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Shippensburg University CDP, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Shippensburg University Census Designated Place had a population of 2,684 as of July 1, 2017. Shippensburg University CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shippensburg University CDP is located at latitude 40.0617 and longitude -77.522 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Shippensburg University Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Shippensburg University Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2633704) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Shippensburg University Census Designated Place is located within Township of Shippensburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cumberland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shippensburg University CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Shippensburg University CDP, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,684
Daytime Population: Workers 316
Daytime Population: Residents 1,600
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,916
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 864
Population in Familes 136
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,820
Population Density2 9,613
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $13,295
Average Household Income $22,357
Per Capita Income $10,539


Total Housing Units 90 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11 (12.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (74.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $41,667
Average Home Value $75,000


Total Households 78
Average Household Size 11.08
Family Households 12
Average Family Size 11
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.31% 0.54%
Households 1.71% 1.49%
Families 7.72% 1.61%
Median Household Income   -0.02%
Per Capita Income   0.19%

Shippensburg University CDP, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shippensburg University CDP to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 503 72nd
Population Density # 13 99th
Diversity Index # 263 85th
Median Household Income # 1754 1st
Per Capita Income # 1760 0th

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