Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 5,575 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.2%
 
Males: 2,857  (51.3%)
Females: 2,718  (48.7%)
Median resident age:

29.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.6 years

Zip codes: 17257.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $32,743 (it was $27,660 in 2000)
Shippensburg:

$32,743
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,943 (it was $14,816 in 2000)

Shippensburg borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $154,249 (it was $89,600 in 2000)
Shippensburg:

$154,249
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $172,965; detached houses: $178,947; townhouses or other attached units: $118,658

Median gross rent in 2016: $861.

March 2019 cost of living index in Shippensburg: 98.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 26.0%
(22.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.6% for Black residents, 50.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.7% for other race residents, 40.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Shippensburg, PA (2010)
    • 4,88188.9%White alone
    • 2254.1%Black alone
    • 1803.3%Hispanic
    • 1192.2%Two or more races
    • 671.2%Asian alone
    • 130.2%American Indian alone
    • 60.1%Other race alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Shippensburg detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 36 registered sex offenders living in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania as of October 21, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Shippensburg is 154 to 1.


Crime rates in Shippensburg by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.2)
1
(18.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.8)
0
(0.0)
4
(72.2)
2
(36.4)
2
(36.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(35.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(17.8)
1
(17.8)
2
(35.9)
2
(35.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(36.1)
1
(18.2)
2
(36.0)
2
(36.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.8)
1
(17.9)
3
(53.5)
0
(0.0)
4
(72.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(36.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(35.9)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6
(107.1)
15
(267.3)
10
(179.3)
14
(249.6)
15
(272.2)
17
(306.9)
6
(109.2)
10
(180.1)
8
(144.1)
6
(107.8)
17
(305.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
39
(695.9)
64
(1,141)
47
(842.7)
61
(1,088)
74
(1,343)
79
(1,426)
88
(1,601)
84
(1,512)
62
(1,117)
61
(1,096)
56
(1,006)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(53.5)
2
(35.9)
5
(89.1)
1
(18.1)
3
(54.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(54.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(35.9)
3
(53.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
1
(18.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(54.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 258.9)40.791.863.5103.874.2165.9142.6160.265.661.494.7

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Crime rate in Shippensburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Pennsylvania average:

1.90
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Ancestries: German (31.7%), American (10.2%), Irish (8.4%), English (7.0%), Italian (6.1%), Polish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/26/1817

Elevation: 660 feet

Land area: 2.02 square miles.

Population density: 2,767 people per square mile   (average).

Shippensburg,PA real estate house value index trend

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416 residents are foreign born (5.9% Latin America, 0.7% Africa).

This borough:

7.4%
Pennsylvania:

6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,463 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,700 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (43.5 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (70.4 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (126.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Shippensburg University, PA (0.9 miles ),
Orrstown borough, PA (2.1 miles ),
Newburg borough, PA (2.5 miles ),
Scotland, PA (2.6 miles ),
Fayetteville, PA (3.1 miles ),
Guilford, PA (3.1 miles ),
Newville borough, PA (3.2 miles ),
Chambersburg borough, PA (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 40.05 N, Longitude: 77.52 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,436 (+25.5%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 588 (20.8%)

Area code: 717

Distribution of median household income in Shippensburg, PA in 2016
Distribution of house value in Shippensburg, PA in 2016
Shippensburg satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Historical population in Shippensburg, PA
Historical housing units in Shippensburg, PA

Population change in the 1990s: +81 (+1.5%).
Most common industries in Shippensburg, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Public administration (8.4%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Food (6.0%)
  • Machinery (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (23.9%)
  • Health care (16.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Health & personal care, except drug, stores (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Shippensburg, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.2%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.2%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (3.5%)

Average climate in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 77.8. This is about average.

City:

77.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.106. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.106
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.02. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.02
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.424. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.424
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.35. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.35
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Shippensburg-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 12% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/16/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.2 miles away from the Shippensburg borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1980, a category F3 tornado 27.9 miles away from the borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shippensburg-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 180.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 218.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 315.6 miles away from Shippensburg center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 171.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cumberland County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shippensburg topographic map

Main business address for: ORRSTOWN FINANCIAL SERVICES INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Shippensburg:

  • SHIPPENSBURG HEALTH CARE CENTE (121 WALNUT BOTTOM ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Shippensburg:

  • LUTHERAN HOME CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)
  • MENNO-HAVEN, INC. (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)
  • SWAIM HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; NEWVILLE, PA)
  • PENN HALL AT MENNO-HAVEN (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CHAMBERSBURG (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)
  • BEVERLY HEALTHCARE - FAYETTE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FAYETTEVILLE, PA)
  • GUILFORD CONVALESARIUM (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FAYETTEVILLE, PA)

Airports located in Shippensburg:

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College/University in Shippensburg:

  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (Full-time enrollment: 7,051; Location: 1871 Old Main Drive; Public; Website: www.ship.edu/; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Shippensburg:

  • Dickinson College (about 21 miles; Carlisle, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,505)
  • Gettysburg College (about 22 miles; Gettysburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,772)
  • Mount St Mary's University (about 28 miles; Emmitsburg, MD; FT enrollment: 2,313)
  • Messiah College (about 30 miles; Mechanicsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,035)
  • Hagerstown Community College (about 30 miles; Hagerstown, MD; FT enrollment: 3,220)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 38 miles; Harrisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 13,276)
  • Frederick Community College (about 42 miles; Frederick, MD; FT enrollment: 3,798)

Public high school in Shippensburg:

Private high school in Shippensburg:

  • ANCHOR CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 75, Location: 744 PINOLA RD, Grades: 1-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Shippensburg:

Private elementary/middle schools in Shippensburg:

  • OAK GROVE PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (Students: 26, Location: 100 GEPHART RD, Grades: 1-8)
  • LIVING FAITH SCHOOL (Students: 23, Location: 297 GOODHART RD, Grades: 1-8)
  • CHESTNUT GROVE SCHOOL (PAROCHIAL) (Students: 20, Location: 120 CHESTNUT GROVE RD, Grades: 1-8)
  • QUARRY HILL SCHOOL (Students: 19, Location: 100 MCCULLOUGH RD, Grades: UG-8)
  • SOUTH MOUNTAIN PAROCHIAL SCHOOL (Students: 19, Location: 111 MOUNTAIN VIEW RD, Grades: 1-8)
See full list of schools located in Shippensburg

Library in Shippensburg:

  • SHIPPENSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $420,440; Location: 73 W KING ST; 62,595 books; 2,800 audio materials; 3,455 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 210 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Shippensburg: West End Fire and Rescue Company 15 (A), Vigilant Hose Company 1 Station 52 (B), Cumberland Valley Hose Company 2 Station 53 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Shippensburg: ORRSTOWN FINANCIAL SERVICES INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Veterans Memorial Park (1), Spring Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Four Seasons Crop Care (5985 Olde Scotland Road), Budget Host Shippensburg Inn (10 Hershey Road), Amerihost Inn - Shippensburg (125 Walnut Bottom Rd).

Birthplace of: John Hamilton (actor) - Actor, Daniel Duncan (Ohio politician) - Politico, George Noftsker - Baseball player, Harold Mowery - Politician.

Cumberland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Shippensburg and their reported violations in the past:

OBAIDULLAH MART (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
SHIPPENSBURG AUCTION CENTER (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
OLDE SCOTLAND YARD (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 8 regular monitoring violations
DUTCH COUNTRY STORE (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MIDDLE SPRING PRESBYTERIAN CH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - Between DEC-16-2010 and DEC-31-2015. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-09-2011), St BCA signed (FEB-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In FEB-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2012)
RODEWAY INN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Shippensburg that have no violations reported:

  • SOUTHAMPTON TWP BLDG & PARK (Population served: 270, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This borough:

2.2 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

45.7%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

8.8%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
15 people in college/university student housing in 2010
13 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
21 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Shippensburg (2011 data):

  • Orrstown Bank: at 77 East King Street, branch established on 1919/05/01; Lurgan Branch at 121 Lurgan Avenue, branch established on 1981/02/17. Info updated 2007/06/29: Bank assets: $1,449.8 mil, Deposits: $1,220.6 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Orrstown Financial Services, Inc.
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: King Street Branch at 35-39 East King Street, branch established on 1903/08/26; Walnut Bottom Branch at 28 Walnut Bottom Road, branch established on 1976/12/09. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Farmers and Merchants Trust Company of Chambersburg: Shippensburg Branch at 13 Shippensburg Shopping Center, branch established on 1996/10/28. Info updated 2009/01/14: Bank assets: $986.3 mil, Deposits: $789.0 mil, headquarters in Chambersburg, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Franklin Financial Services Corporation
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Shippensburg Branch at 397 H Baltimore Road, branch established on 2003/10/06. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania: Shippensburg West Branch at 153 West Orange Street, branch established on 1970/09/10. Info updated 2010/09/24: Bank assets: $32,316.9 mil, Deposits: $25,297.1 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, positive income, 396 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Woodforest National Bank: Shippensburg Walmart Branch at 100 South Conestoga Drive, branch established on 2007/09/08. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)

For population 15 years and over in Shippensburg:

Marital status in Shippensburg, PA
  • Never married: 51.3%
  • Now married: 31.2%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

For population 25 years and over in Shippensburg:

  • High school or higher: 82.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.5
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Shippensburg
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Shippensburg, PA (based on Cumberland County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant44,228106
Catholic36,1868
Evangelical Protestant30,598148
Other11,32417
Orthodox1,2414
Black Protestant6055
None111,224-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 41
Here:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Cumberland County:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Cumberland County:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 60
Cumberland County:

2.64 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 176
Cumberland County:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cumberland County:

10.1%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

25.6%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cumberland County:

12.8%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.7%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Shippensburg:

49.2%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.6
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Shippensburg:

19.3%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Shippensburg:

10.1%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Shippensburg:

7.0
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Shippensburg:

28.3%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Shippensburg:

58.2%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.0%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Shippensburg, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 12$37,218$37,2180$0
Police Protection - Officers 9$48,534$64,7125$6,595
Sewerage 8$29,532$44,2980$0
Solid Waste Management 5$13,018$31,2431$602
Parks and Recreation 2$5,678$34,0680$0
Other and Unallocable 2$7,605$45,6300$0
Other Government Administration 2$9,823$58,9380$0
Streets and Highways 2$6,135$36,8100$0
Financial Administration 1$3,662$43,9442$4,763
Police - Other 1$2,717$32,6042$1,626
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 44$163,922$44,70610$13,586

Shippensburg government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,076,000 ($193.00)
    Regular Highways: $109,000 ($19.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000 ($14.53)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $2,138,000 ($383.50)
    Police Protection: $1,099,000 ($197.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $671,000 ($120.36)
    Regular Highways: $548,000 ($98.30)
    Central Staff Services: $495,000 ($88.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $407,000 ($73.00)
    General - Other: $290,000 ($52.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $250,000 ($44.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $154,000 ($27.62)
    General Public Buildings: $122,000 ($21.88)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $55,000 ($9.87)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($3.77)
    Parking Facilities: $11,000 ($1.97)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $544,000 ($97.58)
    Benefit Payments: $176,000 ($31.57)
    Corporate Bonds: $48,000 ($8.61)
    Withdrawals: $20,000 ($3.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $59,000 ($10.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $55,000 ($9.87)
    Police Protection: $22,000 ($3.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($2.69)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($1.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($0.72)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($0.72)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,056,000 ($368.79)

Shippensburg government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,362,000 ($782.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $706,000 ($126.64)
    Other: $207,000 ($37.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $196,000 ($35.16)
    Parking Facilities: $30,000 ($5.38)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $132,000 ($23.68)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $78,000 ($13.99)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $10,000 ($1.79)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $64,000 ($11.48)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $387,000 ($69.42)
    Donations From Private Sources: $131,000 ($23.50)
    Fines and Forfeits: $99,000 ($17.76)
    Interest Earnings: $39,000 ($7.00)
    Rents: $4,000 ($0.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $456,000 ($81.79)
    Highways: $108,000 ($19.37)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($0.72)
  • Tax - Property: $963,000 ($172.74)
    Individual Income: $449,000 ($80.54)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $168,000 ($30.13)
    Public Utility License: $67,000 ($12.02)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $47,000 ($8.43)

Shippensburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $44,000 ($7.89)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,640,000 ($1908.52)

6.42% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($55,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($993 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

0.07%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Dauphin County, PA  1.42% ($51,385 average AGI)
from York County, PA  0.82% ($46,978)
from Franklin County, PA  0.43% ($42,517)


6.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,529 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,306 average AGI)
Cumberland County:

0.10%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dauphin County, PA  1.09% ($39,702 average AGI)
to York County, PA  0.83% ($54,678)
to Franklin County, PA  0.40% ($36,797)
Businesses in Shippensburg, PA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Nike1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
FedEx2Rodeway Inn1
Ford1Starbucks1
GameStop1Subway2
Giant1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
KFC1True Value1
Kincaid1U-Haul1
Kmart1UPS3
Kroger1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Shippensburg:

  • WEEO (1480 AM; 0 kW; SHIPPENSBURG, PA; Owner: CARY H. SIMPSON)
  • WCBG (1590 AM; 5 kW; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WHYL (960 AM; 5 kW; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCHA (800 AM; 1 kW; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHP (580 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shippensburg:

  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WIKZ (95.1 FM; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)
  • W219BE (91.7 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, NDBA)
  • WQJU (107.1 FM; MIFFLINTOWN, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PA CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WJRC (90.9 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: SALT AND LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYCR (98.5 FM; YORK-HANOVER, PA; Owner: RADIO HANOVER, INC.)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WQCM (94.3 FM; GREENCASTLE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGTY (107.7 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • WLZS (106.1 FM; BEAVER SPRINGS, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRH (90.5 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WSRT (92.1 FM; MERCERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Shippensburg:

  • W38AN (Channel 38; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
Shippensburg fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Shippensburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 33.3mTotal length
  • $3,484,000Total costs
  • 468,642Total average daily traffic
  • 134,727Total average daily truck traffic
  • 315,130Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Shippensburg, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 261960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Shippensburg, PA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$146,08017$153,67847$125,4716$89,8372$123,83017$122,1430$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$195,2103$122,3703$124,3130$00$00$01$27,190
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$200,3903$115,89713$135,2215$9,7121$242,8002$61,6700$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$134,5101$97,1208$140,9450$00$01$97,1200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$171,9000$02$154,4200$00$01$176,7600$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0132.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$98,7401$75,7500$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$110,7150$01$141,800
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0132.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Shippensburg, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Shippensburg, PA - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 176
  • Hazardous Condition: 52
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 4
Fire incident types in Shippensburg, PA

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Shippensburg, PA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania:

  • Best Western Shippensburg Hotel, 125 Walnut Btm Rd, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257 , Phone: (717) 532-5200, Fax: (717) 532-7148
  • Quality Inn & Suites Shippen Place Hotel, 32 E King St, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257 , Phone: (717) 532-4141
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Shippensburg PA, 120 Walnut Bottom Dr, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257 , Phone: (717) 532-1100, Fax: (717) 532-1101
  • Courtyard by Marriott Shippensburg, 503 Newburg Rd, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257 , Phone: (717) 477-0680
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Most common first names in Shippensburg, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13874.2 years
Mary13280.9 years
William12072.7 years
Robert8971.1 years
Helen8479.2 years
Charles7370.4 years
James7174.1 years
Margaret6977.8 years
George6376.8 years
Harry6274.0 years
Most common last names in Shippensburg, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Martin5274.3 years
Smith4373.4 years
Myers3375.5 years
Varner3273.5 years
Miller3171.7 years
Holtry2876.7 years
Johnson2768.0 years
Reed2675.2 years
Rotz2476.3 years
Rosenberry2476.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Shippensburg, PA
  • 34.5%Electricity
  • 31.0%Utility gas
  • 30.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 2.0%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Shippensburg, PA
  • 39.2%Electricity
  • 35.4%Utility gas
  • 20.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%No fuel used
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel


Shippensburg compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

Shippensburg on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
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