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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Sharon is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 13,505. Sharon is in Mercer County. Living in Sharon offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Sharon and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$64,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$596
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    270.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    15
    6.1
  • Rape
    90.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    142.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    676.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,292.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    135.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Sharon

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,493
National
$55,322
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Sharon Reviews

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Sharon was once a good place to be from; now it's not a good town to go back to. I wouldn't have traded my childhood and growing up in Sharon for anything; it was one of the most complete and memorable times of my life. Sadly however, Sharon has really changed for the worse since I've graduated high school. It used to be a town where everyone knew everyone and everyone was friends. Now it's become a town wrought with crime and violence. Most of my friends from high school moved far away after high school which is the only way to really experience success. Sharon is a dying town; businesses constantly move out along with exceptional doctors and medical personnel. Vacant houses and buildings abound in a city of less than 15,000 now. As I said, Sharon used to be a great city, but somewhere throughout time, it lost its way. Hopefully one day when my children are old enough, I'll be able to take them to where I grew up and they'll see what I once saw all those years ago.
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This area is very suburban. There are a lot of neighborhoods, most people live in houses, some in small apartment buildings, and some in the projects. The weather is intense, being an hour south of lake Erie we have high humidity all the time, hot summers which sometimes are dry and sometimes pour rain. Fall quickly passes into a brittle cold winter sometimes as early as November and the lake effect snow is heavy most years. February is almost always the coldest month with temperatures in the teen or close to zero. Spring tends to be cool and wet and then back into summer. Also it is cloudy all year long, probably almost as bad as Seattle. There are about 15,000 people in town, our town is about 2x4 miles in size. The traffic is alright, never too congested. The crime is bad in most parts of town, but is very good around the high school and park.
Small town, downtown isn’t the best but it is acceptable. Not amazing schools, neighbors can be mean and rude. I like the winner mall and original Quaker steak and lube though.