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0.88% growth
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-0.65% decline
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6.94% growth
Median Property Value
-2.26% decline

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The economy of Shippensburg, PA employs 2,881 people. The economy of Shippensburg, PA is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Educational Services; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 2.61; 1.7; and 1.51 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Shippensburg, PA are Retail trade (507), Educational Services (460), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (373), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($45,408), Finance & Insurance ($37,917), and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services ($32,384).

Median household income in Shippensburg, PA is $31,537. Males in Shippensburg, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,579. The income inequality of Shippensburg, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Shippensburg, PA. In Cumberland County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are N/A and N/A, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 92 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,391. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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Shippensburg, PA is home to a population of 5,527 people, from which 96.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Shippensburg, PA is composed of 4,866 White residents (88%), 297 Hispanic residents (5.37%), 172 Black residents (3.11%), 168 Two+ residents (3.04%), and 24 Asian residents (0.43%). The most common foreign languages in Shippensburg, PA are Spanish (223 speakers), African Languages (108 speakers), and Urdu (8 speakers), but compared to other places, Shippensburg, PA has a relative high number of African Languages (108 speakers), Greek (6 speakers), and Urdu (8 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro Area awarded 7,793 degrees. The student population of Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 3,183 male students and 4,610 female students. Most students in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro Area are White (6,063 and 77.8%), followed by Black or African American (587 and 7.53%), Hispanic or Latino (395 and 5.07%), and Unknown (208 and 2.67%). The largest universities in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro Area by number of graduates are Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (2,225 and 28.6%), Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (1,669 and 21.4%), and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (1,054 and 13.5%). The most popular majors in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro Area are General Business Administration & Management (319 and 4.09%), General Psychology (265 and 3.4%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (194 and 2.49%). The median tuition costs in Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro Area are $31,410 for private four year colleges, and $7,060 and $15,886 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shippensburg, PA is $147,000, which is 0.76 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $150,400 to $147,000, a -2.26% increase. The homeownership rate of Shippensburg, PA is 32.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Shippensburg, PA have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Shippensburg, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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