Sheppton, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sheppton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Sheppton Census Designated Place had a population of 233 as of July 1, 2017. Sheppton ranks in the upper 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 Sheppton is located at latitude 40.896 and longitude -76.1187 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Sheppton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,637 feet.

The Sheppton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390292) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Sheppton Census Designated Place is located within Township of East Union, a minor civil division (MCD) of Schuylkill County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sheppton 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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Sheppton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 233
Daytime Population: Workers 21
Daytime Population: Residents 132
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 153
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 232
Population in Familes 184
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 4,213
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $51,053
Average Household Income $59,500
Per Capita Income $25,315


Total Housing Units 107 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 75 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $139,474
Average Home Value $169,932


Total Households 91
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 59
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 -0.35% -0.52%
Households -0.45% -0.44%
Families -0.46% -0.69%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Sheppton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sheppton 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 # 1579 10th
Population Density # 225 87th
Diversity Index # 883 50th
Median Household Income # 911 48th
Per Capita Income # 989 44th

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