Shepherdstown, West Virginia Population 2024

1,532

Shepherdstown is a city located in Berkeley County and Jefferson County West Virginia. Shepherdstown has a 2024 population of 1,532. Shepherdstown is currently declining at a rate of 0% annually and its population has decreased by -0.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,534 in 2020.

The average household income in Shepherdstown is $92,571 with a poverty rate of 6.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Shepherdstown is 22.3 years, 21.8 years for males, and 22.4 years for females.

Shepherdstown Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Shepherdstown was:

  • White: 72.7%
  • Black or African American: 25.06%
  • Other race: 1.67%
  • Two or more races: 0.56%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,817.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.13% (-2)
The current population of Shepherdstown, West Virginia is 1,532 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,534.

Shepherdstown, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,17272.7%
Black or African American40425.06%
Other race271.67%
Two or more races90.56%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Shepherdstown Population by Race

Shepherdstown Population Pyramid 2024

Shepherdstown Median Age

22.3

Total

21.8

Male

22.4

Female

Shepherdstown Adults

There are 1,510 adults, (182 of whom are seniors) in Shepherdstown.

Shepherdstown Age Dependency

21.4

Age Dependency Ratio

13.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

7.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Shepherdstown Sex Ratio

Female93658.06%
Male67641.94%

Shepherdstown Population by Age

Shepherdstown Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3492.0160.239.8
Non Family2261.243.856.2
Married1082.9488.911.1
Male147.791000
Female121000

3.2

Average Family Size

2.01

Average Household Size

60.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shepherdstown Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade40.71%
9th to 12th Grade00%
High School Graduate7513.39%
Some College13223.57%
Associates Degree458.04%
Bachelors Degree15327.32%
Graduate Degree15126.96%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Shepherdstown Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shepherdstown Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White501497301
Black56560
2+ Races333

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

Shepherdstown Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$39,750$54,519$26,154
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$57,768$57,857$0
Some College$38,250$0$38,583
Bachelors Degree$56,442$61,250$0
Graduate Degree$32,143$0$0

$39,750

Average Earnings

$54,519

Average Male

$26,154

Average Female

Shepherdstown Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shepherdstown Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Shepherdstown Language

95.58% of Shepherdstown residents speak only English, while 4.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.12% of the population.

Shepherdstown Language

Shepherdstown Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White598335.52%
Black991212.12%
Multiple33100%

6.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.75%

Male Poverty Rate

7.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shepherdstown

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shepherdstown is Multiple, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shepherdstown is White, with 5.52% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.83%.

Shepherdstown Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School32%
Bachelors or Greater2.67%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Some College0%

Shepherdstown Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed6%
Female Employed4.42%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Shepherdstown Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shepherdstown Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$58,875$92,571
Families$120,885$164,715
Married Families$120,208$-999,999,999
Non Families$47,647$51,448

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shepherdstown Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

14.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

16.4%

Male Marriage Rate

13.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Shepherdstown Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Shepherdstown Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Shepherdstown Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shepherdstown Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

7

Number of Veterans

7

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War4
Second Gulf War3
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Shepherdstown Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 646
35 to 541
18 to 340
65 to 740
75+0

Shepherdstown Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White30.27%
2+ Races333.33%
Black10.27%

Shepherdstown Veterans by Race

Shepherdstown Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

42.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

57.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shepherdstown Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.3%

Labor Force Participation

42.7%

Employment Rate

15.2%

Unemployment Rate

Shepherdstown Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Shepherdstown Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Shepherdstown Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

20.72%

Born in Shepherdstown

94.48%

Native Born

5.52%

Foreign Born

4.09%

Non Citizen

1.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.48% of Shepherdstown residents were born in the United States, with 20.72% having been born in West Virginia. 4.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Shepherdstown Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,529-1-0.07%
20281,53000%
20271,530-1-0.07%
20261,53100%
20251,531-1-0.07%
20241,53200%
20231,532-1-0.07%
20221,533-7-0.45%
20211,54060.39%
20201,534-388-20.19%
20191,922341.8%
20181,888794.37%
20171,80920.11%
20161,807-180-9.06%
20151,987-71-3.45%
20142,058-33-1.58%
20132,091-49-2.29%
20122,140-23-1.06%
20112,163100.46%
20102,15300%

Shepherdstown Population by Year