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Sharon is a township in Fayette County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Sharon. For links to other places called Sharon, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Sharon is 39.045N. The longitude is -89.097W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 656 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 940.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sharon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fayette County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62471 ZIP code.
27% 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 $20,779, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Sharon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sharon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $175. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $935.
Fayette County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sharon political report.
The average commute time for Sharon workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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