Sharon, Connecticut

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Sharon, Connecticut

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High Points

Sharon strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

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Top 8% Sharon College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Sharon, Connecticut

Comparing Sharon to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 8 10
Racial Diversity 6 4
Male Share of the Population 6 4
Female Share of the Population 5 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
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to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 7


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Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10

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Sharon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles NW of Bristol, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 83 miles N of New York, New York
County Litchfield
Standard Zip Codes 06069
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.879
Longitude -73.477

Sharon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 61 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
Station NORFOLK 2 SW
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 56 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
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Sharon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,968 100%
Male 1,438 48.5%
Female 1,530 51.5%
Under 18 633 21.3%
18+ 2,335 78.7%
65+ 622 21%
Median Age 45
Average Family Size 2.87
White 2,875 96.9%
African-American 28 0.9%
Asian 17 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 0.4%
Other 10 0.3%
Mixed Race 25 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 58 2%

Estimated Sharon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,052
Growth 84
Growth % 2.8%

Sharon Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 19%
English 13.6%
German 12.5%
Italian 10.3%
US/American 7.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6%
Scottish 3.9%
Polish 3.3%
Swedish 3.2%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
European 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
British 1.5%
Dutch 1.4%
French Canadian 1.3%
Greek 1.3%
Russian 1.2%
Hungarian 1.1%
Danish 0.9%
Czech 0.6%
Armenian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Latvian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Slovak 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sharon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Sharon Valley (06069)
West Woods (06069)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Sharon Public Libraries

Hotchkiss Library
Sharon, Connecticut
(860) 364-5041
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Sharon Hospitals

(860) 364-4228
Emergency Service: Yes

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