Sharon, Pennsylvania Population 2020

12,851

Sharon is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 12,851, it is the 48th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 2587th largest city in the United States. Sharon is currently declining at a rate of -0.99% annually and its population has decreased by -8.46% 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 3,407 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sharon is $46,117 with a poverty rate of 28.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $588 per month, and the median house value is $63,800. The median age in Sharon is 39.3 years, 36.8 years for males, and 42.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.1 males.

Sharon Demographics

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

  • White: 77.93%
  • Black or African American: 14.34%
  • Two or more races: 5.33%
  • Asian: 1.45%
  • Other race: 0.78%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sharon, Pennsylvania is 12,851, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,109.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,038.

Sharon, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,42577.93%
Black or African American1,91914.34%
Two or More Races7135.33%
Asian1941.45%
Some Other Race1040.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native230.17%

Sharon Population Pyramid 2020

Sharon Median Age

39.3


Total

36.8


Male

42.4


Female

Sharon Adults

There are 10,544 adults, (2,223 of whom are seniors) in Sharon.

Sharon Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Sharon Sex Ratio

Female

7,150

53.45%

Male

6,228

46.55%

Sharon Households and Families

Sharon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sharon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.7%15.3%
All52.2%47.8%
Male45.8%54.2%
Non Family41.8%58.2%
Female31.5%68.5%

52.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,0292.1952.2
Non Family2,4551.1441.8
Married1,7603.0184.7
Female1,4212.8631.5
Male3932.645.8

2.81

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

8.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sharon Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2492.71%
9th to 12th Grade1,29314.08%
High School Graduate3,69440.22%
Some College1,48216.14%
Associates Degree8369.10%
Bachelors Degree1,24313.53%
Graduate Degree3874.21%

Sharon Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,5016,3341,366
Black1,1861,044194
Hispanic1976328
Asian1648617
Multiple Races1189725
Other Race6824
Native American2323

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 multiple races people with a rate of 21.19%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,298$32,157$25,152
Less Than High School$$$10,556
High School Grad$26,738$30,870$22,741
Some College$27,120$32,179$25,522
Bachelors Degree$40,494$46,417$25,516
Graduate Degree$42,411$$43,167

$28,298

Average Earnings

$32,157

Average Male

$25,152

Average Female

Sharon Language

Sharon Language by Age

Sharon Language

95.00% of Sharon residents speak only English, while 5.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.60% of the population.

Sharon Poverty

Sharon Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,1072,08120.59%
Black1,9111,05054.95%
Multiple69046066.67%
Hispanic33514543.28%
Asian1947940.72%
Other104109.62%
Native23313.04%

28.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.34%

Male Poverty Rate

30.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sharon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sharon is Multiple, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sharon is Other, with 9.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.73%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School49.67%
High School22.29%
Some College19.73%
Bachelors or Greater7.74%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed72.45%
Male Unemployed44.38%
Female Employed15.77%
Male Employed12.50%

Sharon Income

Sharon Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,137$46,117
Families$46,538$54,947
Married Families$66,750-
Non Families$20,374$30,361

Sharon Marital Status

Sharon Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.4%

Male Marriage Rate

31.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Sharon Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Sharon Marital Status by Race

Sharon Veterans

873

Number of Veterans

839

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam322
Second Gulf War174
Korea65
First Gulf War61
World War II31
Name Veterans % of Total
White6867.88%
Black18013.46%
2 or More73.18%
Hispanic20.92%

$Sharon Veterans by Education

17.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sharon Employment Status

58%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Sharon Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

76.11%

Born in Pennsylvania

96.20%

Native Born

3.80%

Foreign Born

2.12%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.20% of Sharon residents were born in the United States, with 76.11% having been born in Pennsylvania. 2.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202012,851-129-0.99%
201912,980-129-0.98%
201813,109-130-0.98%
201713,239-129-0.96%
201613,368-135-1.00%
201513,503-128-0.94%
201413,631-90-0.66%
201313,721-85-0.62%
201213,806-87-0.63%
201113,893-106-0.76%
201013,999-2,329-1.53%
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%