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Sharon, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Sharon Census Designated Place had a population of 764 as of July 1, 2015. Sharon ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sharon is located at latitude 41.879 and longitude -73.4616 in Litchfield County. The formal boundaries for the Sharon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Litchfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 709 feet.

The Sharon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631575) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sharon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Sharon Census Designated Place, CT Boundary Map

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Sharon, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 764
Population in Households 705
Population in Familes 536
Population in Group Qrtrs 59
Population Density1 255
Diversity Index2 19
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 342
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 200
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 468 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 231 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 111 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (26.9%)
Median Home Value $332,143
Average Home Value $445,130
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $73,675
Average Household Income $82,068
Per Capita Income $37,354
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 0.57%
Households 1.27% 0.69%
Families 1.29% 0.59%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Sharon, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sharon to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 135 6th
Population Density1 # 137 4th
Diversity Index2 # 105 27th
Median Household Income # 66 54th
Per Capita Income # 62 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Connecticut Census Data Comparison Tool.