Diversity in Sharon, by the numbers

Diversity in Sharon

A sampling of ethnicities by percent of total population

(Population 17,612 in the 2010 Census)


14.4 Russian (highest in the state)

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12.9 Irish

9.1 Asian groups (total)

8.9 Italian

7.3 Polish


6.5 English

4.3 Chinese

3.5 Black or African-American groups (total)

1.2 Sub-Saharan African

0.9 Arab


1,195 Sharon High School enrollment:

Enrollment by race/ethnicity (percent)

5.4 African-American

16.0 Asian

2.6 Hispanic

0 Native American

74.1 White

0 Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander

1.9 Multirace, non-Hispanic

SOURCES: US Census Bureau, 2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates; 2010 Census; Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education