Shippensburg, Pennsylvania Population 2020

5,600

Shippensburg is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 5,600, it is the 166th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 4457th largest city in the United States. Shippensburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.20% annually and its population has increased by 1.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,492 in 2010. Shippensburg reached it's highest population of 6,536 in 1970. Spanning over 2 miles, Shippensburg has a population density of 2,761 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shippensburg is $55,596 with a poverty rate of 17.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $802 per month, and the median house value is $147,600. The median age in Shippensburg is 37.8 years, 31.2 years for males, and 39.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.5 males.

Shippensburg Demographics

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

  • White: 85.47%
  • Black or African American: 5.91%
  • Two or more races: 4.58%
  • Other race: 2.92%
  • Asian: 1.11%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania is 5,600, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,578.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,492.

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,68385.47%
Black or African American3245.91%
Two or More Races2514.58%
Some Other Race1602.92%
Asian611.11%

Shippensburg Population Pyramid 2020

Shippensburg Median Age

37.8


Total

31.2


Male

39.7


Female

Shippensburg Adults

There are 4,518 adults, (1,251 of whom are seniors) in Shippensburg.

Shippensburg Age Dependency

67.7

Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Shippensburg Sex Ratio

Female

2,906

53.04%

Male

2,573

46.96%

Shippensburg Households and Families

Shippensburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Shippensburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.6%31.4%
All40.2%59.8%
Non Family30.3%69.7%
Male24.1%75.9%
Female15.5%84.5%

40.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7771.9540.2
Non Family1,4811.2930.3
Married8652.6868.6
Female3482.6915.5
Male833.2924.1

2.6

Average Family Size

1.95

Average Household Size

8.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Shippensburg Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1473.79%
9th to 12th Grade46311.93%
High School Graduate1,46437.73%
Some College40310.39%
Associates Degree1744.48%
Bachelors Degree73618.97%
Graduate Degree49312.71%

Shippensburg Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,2792,7981,019
Black24424498
Hispanic22713966
Other Race1608948
Multiple Races898946
Asian41

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 51.69%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,036$40,833$29,250
Less Than High School$$28,571$
High School Grad$31,284$32,466$28,151
Some College$30,921$25,765$36,447
Bachelors Degree$36,838$41,528$26,816
Graduate Degree$62,237$83,137$55,727

$33,036

Average Earnings

$40,833

Average Male

$29,250

Average Female

Shippensburg Language

Shippensburg Language by Age

Shippensburg Language

90.90% of Shippensburg residents speak only English, while 9.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.68% of the population.

Shippensburg Poverty

Shippensburg Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,45572016.16%
Hispanic35617749.72%
Other1605232.50%
Black3245115.74%
Multiple251124.78%

17.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.25%

Male Poverty Rate

18.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shippensburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shippensburg is Hispanic, with 49.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shippensburg is Multiple, with 4.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.91%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.75%
Some College13.86%
High School9.15%
Bachelors or Greater8.14%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed23.98%
Female Employed19.39%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed12.07%

Shippensburg Income

Shippensburg Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,614$55,596
Families$53,548$75,607
Married Families$84,417-
Non Families$30,655$37,065

Shippensburg Marital Status

Shippensburg Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.4%

Male Marriage Rate

32.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Shippensburg Married by Age and Sex

Shippensburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Shippensburg Marital Status by Race

Shippensburg Veterans

389

Number of Veterans

355

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War146
Second Gulf War93
Korea46
World War II45
Vietnam39

$Shippensburg Veterans by Education

22.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shippensburg Employment Status

66.9%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Shippensburg Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

69.63%

Born in Pennsylvania

91.86%

Native Born

8.14%

Foreign Born

3.07%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.86% of Shippensburg residents were born in the United States, with 69.63% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.07% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,600110.20%
20195,589110.20%
20185,578110.20%
20175,567110.20%
20165,55630.05%
20155,55390.16%
20145,544-1-0.02%
20135,545240.43%
20125,521130.24%
20115,508-7-0.13%
20105,515-71-0.13%
20005,5862550.47%
19905,331700.13%
19805,261-1,275-2.15%
19706,5363980.63%
19606,1384160.70%
19505,7224780.88%
19405,2448991.90%
19304,345-27-0.06%
19204,3729152.38%
19103,4572290.69%
19003,2280.00%