Shippensburg demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)2,77827791
Median age30.140.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)42%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1847%40%43%
Speak English91%89%79%
Speak Spanish8%5%13%
Shippensburg, PA has a population of 5,529 and is the 6,058th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,778 per sq mi which is 902% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 2966% higher than the national average. The median age in Shippensburg is 30 which is approximately 26% lower than the Pennsylvania average of 41. In Shippensburg, 42% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 91% speak English and 8% speak Spanish. 70% of Shippensburg residents were born in Pennsylvania, 22% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Shippensburg is 902% higher than Pennsylvania.
  • The median age in Shippensburg is 26% lower than Pennsylvania.
  • In Shippensburg 90.03% of the population is White.
  • In Shippensburg 2.37% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Shippensburg 0.34% of the population is Asian.

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Shippensburg population breakdown by race

Black or African American2.37%11.03%12.63%
American Indian0.00%0.20%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race4.14%2.24%3.06%
Other race3.11%1.98%4.75%
In Shippensburg, 8.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Shippensburg, PA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).