Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania

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Sharon Hill is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,468 at the 2000 census.



Sharon Hill is located at 39°54′23″N 75°16′16″W / 39.90639°N 75.27111°W / 39.90639; -75.27111 (39.906340, -75.271008)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,468 people, 2,091 households, and 1,390 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,191.7 people per square mile (2,777.9/km²). There were 2,246 housing units at an average density of 2,954.0/sq mi (1,141.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 71.07% White, 24.80% African American, 0.09% Native American, 1.52% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population.

There were 2,091 households out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the borough the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $42,436, and the median income for a family was $48,146. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $29,049 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,503. About 10.6% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.8% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.

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