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Sharon is a town in Litchfield County, in the Torrington metro area.

The community was named for the biblical place.

The latitude of Sharon is 41.860N. The longitude is -73.449W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,135 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,968.


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Median household income
Local
$53,000
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sharon demographic reports
Sharon is in the Litchfield Hills.
A long village green, stretching for a mile and a half, is lined with historic houses.
During the early days of the American Revolution, three men from Sharon were captured, taken to England and exhibited there in cages as "horrific Yankees."
Well-known residents have included:
· Kevin Bacon, actor
Local festivals include:
  • Audubon Festival - Aug. 11-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sharon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Housatonic Meadows State Park
Wildlife: Sharon Audubon Center

Historic sites and museums: Gay-Hoyt House Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Sharon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Litchfield County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 06069 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Sharon residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sharon ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sharon was $45,418, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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36% of Sharon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Sharon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $594.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,394.


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Libraries in Sharon include Hotchkiss Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Sharon workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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