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, 2017)


Total Population 29,840
Daytime Population: Workers 9,754
Daytime Population: Residents 15,779
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,533
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 27,258
Population in Familes 20,486
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,582
Population Density2 237
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $51,102
Average Household Income $62,606
Per Capita Income $23,110


Total Housing Units 11,260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,887 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,641 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 732 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $183,418
Average Home Value $209,866


Total Households 10,528
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 6,645
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.84% 0.88%
Households 0.87% 0.9%
Families 0.84% 0.87%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Shippensburg, PA 17257 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17257 to the other 1,663 ZIP Codes 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 # 106 94th
Population Density # 855 49th
Diversity Index # 494 71st
Median Household Income # 872 48th
Per Capita Income # 1300 22nd

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