A small town located in Massachusetts, Sharon has just under 6,000 residents. Families with children will fit right in, as kids aged 5-14 make up an above-average 24% of the population, while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just over 38, skew younger than most cities in Massachusetts. Just 18% of residents rent in Sharon, as the majority own their homes. With an average rent of $1,318 per month, exceeding the state average by $101 per month, relatively high rent costs could be a factor in the higher levels of ownership.
Sharon's average commute time ranks as one of the slowest in the state at about 42 minutes, 9th-highest in the state. Driving is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 34% of residents, while public transportation is used by just 10% of the population. Not many commuters walk to work.
Many Sharon residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, education, and scientific. Combined, these industries account for 24% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in management, making it the top field in the town. With an average annual income of about $122K, Sharon workers take home around $38,000 more than their peers elsewhere in Massachusetts. Sharon's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Sharon has a large number of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 19% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 22% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
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