Shenandoah, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shenandoah, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Shenandoah had a population of 4,774 as of July 1, 2017. Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah is located at latitude 40.8171 and longitude -76.2007 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Shenandoah (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,296 feet.

The Borough of Shenandoah (GNIS ID: 1215570) 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 Shenandoah population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 4,774
Daytime Population: Workers 1,611
Daytime Population: Residents 3,224
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,835
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 4,646
Population in Familes 3,375
Population in Group Qrtrs 128
Population Density2 3,160
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $27,136
Average Household Income $39,195
Per Capita Income $17,114


Total Housing Units 3,145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,177 (37.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 872 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,096 (34.8%)
Median Home Value $33,667
Average Home Value $63,955


Total Households 2,049
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,110
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 -0.83% -0.69%
Households -1.06% -0.8%
Families -1.22% -0.9%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

Shenandoah, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shenandoah 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 # 275 84th
Population Density # 389 78th
Diversity Index # 53 97th
Median Household Income # 1739 1st
Per Capita Income # 1738 1st

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