Shippensburg, Pennsylvania Population 2024

5,630

Shippensburg is a city located in Cumberland County and Franklin County Pennsylvania. Shippensburg has a 2024 population of 5,630. Shippensburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.64% annually and its population has increased by 2.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,484 in 2020.

The average household income in Shippensburg is $67,080 with a poverty rate of 13.03%. The median age in Shippensburg is 34.8 years: 34 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Shippensburg Demographics

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

  • White: 92.67%
  • Two or more races: 2.92%
  • Black or African American: 2.64%
  • Asian: 1.44%
  • Other race: 0.33%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,775.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.66% (146)
The current population of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania is 5,630 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,484.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,27192.67%
Two or more races1662.92%
Black or African American1502.64%
Asian821.44%
Other race190.33%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Shippensburg Population by Race

Shippensburg Population Pyramid 2024

Shippensburg Median Age

34.8

Total

34

Male

38

Female

Shippensburg Adults

There are 4,696 adults, (1,169 of whom are seniors) in Shippensburg.

Shippensburg Age Dependency

61.3

Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Shippensburg Sex Ratio

Female2,73948.15%
Male2,94951.85%

Shippensburg Population by Age

Shippensburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,8271.9944.555.5
Non Family1,8021.2736.163.9
Married7873.2270.629.4
Female2073.3322.277.8
Male313.5512.987.1

3.17

Average Family Size

1.99

Average Household Size

44.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Shippensburg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2346.17%
Associates Degree2606.86%
Bachelors Degree71618.89%
Graduate Degree53914.22%
High School Graduate1,47038.78%
Less Than 9th Grade1122.95%
Some College46012.13%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Shippensburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shippensburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,5503,2771,203
Black70700
Asian693333
Hispanic561919
2+ Races50460
Other Race191919

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

Shippensburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$60,650$70,240$52,377
Graduate Degree$69,280$111,432$55,850
High School Graduate$37,518$50,208$26,438
Less Than 9th Grade$35,691$30,250$36,888
Overall$48,320$60,975$38,962
Some College$38,929$49,211$34,432

$48,320

Average Earnings

$60,975

Average Male

$38,962

Average Female

Shippensburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shippensburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Shippensburg Language

96.28% of Shippensburg residents speak only English, while 3.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.69% of the population.

Shippensburg Language

Shippensburg Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,11572814.23%
Black15032%

13.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.44%

Male Poverty Rate

8.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shippensburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shippensburg is White, with 14.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shippensburg is Black, with 2% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.2%.

Shippensburg Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.9%
High School18.16%
Some College11.39%
Bachelors or Greater2.39%

Shippensburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed10.3%
Female Employed5.32%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Shippensburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shippensburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$82,396$99,159
Households$50,963$67,080
Married Families$104,297$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,640$47,735

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Shippensburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.8%

Male Marriage Rate

32.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Shippensburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Shippensburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Shippensburg Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Shippensburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

337

Number of Veterans

264

Male Veterans

73

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War211
First Gulf War44
Vietnam14
Korea0
World War II0

Shippensburg Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
18 to 34165
35 to 5490
65 to 7446
75+32
55 to 644

Shippensburg Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2716.23%
Black6255.36%
2+ Races44.21%
Hispanic43.67%

Shippensburg Veterans by Race

Shippensburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shippensburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Shippensburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Shippensburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Shippensburg 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

65.17%

Born in Shippensburg

96.61%

Native Born

3.39%

Foreign Born

0.93%

Non Citizen

2.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.61% of Shippensburg residents were born in the United States, with 65.17% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Shippensburg Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,814370.64%
20285,777370.64%
20275,740360.63%
20265,704370.65%
20255,667370.66%
20245,630360.64%
20235,594691.25%
20225,525120.22%
20215,513290.53%
20205,484-206-3.62%
20195,690-10-0.18%
20185,70080.14%
20175,69290.16%
20165,68330.05%
20155,680100.18%
20145,67000%
20135,670280.5%
20125,642110.2%
20115,631-5-0.09%
20105,63600%
20005,5862554.78%
19905,331701.33%
19805,261-1,275-19.51%
19706,5363986.48%
19606,1384167.27%
19505,7224789.12%
19405,24489920.69%
19304,345-27-0.62%
19204,37291526.47%
19103,4572297.09%
19003,228-2,586-44.48%
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Shippensburg Population by Year