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Overview

Introduction to Sharon, Massachusetts

Sharon, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 8 miles W of Brockton, Massachusetts and 17 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Boston metro area, Sharon is home to some 17,408 residents.

Sharon History

Sharon was originally established in 1637 as a part of Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was incorporated as a town in 1775 and named Stoughtonham. The present name Sharon was given to it in February 1783. The town played a role in the American Revolution as its people made cannonballs for the Continental Army.

Sharon and nearby Attractions

  • Sharon Country Club
  • Sharon Public Library
  • Neipris Library
  • Lake Massapoag
  • Memorial Beach

Things To Do In Sharon

Sharon is a beautiful town with tree lined streets. Lake Massapoag is a very popular spot where people go to relax as well as indulge in games and fitness activities. People also fish and swim at the Memorial beach. The area is a popular spot for fireworks and concerts. The public library of Sharon has an excellent collection of books, magazines and CDs, among many other things.

Sharon Transportation

The nearest major airport is Boston Logan International.

Sharon Higher Education

The local college is the Stonehill College.

People

Total Population 6,010
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,280
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 64.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 74.3%
Median Earnings25+ $66,324
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,341
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,391

Wealth

Median Family Income $132,174
% Above Poverty Level 97.3%
% Below Poverty Level 2.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 18.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 12.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,647
Median House Value $380,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.6%
US/American 0.6%
English 4.2%
Irish 17.9%

Sharon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles W of Brockton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Standard Zip Codes 02067
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.123
Longitude -71.179

Sharon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station BROCKTON
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station WEST MEDWAY
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Canton 22,036 $118,931
Foxborough 5,013 $78,599
Mansfield 23,389 $114,326
Norwood 28,844 $100,901
Stoughton 27,833 $97,286
Walpole 5,910 $99,024

Sharon Public Libraries

Library
Sharon Public Library
11 NORTH MAIN ST.
Sharon, Massachusetts
(781) 784-1578
Library Web Site

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Sharon High Schools

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181 POND STREET
781-784-1554
Serves 1,174 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

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