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Shippensburg University CDP, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Shippensburg University Census Designated Place had a population of 2,626 as of July 1, 2020. Shippensburg University CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shippensburg University CDP is located at latitude 40.0617 and longitude -77.5228 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Shippensburg University Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

The Shippensburg University Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2633704) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Shippensburg University Census Designated Place is located within Township of Shippensburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cumberland County.


Shippensburg University CDP, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,626 (100%)
Population in Households 860 (32.7%)
Population in Families 131 ( 5.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,766 (67.3%)
Population Density 9,405
Diversity Index2 38


Median Household Income $15,941
Average Household Income $28,550
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $8,332
Wealth Index5 18


Total HU (Housing Units) 90 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10 (11.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (74.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $50,000
Average Home Value $106,250
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 77
Average Household Size 11.17
Family Households 12
Average Family Size 11
  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 0.0% 0.36%
Households 1.08% 1.02%
Families 5.4% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   -0.12%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Shippensburg University CDP, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shippensburg University CDP 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 # 512 71st
Population Density # 14 99th
Median Household Income # 1753 1st
Housing Affordability Index # 90 5th
Per Capita Income # 1760 0th
Diversity Index # 245 86th

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