, (4.7 miles MA (5.0 miles Norwood, MA (5.6 miles Stoughton, MA (5.6 miles Foxborough,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 46 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 1997: 42 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 1998: 29 buildings, average cost: $175,500
  • 1999: 37 buildings, average cost: $175,700
  • 2000: 33 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $232,500
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $241,600
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $271,700
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $268,800
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $283,000

Latitude: 42.12 N, Longitude: 71.18 W

Area codes: 781, 339

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (16.7%), Retail trade (11.6%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (11.6%).


 

Crime in Sharon by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 1 0 2 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 5.7 0.0 11.5 0.0 0.0
Robberies 0 1 2 2 1 2
    per 100,000 0.0 5.7 11.5 11.5 5.7 11.5
Assaults 6 5 8 3 15 16
    per 100,000 34.5 28.7 46.0 17.2 86.2 91.9
Burglaries 15 33 24 22 12 27
    per 100,000 86.2 189.6 137.9 126.4 68.9 155.1
Thefts 109 109 88 96 56 64
    per 100,000 626.1 626.1 505.5 551.5 321.7 367.6
Auto thefts 4 6 6 5 7 4
    per 100,000 23.0 34.5 34.5 28.7 40.2 23.0
39.8 50.8 45.3 44.7 39.9 49.2


Average climate in Sharon, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sharon,

Sharon-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.4 miles away from the Sharon city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Sharon:
  • MASSACHUSETTS HOSPITAL SCHOOL (about 5 miles; CANTON, MA)
  • CARITAS NORWOOD HOSPITAL, INC (about 6 miles; NORWOOD, MA)
  • NEW ENGLAND SINIAI HOSP & REHAB CENTER (about 6 miles; STOUGHTON, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sharon:
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 21 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 26 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 32 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sharon:
  • NORWOOD MEMORIAL (about 5 miles; NORWOOD, MA; ID: OWD)
  • MANSFIELD MUNI (about 8 miles; MANSFIELD, MA; ID: 1B9)
  • NORFOLK (about 13 miles; NORFOLK, MA; ID: 32M)

Amtrak stations near Sharon:
  • 7 miles: ROUTE 128 (WESTWOOD, UNIVERSITY AVE. & RTE. 128). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sharon:
  • STONEHILL COLLEGE (about 8 miles; EASTON, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,374)
  • BABSON COLLEGE (about 8 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,659)
  • MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; BROCKTON, MA; FT enrollment: 4,161)
  • BOSTON COLLEGE (about 15 miles; CHESTNUT HILL, MA; FT enrollment: 13,341)
  • WELLESLEY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; WELLESLEY HILLS, MA; FT enrollment: 2,938)
  • QUINCY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; QUINCY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,528)
Public primary/middle schools in Sharon:
  • SHARON HIGH (Students: 1,174; Location: 181 POND STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SHARON MIDDLE (Students: 810; Location: 75 MOUNTAIN STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY (Students: 667; Location: 454 SOUTH MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • COTTAGE STREET (Students: 455; Location: 30 COTTAGE STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EAST ELEMENTARY (Students: 455; Location: 45 WILSHIRE DR; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Sharon:
  • ISLAMIC ACADEMY OF N.E. (Students: 120; Location: 84 CHASE DRIVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CHABAD DAYSCHOOL OF SCHOOL (Students: 99; Location: 162 NORTH MAIN STREET; Grades: PK - 11)
  • STRIAR HEBREW ACADEMY (Students: 76; Location: 60 ASHCROFT RD.; Grades: PK - 2)
  • NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 41; Location: 1 MERCHANT ST SUITE L02; Grades: KG - 11)
Library in Sharon:
  • SHARON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $658,644; Location: 11 NORTH MAIN ST.; 79,186 books; 3,606 audio materials; 2,057 video materials; 274 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Sharon: Sharon Country Club (A), Neipris Library (B), Sharon Public Library (C).

Shopping Centers: Sharon Heights Shopping Center (1), Sharon Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Sharon include: Unitarian Church of Sharon (A), Temple Israel (B), Evangelical Baptist Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Church of Christ Scientist (E), First Congregational Church (F).

Cemetery: Rock Ridge Cemetery (1).

Lakes and reservoirs: Hammer Shop Pond (A), Trowel Shop Pond (B), Manns Pond (C), Sawmill Pond (D).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Devils Brook (A).

Parks in Sharon include: Sharon Historic District (1), Sampson Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


Sharon compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Sharon:
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBET (1460 AM; 5 kW; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: KJI BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sharon:
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sharon:
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)

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