Shenandoah, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shenandoah, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Shenandoah had a population of 4,684 as of July 1, 2016. Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah is located at latitude 40.8171 and longitude -76.2007 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Shenandoah (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,296 feet.

The Borough of Shenandoah (GNIS ID: 1215570) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shenandoah population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Shenandoah, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,684
Population in Households 4,552
Population in Familes 3,310
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density1 3,100
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 2,011
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,088
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,156 (36.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 855 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,141 (36.2%)
Median Home Value $33,410
Average Home Value $60,294


Median Household Income $27,530
Average Household Income $39,342
Per Capita Income $17,197
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.26% -0.85%
Households -1.52% -0.94%
Families -1.73% -1.07%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Shenandoah, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shenandoah to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 279 84th
Population Density1 # 400 77th
Diversity Index2 # 54 97th
Median Household Income # 1735 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1716 3rd

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