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The Sharon CDP(1) had a population of 733 as of July 1, 2021. 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 41.8793 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 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Sharon, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 733 (100%)
Population in Households 679 (92.6%)
Population in Families 510 (69.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 54 ( 7.4%)
Population Density 245
Diversity Index2 24


Median Household Income $94,951
Average Household Income $157,847
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $71,139
Wealth Index5 231


Total HU (Housing Units) 453 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 107 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (27.2%)
Median Home Value $360,185
Average Home Value $521,076
Housing Affordability Index3 156


Total Households 330
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 190
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.05% -0.16%
Households 0.27% -0.18%
Families 0.14% -0.32%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
Owner Occupied HU   0.09%

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, 2021 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
Median Household Income # 42 71st
Housing Affordability Index # 102 71st
Per Capita Income # 16 90th
Diversity Index # 103 29th

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