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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. Sharon is part of the surrounding Boston metro area.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,841
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens9.8%
Employed Population 16+2,983
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married67.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher74.6%
Median Earnings25+$71,094
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,518

Wealth

Median Family Income$135,882
% Above Poverty Level97.4%
% Below Poverty Level2.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation19.1%

Housing

People Living Alone13.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,695
Median House Value$412,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.7%
Irish13.8%
Russian10.1%
Ukrainian6.5%
Italian5.4%
English5.4%
Polish5.3%
German5.3%
Lithuanian2.2%
French Except Basque1.9%
West Indian1.8%
Scottish1.7%
Portuguese1.7%
Swedish1.6%
Israeli1.4%
Trinidad Tobago1%
Norwegian1%
Dutch0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Danishn0.7%
US/American0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Arab0.4%
Greek0.3%
Czech0.3%
African0.2%
Romanian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Sharon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Norfolk County
Standard Zip Codes2067
Phone Area Codes339,781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.11
Approximate Longitude-71.18

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)

StationWALPOLE 2
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationBROCKTON
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Canton22,562$123,250
Foxborough5,491$76,369
Mansfield23,615$118,220
Norwood29,018$107,097
Stoughton28,260$93,357
Walpole6,209$105,145

Sharon Public Libraries

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

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Sharon Public Schools

Sharon High
181 Pond Street
ZIP: 2067
(781) 784-1554
High
Total Enrollment 1104
Cottage Street
30 Cottage Street
ZIP: 2067
(781) 784-1580
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Sharon Middle
75 Mountain Street
ZIP: 2067
(781) 784-1560
Middle
Total Enrollment 877
East Elementary
45 Wilshire Dr
ZIP: 2067
(781) 784-1551
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Heights Elementary
454 South Main Street
ZIP: 2067
(781) 784-1595
Primary
Total Enrollment 521

Sharon Private Schools

Striar Hebrew Academy
100 Ames St
ZIP: 2067
Elementary
Total Enrollment 69
Islamic Academy Of New England
86 Chase Dr
ZIP: 2067
Elementary
Total Enrollment 100
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