Sharon, PA

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Population

13,505

1.13% decline

Poverty Rate

25.2%


Median Age

39.5


Median Household Income

$32,493

2.32% growth

Number of Employees

5,762

1.67% decline

Median Property Value

$64,500

5.22% growth

About

In 2017, Sharon, PA had a population of 13.5k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $32,493. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sharon, PA declined from 13,659 to 13,505, a -1.13% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,757 to $32,493, a 2.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sharon, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.08%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.05%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.98%). N/A% of the people in Sharon, PA speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sharon, PA are Laurel Technical Institute (107 degrees awarded in 2017), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango (107 degrees), and Sharon Regional School of Nursing (19 degrees).

The median property value in Sharon, PA is $64,500, and the homeownership rate is 53.9%. Most people in Sharon, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Sharon, PA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Sharon, PA employs 5.76k people. The largest industries in Sharon, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,259 people), Retail Trade (829 people), and Manufacturing (723 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($65,114), Information ($50,781), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,438).

Median household income in Sharon, PA is $32,493. Males in Sharon, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in Sharon, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,493

2017 value

± $3,480

2.32%

1 Year Growth

± 13.6%

Households in Sharon, PA have a median annual income of $32,493, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $31,757 in 2016, which represents a 2.32% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Sharon, PA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Pennsylvania by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Pennsylvania by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sharon, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 304

  2. Census Tract 303

  3. Census Tract 305

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sharon, PA was Census Tract 304 with a value of $49,591, followed by Census Tract 303 and Census Tract 305, with respective values of $36,787 and $34,896.

The following map shows all of the places in Sharon, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sharon, PA (3.36k out of 13.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,273 ± 344

  2. Black

    722 ± 211

  3. Two Or More

    206 ± 137

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sharon, PA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.76k

2017 Value

± 526

-1.67%

1 Year decline

± 12.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sharon, PA declined at a rate of -1.67%, from 5.86k employees to 5.76k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sharon, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (590 people), Sales & Related Occupations (569 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (484 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sharon, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sharon, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (590 people), Sales & Related Occupations (569 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (484 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sharon, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2.71 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.71 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sharon, PA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,068), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($60,250), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($58,813).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.76k

2017 Value

± 526

-1.67%

1 Year decline

± 12.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sharon, PA declined at a rate of -1.67%, from 5.86k employees to 5.76k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sharon, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,259 people), Retail Trade (829 people), and Manufacturing (723 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sharon, PA, though some of these residents may live in Sharon, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Sharon, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,259 people), Retail Trade (829 people), and Manufacturing (723 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sharon, PA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.76 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.58 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sharon, PA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($65,114), Information ($50,781), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,438).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $88.5B

  2. $57.4B

  3. $55.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $88.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($57.4B) and Pharmaceuticals ($55.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$671B

2020 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

42.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $671B. This is expected to increase 42.2% to $954B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $65.4B

  2. $62.6B

  3. $35.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $65.4B, followed by New Jersey with $62.6B and Ohio and $35.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.2% of the population of Sharon, PA has health coverage, with 35.6% on employee plans, 26.3% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 1.44% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Sharon, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Sharon, PA see 1465 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.543% decrease from the previous year (1473 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1792 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 660 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,465 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Mercer County, PA see an average of 1,465 patients per year. This represents a 0.543% decrease from the previous year (1,473 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mercer County, PA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.78%

Uninsured

35.6%

Employer Coverage

26.3%

Medicaid

14.2%

Medicare

14.7%

Non-Group

1.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sharon, PA declined by 9.38% from 8.58% to 7.78%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sharon, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Sharon, PA is home to a population of 13.5k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.46% of Sharon, PA residents were born outside of the country (602 people).

In 2017, there were 6.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.6k people) in Sharon, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.76k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 416 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.8

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sharon, PA was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Sharon, PA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Sharon, PA residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.46%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

602 people

3.92%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

536 people

As of 2017, 4.46% of Sharon, PA residents (602 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sharon, PA was 3.92%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 81,562 Pennsylvania residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

97.2%

2017 Citizenship

97.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.2% of Sharon, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sharon, PA was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sharon, PA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    10.6k ± 423

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.76k ± 357

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    416 ± 175

In 2017, there were 6.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.6k people) in Sharon, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.76k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 416 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Sharon, PA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    352 ± 117

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    142 ± 83

  3. Korea

    78 ± 40

Sharon, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Sharon, PA awarded 233 degrees. The student population of Sharon, PA is skewed towards women, with 208 male students and 471 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sharon, PA are White (194 and 83.3%), followed by Black or African American (30 and 12.9%), Two or More Races (5 and 2.15%), and Unknown (2 and 0.858%).

The largest universities in Sharon, PA by number of degrees awarded are Laurel Technical Institute (107 and 45.9%), Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango (107 and 45.9%), and Sharon Regional School of Nursing (19 and 8.15%).

The most popular majors in Sharon, PA are Registered Nursing (44 and 18.9%), Phlebotamy Technician (38 and 16.3%), and Physical Therapy Technician (21 and 9.01%).

The median tuition costs in Sharon, PA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $12,474 and $19,960 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 21 degrees awarded

  2. 18 degrees awarded

  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sharon, PA was Physical Therapy Technician with 21 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Sharon, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 107 degrees awarded

  2. 107 degrees awarded

  3. 19 degrees awarded

$12,474

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Sharon, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Laurel Technical Institute with 107 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

57

Degrees Awarded to Men

176

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 57 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sharon, PA, which is 0.324 times less than the 176 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Sharon, PA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    194 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    30 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    5 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sharon, PA were to White students. These 194 degrees mean that there were 6.47 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 30 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sharon, PA was $64,500 in 2017, which is 0.281 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $61,300 to $64,500, a 5.22% increase. The homeownership rate in Sharon, PA is 53.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sharon, PA have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sharon, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$64,500

2017 Median

± $3,094

$61,300

2016 Median

± $4,023

In 2017, the median property value in Sharon, PA grew to to $64,500 from the previous year's value of $61,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sharon, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sharon, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Household Income

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$32,493

Median Household Income

± $3,480

6.1k

Number of Households

± 497

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.1k households in Sharon, PA grew to $32,493 from the previous year's value of $31,757.

The following chart displays the households in Sharon, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sharon, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sharon, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

53.9%

2017 Homeownership

54.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.9% of the housing units in Sharon, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sharon, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sharon, PA have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.99% of the workforce in Sharon, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.5%

  2. Carpooled

    10.9%

  3. Walked

    3.83%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sharon, PA was Drove Alone (79.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.9%) and those who Walked (3.83%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sharon, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sharon, PA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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