Shippensburg, PA 17257 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 17257: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Not Acceptable, USPS
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  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 545
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,323
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 585
  • County: Cumberland County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.039, Longitude -77.554
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 17257 has segments in 2 Counties (Cumberland, Franklin).

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Shippensburg, PA 17257 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 30,078
Population in Households 27,453
Population in Familes 20,649
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,625
Population Density1 232
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 10,597
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 6,685
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,946 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,651 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 767 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $179,220
Average Home Value $204,013


Median Household Income $50,724
Average Household Income $60,849
Per Capita Income $22,468
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 0.97%
Households 0.89% 0.98%
Families 0.81% 0.9%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Shippensburg, PA 17257 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17257 to the other 1,669 ZIP Codes 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 # 106 94th
Population Density1 # 860 49th
Diversity Index2 # 492 71st
Median Household Income # 783 53rd
Per Capita Income # 1238 26th

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