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Overview

Introduction to Sharon, Pennsylvania

Sharon, Pennsylvania, in Mercer county, is 12 miles NE of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center) and 60 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sharon History

The first settlers built their homes along the Shenango River in 1795. According to one tradition, a settler named the community "Sharon" after the Plain of Sharon in Israel. The area had significant deposits of coal which led it to develop into an industrial center with flour mills, furnaces, manufacturers, rolling mills, and boiler and machine shops. On December 17, 1918, Sharon was incorporated as a city. It was the filming location for the 1998 movie "Tiger Warsaw."

Sharon and Nearby Attractions

  • Arms Family Museum of Local History
  • Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts
  • National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
  • Maurice K. Goddard State Park

Things To Do In Sharon

The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts includes art galleries, a fine arts library, and studios, while the Butler Institute of American Art houses collections of artists like Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, Reginald Marsh, and Georgia O'Keeffe. The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor showcases exhibits which relay the history of Mahoning Valley's iron and steel industry. Magoffin House Museum features artifacts of historical importance. Arms Family Museum of Local History, National Packard Museum, and National McKinley Birthplace Memorial are also located near Sharon. Hiking, biking, swimming, camping, horseback riding, boating, and fishing can be enjoyed at the Mosquito Lake State Park, Moraine State Park, and Maurice K. Goddard State Park.

Sharon Transportation

The closest major airport is Pittsburgh International Airport.

Sharon Higher Education

Pennsylvania State University - Shenango Campus is located in the city of Sharon. Thiel College, Youngstown State University, and Westminster College are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,659
Male Share of the Population44.8%
Female Share of the Population55.2%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+5,727
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married37.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.4%
Median Earnings25+$25,317
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$10,982
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,418

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,364
% Above Poverty Level74.9%
% Below Poverty Level25.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone36.7%
Median Gross Rent$614
Median House Value$61,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.2%
Irish17.9%
Italian12.9%
English7.5%
Polish4.3%
Slovak4.3%
Hungarian2.6%
Welsh1.5%
Croatian1.4%
Dutch1.3%
West Indian1.1%
Scottish1.1%
French Except Basque1.1%
Haitian1.1%
Romanian1%
Arab0.7%
Swedish0.7%
German0.6%
Syrian0.6%
Czech0.5%
Ukrainian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
African0.1%
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Sharon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mercer County
Standard Zip Codes16146, 16148
Phone Area Codes724,878
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.23
Approximate Longitude-80.49

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)

StationYOUNGSTOWN MUNICIPAL AP
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationMERCER
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 61 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip42.7 inches
StationWARREN 3 S
Distance17 miles
Jan Temp15 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 59 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Farrell4,819$40,562
Greenville5,794$46,799
Hermitage16,077$71,298
Sharpsville4,304$53,186
West Middlesex843$50,781
Wheatland844$40,250

Sharon Public Libraries

Community Library Of The Shenango Valley
11 N SHARPSVILLE AVE
Sharon, Pennsylvania
(724) 981-4360

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Sharon Hospitals

Sharon Regional Health System
(Non-profit)
740 East State Street
(412) 983-3911

Sharon Public Schools

Case Avenue El Sch
36 Case Avenue
ZIP: 16146
(724) 983-4015
Primary
Total Enrollment 552
Musser El Sch
500 Cedar Ave
ZIP: 16146
(724) 981-4381
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
Sharon Hs
1129 E State St
ZIP: 16146
(724) 983-4031
High
Total Enrollment 529
Sharon Ms
1129 E State St
ZIP: 16146
(724) 983-4030
Middle
Total Enrollment 312
West Hill El Sch
301 Ellsworth St
ZIP: 16146
(724) 981-4880
Primary
Total Enrollment 301

Sharon Private Schools

Shenango Valley Faith Academy
192 N Oakland Ave
ZIP: 16146
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
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