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Sharon, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

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The City of Sharon had a population of 14,010 as of July 1, 2017. Sharon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sharon is located at latitude 41.234 and longitude -80.4998 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sharon (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 994 feet.

The City of Sharon (GNIS ID: 1215447) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sharon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Sharon, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,010
Daytime Population: Workers 6,065
Daytime Population: Residents 8,318
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,383
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 13,808
Population in Familes 10,286
Population in Group Qrtrs 202
Population Density2 3,717
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $34,144
Average Household Income $48,369
Per Capita Income $21,130


Total Housing Units 7,161 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,316 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,714 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,131 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $71,152
Average Home Value $89,152


Total Households 6,030
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 3,442
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.03% -0.27%
Households -0.01% -0.25%
Families -0.12% -0.32%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Sharon, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sharon to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 53 97th
Population Density # 288 84th
Diversity Index # 213 88th
Median Household Income # 1664 6th
Per Capita Income # 1523 14th

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