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Sharon, MA Town Information

Sharon is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 17,612 at the 2010 census. Sharon is part of Greater Boston, about 17 miles (27 km) southwest of downtown Boston.

 

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 24.2 square miles (62.6 kmē), of which, 23.3 square miles (60.4 kmē) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.2 kmē) (3.56%) is water. This includes Lake Massapoag, which is one of the town's most prominent features and a popular recreational site for swimming and boating. It was largely responsible for the town's early development as a summer resort location. Sharon is drained by the Canoe River to the south, and Massapoag Brook to the north.

 

As of the census of 2000, there were 17,408 people, 5,934 households and 4,931 families residing in the town. The population density was 747.0 people per square mile (288.3/kmē). There were 6,026 housing units at an average density of 258.6 per square mile (99.8/kmē).