Sharon, New York

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Population in 2010: 1,846. Population change since 2000: +0.2%
 
Males: 948  (51.4%)
Females: 898  (48.6%)
Median resident age:  42.4 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 13459.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,546 (it was $36,413 in 2000)
Sharon:

$50,546
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,034 (it was $18,639 in 2000)

Sharon town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $124,632 (it was $73,400 in 2000)
Sharon:

$124,632
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $151,318; Detached houses: $160,570; Townhouses or other attached units: $129,173; In 2-unit structures: $150,701; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $199,787; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $146,396; Mobile homes: $95,308
Sharon races chart
  • White alone - 1,747 (94.6%)
  • Hispanic - 55 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 18 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 15 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.05%)

Races in Sharon detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sharon: 164.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.8%), United States (17.5%), Irish (11.4%), English (9.4%), Italian (8.5%), Dutch (7.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1180 feet

Land area: 39.1 square miles.

Population density: 47 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Sharon,NY real estate house value index trend

Sharon, New York map

For population 25 years and over in Sharon:

  • High school or higher: 79.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sharon town:

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

68 residents are foreign born (3.4% Europe).

This town:  3.7%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Sharon town:  1.9% ($1,393)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
Sharon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (34.2 miles , pop. 61,821).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bronx, NY (138.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Sharon Springs, NY (1.4 miles ), Ames, NY (2.1 miles) , Seward, NY (2.1 miles ), Roseboom, NY (2.7 miles ), Cherry Valley, NY (2.8 miles ), Root, NY (2.9 miles ), Carlisle, NY (2.9 miles ), Decatur, NY (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $76,200
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $67,500
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $68,600
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $269,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $89,500
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,100
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $153,700
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $211,900
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $211,900
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $154,400
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $148,300
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $81,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.77 N, Longitude: 74.60 W

Sharon household income distribution Sharon home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.4%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Financial managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Sharon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sharon, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sharon-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.5 miles away from the Sharon town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.2 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused $800,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sharon-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 82.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 126.7 miles away from Sharon center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 10.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 159.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 184.4 miles away from Sharon center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 310.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Schoharie County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sharon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sharon:

  • COBLESKILL REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; COBLESKILL, NY)
  • EDEN PARK HEALTH CARE CENTRE INC COBLESKILL (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; COBLESKILL, NY)
  • PALATINE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PALATINE BRIDGE, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sharon:

  • SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (about 10 miles; Cobleskill, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,455)
  • Fulton-Montgomery Community College (about 22 miles; Johnstown, NY; FT enrollment: 2,043)
  • Herkimer County Community College (about 28 miles; Herkimer, NY; FT enrollment: 2,774)
  • SUNY Oneonta (about 32 miles; Oneonta, NY; FT enrollment: 6,081)
  • Schenectady County Community College (about 34 miles; Schenectady, NY; FT enrollment: 3,676)
  • Union College (about 35 miles; Schenectady, NY; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Mohawk Valley Community College (about 38 miles; Utica, NY; FT enrollment: 5,693)

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Notable locations in Sharon: Beekman Corners (A), Parsons Farm (B), Stone House Farm (C), Sunnycrest Orchards Farm Market (D), Cold Springs Farm (E), Sharon Orchards (F), Marchand Manor Assisted Living Facility (G), Sharon Springs Manor Adult Home (H), Sharon Springs Free Library (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sharon include: Saint Johns Church (A), Dutch Reformed Church (B), Sharon Springs United Methodist Church (C), Rose of Sharon Church of God (D), Saint Matthew's Lutheran Chapel (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Slate Hill Cemetery (1), Bellinger Cemetery (2), Beekman Cemetery (3), Ball Cemetery (4), Leesville Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Bowmaker Pond (A), Clausen Pond (B), Engleville Pond (C), Cedar Swamp (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Schoharie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.5%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.9%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

15.1%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

9.0%
Whole state:

7.4%
17 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
27 people in nursing homes in 2000
27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Sharon compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (69%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sharon town (based on Schoharie County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.82%
Here: 38.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaReformed Church in AmericaAssemblies of God
Adherents31.5%24.7%20.9%5.8%3.9%
Congregations5.6%40.7%11.1%9.3%3.7%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents2.8%2.5%2.4%1.5%3.9%
Congregations1.9%1.9%7.4%1.9%16.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Schoharie County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Schoharie County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Schoharie County:

5.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

7.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Schoharie County:

24.3%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.2%
State:

15.6%

5.36% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200540,539 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
New York average:

5.41%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Albany County, NY  0.63% ($37,104 average AGI)
from Schenectady County, NY  0.51% ($39,685)
from Delaware County, NY  0.41% ($34,432)


5.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200632,142 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
New York average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Schenectady County, NY  0.83% ($29,787 average AGI)
to Albany County, NY  0.76% ($26,827)
to Montgomery County, NY  0.49% ($36,811)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sharon:

  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WXBH (1190 AM; 1 kW; COBLESKILL, NY; Owner: NY COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOFX (980 AM; 5 kW; TROY, NY)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sharon:

  • WJIV (101.9 FM; CHERRY VALLEY, NY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WBUG-FM (101.1 FM; FORT PLAIN, NY; Owner: ROSER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGKR (105.3 FM; GRAND GORGE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WMYY (97.3 FM; SCHOHARIE, NY; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCAN (93.3 FM; CANAJOHARIE, NY; Owner: W A M C)
  • WQBJ (103.5 FM; COBLESKILL, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYJB (95.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGNA-FM (107.7 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)
  • WMHT-FM (89.1 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRVE (99.5 FM; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPYX (106.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCR-FM (88.3 FM; LOUDONVILLE, NY; Owner: SIENA COLLEGE)
  • WFLY (92.3 FM; TROY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRIP (97.9 FM; WINDHAM, NY; Owner: RIP RADIO, LLC)
  • WSKU (105.5 FM; LITTLE FALLS, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBKK (97.7 FM; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: GEM ASSOCIATES, L. P.)
  • WPGL (90.7 FM; PATTERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WDHI (100.3 FM; DELHI, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sharon:

  • WKTV (Channel 2; UTICA, NY; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION OF NEW YORK LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYPX (Channel 55; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: PAXSON ALBANY LICENSE, INC.)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total costs: $9,464,000
Total average daily traffic: 7,050
Total average daily truck traffic: 784
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 9,769

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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