Shrewsbury, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Shrewsbury had a population of 3,811 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Shrewsbury is located at latitude 39.7713 and longitude -76.6799 in York County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Shrewsbury (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 984 feet.

The Borough of Shrewsbury (GNIS ID: 1215761) 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 Shrewsbury population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Shrewsbury, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,811
Population in Households 3,649
Population in Familes 3,034
Population in Group Qrtrs 162
Population Density1 2,103
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 1,479
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 997
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,571 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,077 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 402 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $227,017
Average Home Value $254,550


Median Household Income $68,355
Average Household Income $74,357
Per Capita Income $29,093
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.06% 0.05%
Households -0.01% 0.11%
Families -0.32% -0.12%
Median Household Income   3.79%
Per Capita Income   2.97%
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.


Shrewsbury, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shrewsbury to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 367 79th
Population Density1 # 663 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 532 70th
Median Household Income # 230 87th
Per Capita Income # 444 75th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.