Sharon, Pennsylvania Population 2021

12,617
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Sharon is a city located in Mercer County Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 12,617, it is the 50th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 2620th largest city in the United States . Sharon is currently declining at a rate of -1.24% annually and its population has decreased by -10.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,038 in 2010. Sharon reached it's highest population of 26,454 in 1950. Spanning over 4 miles, Sharon has a population density of 3,345 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sharon is $47,046 with a poverty rate of 27.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $585 per month, and the median house value is $65,400. The median age in Sharon is 39.7 years, 37.3 years for males, and 42 years for females.

Sharon Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sharon was:

  • White: 78.27%
  • Black or African American: 15.00%
  • Two or more races: 4.91%
  • Asian: 1.07%
  • Other race: 0.63%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sharon, Pennsylvania is 12,617 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,091.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,038.

Sharon, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,35378.27%
Black or African American1,98415.00%
Two or More Races6494.91%
Asian1421.07%
Some Other Race830.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.12%
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Sharon Population by Race

Sharon Population Pyramid $2021

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Sharon Median Age

39.7


Total

37.3


Male

42


Female

Sharon Adults

There are 10,355 adults, (2,412 of whom are seniors) in Sharon.

Sharon Age Dependency

66.5

Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Sharon Sex Ratio

Female

6,932

52.41%

Male

6,295

47.59%

Sharon Population by Age

Sharon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sharon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
All49.8%50.2%
Non Family39.4%60.6%
Male38.2%61.8%
Female30.5%69.5%

49.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sharon Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,9932.1849.8
Non Family2,5851.1139.4
Married1,7313.0982.3
Female1,2922.9730.5
Male3852.5738.2

2.85

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

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Sharon Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2122.32%
9th to 12th Grade1,24513.61%
High School Graduate3,75341.03%
Some College1,45715.93%
Associates Degree8849.66%
Bachelors Degree1,13912.45%
Graduate Degree4575.00%
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Sharon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sharon Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,5486,4081,399
Black1,2391,124146
Hispanic1344521
Asian1334620
2+ Races845810
Other Race4810
Native American1616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.53%.

Sharon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,049$31,384$24,832
Less Than 9th Grade$26,488$26,607$
High School Graduate$26,332$32,423$21,182
Some College$26,860$32,150$24,010
Bachelors Degree$37,665$45,063$30,455
Graduate Degree$53,375$$54,250

$28,049

Average Earnings

$31,384

Average Male

$24,832

Average Female

Sharon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sharon Language by Age

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Sharon Language

96.31% of Sharon residents speak only English, while 3.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.55% of the population.

Sharon Language

Sharon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,1492,06020.30%
Black1,98094247.58%
Multiple63641565.25%
Asian1429164.08%
Hispanic1824826.37%
Other831416.87%

27.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.62%

Male Poverty Rate

28.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sharon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sharon is Multiple, with 65.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sharon is Other, with 16.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.52%.

Sharon Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.44%
High School25.50%
Some College14.70%
Bachelors or Greater8.85%

Sharon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed86.90%
Male Unemployed52.32%
Female Employed16.54%
Male Employed11.53%

Sharon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sharon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,470$47,046
Families$50,819$56,172
Married Families$68,097-
Non Families$21,423$32,172
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Income by Household Type

Sharon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.5%

Male Marriage Rate

30.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Sharon Married by Age and Sex

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Sharon Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Sharon Marital Status by Race

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Sharon Marital Status

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845

Number of Veterans

813

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam309
Second Gulf War150
Korea67
First Gulf War58
World War II32

Sharon Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64239
65 to 74228
75+165
35 to 54123
18 to 3490

Sharon Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7348.57%
Black1047.37%
2+ Races74.09%
Hispanic21.43%

Sharon Veterans by Race

Sharon Veterans by Education

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13.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sharon Veterans by Education

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57.7%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Sharon Employment by Age

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Sharon Employment by Race

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Sharon Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.97%

Born in Sharon

97.00%

Native Born

3.00%

Foreign Born

0.99%

Non Citizen

2.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.00% of Sharon residents were born in the United States, with 74.97% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Sharon Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,617-158-1.24%
202012,775-158-1.22%
201912,933-158-1.21%
201813,091-140-1.06%
201713,231-137-1.02%
201613,368-136-1.01%
201513,504-128-0.94%
201413,632-90-0.66%
201313,722-83-0.60%
201213,805-88-0.63%
201113,893-105-0.75%
201013,998-2,330-1.53%
200016,328-1,165-0.69%
199017,493-1,564-0.85%
198019,057-3,596-1.71%
197022,653-2,614-1.09%
196025,267-1,187-0.46%
195026,4548320.32%
194025,622-286-0.11%
193025,9084,1611.77%
192021,7476,4773.60%
191015,2706,3545.53%
19008,9161,4571.80%
18907,4591,7752.75%
18805,6841,4633.02%
18704,2210.00%

Sharon Population by Year