Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSharon Hill, Pennsylvania
SEPTA route 102 streetcar at Sharon Hill station
|Elevation||85 ft (25.9 m)|
|Area||0.8 sq mi (2.1 km²)|
|- land||0.8 sq mi (2 km²)|
|- water||0.1 sq mi (0 km²), 12.5%|
|Density||7,382.8 /sq mi (2,850.5 /km²)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code||610 and 484|
|GNIS feature ID||1187371|
Sharon Hill is located in eastern Delaware County at Folcroft, to the north by Collingdale and Darby, to the east by Colwyn, and to the south by Darby Township. U.S. Route 13 (Chester Pike) is the main road through the borough, leading northeast 8 miles (13 km) to Center City Philadelphia and southwest 6 miles (10 km) to Chester.(39.906340, -75.271008). It is bordered to the west by
According to the United States Census Bureau, Sharon Hill has a total area of 0.77 square miles (2.0 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,697 people, 2,186 households, and 1,390 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,379.5 people per square mile (2,777.9/km²). There were 2,265 housing units at an average density of 2,954.0 per square mile (1,141.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 32.6% White, 60.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.0% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% 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.
Sharon Hill is connected to Upper Darby by the SEPTA 102 trolley at its Sharon Hill terminus. It also has a train station on the Wilmington/Newark Regional Rail line.
Chester Pike (US-13) runs through the borough providing easy access into and through Sharon Hill.
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