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Sharon is a city in Mercer County, in the Youngstown-Warren metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Sharon. For links to other places called Sharon, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Sharon is 41.233N. The longitude is -80.493W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,001 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,735.


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Median household income
Local
$26,945
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sharon demographic reports
Sharon is in the Shenango Valley
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 83. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 5.2 per 1,000 people.
Ranked among the top 10 cities, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Colleges and universities: Pennsylvania State University -- Shenango Campus
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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21% of Sharon residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sharon ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sharon was $15,913, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Sharon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Sharon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $323.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $692.


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Libraries in Sharon include Shenango Valley Com Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sharon include Sharon Herald

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Mercer County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sharon political report.

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The average commute time for Sharon workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sharon between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other PA communities named Sharon:
  �Potter County township

PA communities formerly known as Sharon:
  �Farrell, Mercer County

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