Introduction to Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania

Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, in Delaware county, is 6 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is home to some 5,468 residents.

Sharon Hill History

Sharon Hill, which was chartered in 1890, was named after an estate owned by Halliday Jackson. The estate occupied 75 acres of the 77 square mile town. The Jacksons were Quakers who came from Ireland during the 1700s. In the early 1800s, John Jackson established the Sharon Female Seminary, the site of which is now occupied by the Academy Park High School. Many of the houses in the town are more than fifty years old, and some are even older.

Sharon Hill and Nearby Attractions

  • U.S. Mint
  • Please Touch Museum
  • Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies
  • Battleship New Jersey
  • Independence Hall
  • Fort Washington State Park

Things To Do In Sharon Hill

The Independence Hall where the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were adopted is close to Sharon Hill. The houses where writers Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman lived are also accessible from the town. The Battleship New Jersey on the Delaware River is a floating museum. The experience of migrating to America is documented at the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies. Swimming, hiking, boating, and fishing opportunities are offered at the Neshaminy State Park. Picnic areas are available at Ridley Creek State Park and the Fort Washington State Park.

Sharon Hill Transportation

Philadelphia International Airport is the nearest airport.

Sharon Hill Higher Education

Drexel University, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania are located close to Sharon Hill.


Total Population 5,685
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,386
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 39.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.3%
Median Earnings25+ $29,842
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,266
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,693


Median Family Income $52,805
% Above Poverty Level 89.5%
% Below Poverty Level 10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 22%


People Living Alone 26.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,030
Median House Value $118,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.4%
US/American 0%
English 3%
Irish 11.1%

Sharon Hill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Delaware
Standard Zip Codes 19079
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.906
Longitude -75.271

Sharon Hill Climate

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

Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 62 F
Jul Temp 70 to 86 F
Oct Temp 49 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 40 F
Apr Temp 46 to 63 F
Jul Temp 70 to 88 F
Oct Temp 50 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aldan 4,164 $78,472
Collingdale 8,778 $54,886
Colwyn 2,542 $62,632
Darby 10,689 $34,771
Folcroft 6,615 $54,769
Glenolden 7,150 $75,200

Sharon Hill Public Libraries

Sharon Hill Public Library
Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania
(610) 586-3993

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Serves 1,224 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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