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Shirleysburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Shirleysburg had a population of 157 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Shirleysburg is located at latitude 40.2974 and longitude -77.8764 in Huntingdon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Shirleysburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Huntingdon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 597 feet.

The Borough of Shirleysburg (GNIS ID: 1215280) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shirleysburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shirleysburg: Aughwick, Fort Shirley.

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Shirleysburg, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 157
Daytime Population: Workers 39
Daytime Population: Residents 95
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 134
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 157
Population in Familes 127
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 983
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $46,167
Average Household Income $52,482
Per Capita Income $22,105


Total Housing Units 71 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $114,583
Average Home Value $162,245


Total Households 65
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 45
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 0.63% 0.13%
Households 0.65% 0.31%
Families 3.13% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Shirleysburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shirleysburg to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 1674 5th
Population Density # 1087 38th
Diversity Index # 1047 41st
Median Household Income # 1146 35th
Per Capita Income # 1435 19th

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