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Sharon, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Sharon Census Designated Place had a population of 5,862 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Sharon, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,862
Daytime Population: Workers 2,010
Daytime Population: Residents 2,457
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,467
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 5,862
Population in Familes 5,161
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,959
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $103,292
Average Household Income $138,027
Per Capita Income $50,565


Total Housing Units 2,210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,692 (76.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 364 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $400,117
Average Home Value $437,877


Total Households 2,056
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 1,560
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.49% 0.48%
Households 0.36% 0.45%
Families -0.54% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

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, 2017 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 # 109 56th
Population Density # 86 65th
Diversity Index # 71 72nd
Median Household Income # 31 88th
Per Capita Income # 50 80th

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