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Sharon, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Sharon Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Litchfield County at latitude 41.879 and longitude -73.4616. Litchfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 709 feet.

The formal official name is the Sharon Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sharon, Connecticut.

The U5 Census Class Code for Sharon indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Sharon Census Designated Place, CT Boundary Map


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Sharon, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 753
Population in Households 693
Population in Familes 524
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 252
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 336
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 194
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 459 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 229 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (26.8%)
Median Home Value $306,579
Average Home Value $426,092


Median Household Income $77,173
Average Household Income $105,609
Per Capita Income $47,591
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.77% 0.4%
Households 1.15% 0.53%
Families 0.87% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 107 25th
Median Household Income # 57 61st
Per Capita Income # 36 75th

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