Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania
Sharon Hill Public Library
Sharon Hill Public Library
Location in Delaware County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Delaware County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Sharon Hill is located in Pennsylvania
Sharon Hill
Sharon Hill
Location of Sharon Hill in Pennsylvania
Sharon Hill is located in the United States
Sharon Hill
Sharon Hill
Sharon Hill (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°54′23″N 75°16′16″W / 39.90639°N 75.27111°W / 39.90639; -75.27111
CountryUnited States
 • MayorHykeem Green
 • Total0.77 sq mi (2.00 km2)
 • Land0.77 sq mi (2.00 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
85 ft (26 m)
 • Total5,697
 • Estimate 
 • Density7,369.17/sq mi (2,846.46/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)610 and 484
FIPS code42-045-69752
FIPS code42-69752
GNIS feature ID1187371

Sharon Hill is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,697 at the 2010 census.[3] Currently the population stands at 6,356 residents.


The government of Sharon Hill operates under the Pennsylvania State Borough Code. The day-to-day operations of the borough are exercised through the borough manager, Ieasa Nichols. The mayor is Hykeem Green. The borough has seven councilmembers.[citation needed]


Sharon Hill is located in eastern Delaware County at 39°54′23″N 75°16′16″W / 39.90639°N 75.27111°W / 39.90639; -75.27111 (39.906340, -75.271008).[4] 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.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Sharon Hill has a total area of 0.77 square miles (2.0 km2), all land.[3]


Historical population

As of Census 2010, the racial makeup of the borough was 32.6% White, 60.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population [1][dead link].

As of the census[6] 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 inhabitants per square mile (2,849.2/km2). There were 2,265 housing units at an average density of 2,954.0 per square mile (1,140.5/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.


Students are in the Southeast Delco School District.[9] K-8 school residents in Sharon Hill are zoned to Sharon Hill School.[10] All residents of the school district are zoned to Academy Park High School.

Until 2003, Catholic school students attended Holy Spirit School. This school has since closed due to lack of enrollment. Another Catholic school, Holy Child Academy, closed in 1973.

Delaware County Community College operates the Southeast Center in the Folcroft East Business Park.


The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia operates Catholic churches. Established in 1892, Holy Spirit Church closed in 2015, consolidating into St. George Church in Glenolden.[11]

Notable people


US 13 northbound in Sharon Hill

As of 2008, there were 11.17 miles (17.98 km) of public roads in Sharon Hill, of which 2.14 miles (3.44 km) were maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and 9.03 miles (14.53 km) were maintained by the borough.[13]

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.

SEPTA route 102 streetcar at Sharon Hill station

Sharon Hill is connected to the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby by the SEPTA 102 trolley at its Sharon Hill terminus. Curtis Park Station and Sharon Hill Station are SEPTA train stations on the Wilmington/Newark Regional Rail line.

The new Holy Spirit Catholic Church, built in 1960, closed in 2015
Old church near the 1960 Holy Spirit Catholic Church


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Sharon Hill borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  6. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Census 2020".
  9. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Sharon Hill borough, PA" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-05-04. - Compare to the school district zoning maps.
  10. ^ "District Map". Southeast Delco School District. Retrieved 2020-05-04.
  11. ^ Mengers, Patti (2015-01-12). "Holy Spirit parishioners bid tearful farewell to their church". Delco Times. Retrieved 2020-05-04.
  12. ^ Mengers, Patti (2011-03-13). "Sharon Hill native Cardinal John Foley has retired from his Vatican job and returned to the county". Delco Times. Retrieved 2020-05-04.
  13. ^ "Sharon Hill Borough map" (PDF). PennDOT. Retrieved March 12, 2023.