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Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania
Rt 102 at Sharon Hill.JPG
SEPTA route 102 streetcar at Sharon Hill station
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Delaware
Elevation 85 ft (25.9 m)
Coordinates Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Area 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km²)
 - land 0.8 sq mi (2 km²)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km²), 12.5%
Population 6,356 (2015)
Density 7,382.8 /sq mi (2,850.5 /km²)
Mayor Harry Dunfee
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 19079
Area code 610 and 484
FIPS code 42-69752
GNIS feature ID 1187371
Location of Sharon Hill in Delaware County
Location of Sharon Hill in Delaware County
Location of Sharon Hill in Pennsylvania
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Location of Sharon Hill in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Sharon Hill is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,697 at the 2010 census. Currently the population stands at 6,356 residents.


Sharon Hill is located in eastern Delaware County at Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found. (39.906340, -75.271008). It is bordered to the west by 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.

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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,058
1910 1,401 32.4%
1920 1,780 27.1%
1930 3,825 114.9%
1940 4,467 16.8%
1950 5,464 22.3%
1960 7,123 30.4%
1970 7,464 4.8%
1980 6,221 −16.7%
1990 5,771 −7.2%
2000 5,468 −5.3%
2010 5,697 4.2%
Est. 2015 5,702 0.1%

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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