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Sharon, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Sharon Census Designated Place had a population of 5,778 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sharon is located at latitude 42.1175 and longitude -71.186 in Norfolk County. The formal boundaries for the Sharon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Norfolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 302 feet.

The Sharon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378221) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Sharon Census Designated Place is located within Town of Sharon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Norfolk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sharon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Sharon, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,778
Population in Households 5,778
Population in Familes 5,089
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,931
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 2,039
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 1,547
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,199 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,679 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 360 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 160 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $391,894
Average Home Value $424,256


Median Household Income $103,665
Average Household Income $134,920
Per Capita Income $49,745
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.46%
Households 0.29% 0.44%
Families -0.76% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sharon, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sharon to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 110 56th
Population Density1 # 86 65th
Diversity Index2 # 71 72nd
Median Household Income # 28 89th
Per Capita Income # 46 82nd

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