Shrewsbury, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Shrewsbury had a population of 3,802 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Shrewsbury is located at latitude 39.7713 and longitude -76.6799 in York County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Shrewsbury (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 984 feet.

The Borough of Shrewsbury (GNIS ID: 1215761) 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 Shrewsbury 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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Shrewsbury, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,802
Daytime Population: Workers 2,086
Daytime Population: Residents 1,704
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,790
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 3,639
Population in Familes 3,026
Population in Group Qrtrs 163
Population Density2 2,103
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $74,570
Average Household Income $85,960
Per Capita Income $33,927


Total Housing Units 1,565 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,077 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 382 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $237,985
Average Home Value $264,113


Total Households 1,459
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 987
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 -0.08% 0.1%
Households -0.2% 0.0%
Families -0.37% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Shrewsbury, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shrewsbury 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 # 365 79th
Population Density # 659 63rd
Diversity Index # 529 70th
Median Household Income # 192 89th
Per Capita Income # 294 83rd

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