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Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Shrewsbury is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in York County at latitude 39.7713 and longitude -76.6799. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 984 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Shrewsbury, but most people and references simply refer to it as Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Shrewsbury indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Shrewsbury, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,840
Population in Households 3,678
Population in Familes 3,067
Population in Group Qrtrs 162
Population Density1 2,119
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 1,493
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,011
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,577 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,094 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 399 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 84 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $214,875
Average Home Value $240,242


Median Household Income $65,409
Average Household Income $78,015
Per Capita Income $30,567
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.1% 0.19%
Households 0.21% 0.24%
Families -0.07% 0.06%
Median Household Income   3.94%
Per Capita Income   2.74%
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, 2014 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 # 361 80th
Population Density1 # 654 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 528 70th
Median Household Income # 241 86th
Per Capita Income # 305 83rd

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