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Sharon is a town in Norfolk County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The latitude of Sharon is 42.123N. The longitude is -71.179W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 249 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 17,408.


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Median household income
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$89,256
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sharon demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Massapoag, Borderland State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Sharon residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $41,323, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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63% 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 $646.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,804.


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Libraries in Sharon include Sharon Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sharon include Sharon Advocate

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The average commute time for Sharon workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 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 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Sharon include Econo Lodge Sharon, Holiday Inn Express Hotels.

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