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Sharon, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Sharon Census Designated Place had a population of 732 as of July 1, 2019. Sharon ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index 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 41.8793 and longitude -73.4768 in Litchfield County. The formal boundaries for the Sharon Census Designated Place 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.

The Sharon Census Designated Place is located within Town of Sharon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Litchfield County.


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Sharon, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Sharon, CT Housing Affordability Index is 93
State of Connecticut Housing Affordability Index is 111
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Sharon, CT Wealth Index is 172
State of Connecticut Wealth Index is 142
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 732
Population in Households 676
Population in Families 510
Population in Group Qrtrs 56
Population Density 245
Diversity Index1 15
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $80,467
Average Household Income $109,570
Per Capita Income $48,870
Wealth Index3 172

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 451 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 221 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 126 (27.9%)
Median Home Value $450,000
Housing Affordability Index2 93
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 325
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 188
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.04% -0.08%
Households 0.17% -0.12%
Families 0.06% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

Sharon, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sharon to the other 143 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 136 6th
Population Density # 139 3rd
Diversity Index # 130 10th
Median Household Income # 60 59th
Per Capita Income # 42 71st

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