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Overview

Introduction to Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania

Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, in Delaware county, is 6 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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.

People

Total Population 5,693
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 11.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,371
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 34.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,540
% Above Poverty Level 86.9%
% Below Poverty Level 13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 25.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 25%
Median Gross Rent $1,097
Median House Value $123,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.1%
US/American 0%
English 3.9%
Irish 9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station PHILADELPHIA INTL AP
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
Station MARCUS HOOK
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
Station AUDUBON
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 4,158 $73,393
Collingdale 8,786 $58,105
Colwyn 2,559 $55,664
Darby 10,693 $34,952
Folcroft 6,630 $54,741
Glenolden 7,159 $75,838

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sharon Hill Public Libraries

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

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Sharon Hill High Schools

ACADEMY PARK HS
610-522-4330
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,224 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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