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Welcome to Sharon ...

Sharon is located in Norfolk County<1>.

When the people of Sharon refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Sharonite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sharon has a population of 18,907 people<3> (see below for details).

Sharon was settled in 1650 and was incorporated in 1775.

Sharon is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Sharon lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Sharon: (781) and (339)<5>

The ZIP code for Sharon: 02067<6>

Websites for Sharon ...

Official Website: www.townofsharon.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sharon had an population of 18,907 people. This is an increase of 7.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sharon had a population of 17,612 people. This makes Sharon the county's 15th most populous community.

The population of Sharon represents 0.27% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 106th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,612 people, the population of Sharon increased 1.17% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 17,408 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sharon.

Communities Also Named Sharon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 55 communities that are also named Sharon - they are located in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina (5), North Dakota, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Vermont, Virginia, Washington (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sharon.

Communities near Sharon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sharon.

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Sharon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
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  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Sharon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
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    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the east of Sharon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
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  • Quincy [Norfolk County]
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    • Quincy [Norfolk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Sharon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,421 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newton [Middlesex County]
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      • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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    • Framingham [Middlesex County]
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      • Framingham [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,892 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waltham
      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the north of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Brookline [Norfolk County]
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      • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 people
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    • Weymouth [Norfolk County]
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      • Weymouth [Norfolk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,104 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sharon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sharon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sharon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sharon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sharon. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sharon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sharon ...

Looking for more information about Sharon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Sharon, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Sharon.

Adding Sharon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sharon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sharon was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Sharon on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sharon on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sharon: www.townofsharon.net/

The official website for Norfolk County: www.norfolkcounty.org/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Norfolk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Sharon refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Sharon may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sharon.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sharon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (339) is an overlay for area code (781).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Sharon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sharon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sharon) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sharon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SharonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sharon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1237, Longitude: -71.1790    






















 

 

 

 

 


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