Sharon (CDP), Massachusetts
official_name = Sharon, Massachusetts
settlement_type = CDP
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Norfolk
area_total_km2 = 7.8
area_land_km2 = 7.7
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 3.0
area_land_sq_mi = 3.0
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 5941
population_density_km2 = 767.3
population_density_sq_mi = 1987.3
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 90
elevation_ft = 295
latd = 42 |latm = 6 |lats = 55 |latNS = N
longd = 71 |longm = 11 |longs = 0 |longEW = W
Sharon is located at coor dms|42|6|55|N|71|10|59|W|city (42.115301, -71.18324).GR|1
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.8 km²(3.0 mi²). 7.7 km² (3.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.99%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 5,941 people, 2,052 households, and 1,678 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 767.2/km² (1,987.3/mi²). There were 2,084 housing units at an average density of 269.1/km² (697.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.41% White, 2.46% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 3.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.
There were 2,052 households out of which 44.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.2% were non-families. 15.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.25.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $74,648, and the median income for a family was $84,747. Males had a median income of $66,289 versus $45,800 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $34,453. About 2.5% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.
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