Shippingport, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Shippingport, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Shippingport had a population of 198 as of July 1, 2020. Shippingport ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shippingport is located at latitude 40.632 and longitude -80.414 in Beaver County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Shippingport encompass a land area of 3.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. Beaver County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 781 feet.

The Borough of Shippingport (GNIS ID: 1214890) 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.


Shippingport, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 198 (100%)
Population in Households 197 (99.5%)
Population in Families 172 (86.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 60
Diversity Index2 8


Median Household Income $56,050
Average Household Income $70,903
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $26,517
Wealth Index5 73


Total HU (Housing Units) 94 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (10.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $183,333
Average Home Value $204,779
Housing Affordability Index3 195


Total Households 79
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 60
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.76% -0.61%
Households -0.6% -0.51%
Families 1.03% -0.68%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.4%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.59%


Shippingport, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shippingport to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 1623 8th
Population Density # 1743 1st
Median Household Income # 813 54th
Housing Affordability Index # 785 45th
Per Capita Income # 1152 35th
Diversity Index # 1260 29th

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