Shippensburg, PA

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Population

5,558

0.525% growth

Median Age

32.6


Median Household Income

$32,429

0.449% growth

Poverty Rate

23.7%


Number of Employees

2,988

4.73% growth

Median Property Value

$142,700

3.39% decline

About

In 2017, Shippensburg, PA had a population of 5.56k people with a median age of 32.6 and a median household income of $32,429. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Shippensburg, PA grew from 5,529 to 5,558, a 0.525% increase and its median household income grew from $32,284 to $32,429, a 0.449% increase.

The population of Shippensburg, PA is 87.1% White Alone, 6.39% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.29% Black or African American Alone. 6.7% of the people in Shippensburg, PA speak a non-English language, and 97.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Shippensburg, PA is $142,700, and the homeownership rate is 39.5%. Most people in Shippensburg, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Shippensburg, PA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Shippensburg, PA employs 2.99k people. The largest industries in Shippensburg, PA are Educational Services (625 people), Retail Trade (383 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (344 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($51,000), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,541), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($49,286).

Median household income in Shippensburg, PA is $32,429. Males in Shippensburg, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in Shippensburg, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,429

2017 value

± $5,252

0.449%

1 Year Growth

± 23%

Households in Shippensburg, PA have a median annual income of $32,429, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,284 in 2016, which represents a 0.449% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Shippensburg, PA made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Shippensburg, PA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Shippensburg, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 132

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Shippensburg, PA was Census Tract 132 with a value of $27,980, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shippensburg, PA (1.31k out of 5.52k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,150 ± 360

  2. Hispanic

    149 ± 120

  3. Two Or More

    73 ± 96

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Shippensburg, PA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.99k

2017 Value

± 512

4.73%

1 Year growth

± 22.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Shippensburg, PA grew at a rate of 4.73%, from 2.85k employees to 2.99k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shippensburg, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (495 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (264 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (256 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shippensburg, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Shippensburg, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (495 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (264 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (256 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Shippensburg, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (3.58 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.28 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Shippensburg, PA, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($83,377), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,129), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($70,076).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.99k

2017 Value

± 512

4.73%

1 Year growth

± 22.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Shippensburg, PA grew at a rate of 4.73%, from 2.85k employees to 2.99k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shippensburg, PA, are Educational Services (625 people), Retail Trade (383 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (344 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shippensburg, PA, though some of these residents may live in Shippensburg, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Shippensburg, PA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (625 people), Retail Trade (383 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (344 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Shippensburg, PA has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.26 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.73 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Shippensburg, PA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($51,000), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,541), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($49,286).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. with $50.6B and Pharmaceuticals and $49.7B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.3% of the population of Shippensburg, PA has health coverage, with 51.1% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 6.46% on non-group plans, and 0% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Shippensburg, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Shippensburg, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1232 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.73%

Uninsured

51.1%

Employer Coverage

21.3%

Medicaid

16.4%

Medicare

6.46%

Non-Group

0%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shippensburg, PA declined by 49.5% from 9.37% to 4.73%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Shippensburg, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Shippensburg, PA is home to a population of 5.56k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.8% of Shippensburg, PA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Shippensburg, PA is composed of 4.84k White Alone residents (87.1%), 355 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.39%), 183 Black or African American Alone residents (3.29%), 171 Two or More Races residents (3.08%), 7 Asian Alone residents (0.126%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Shippensburg, PA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (223 speakers), African Languages (108 speakers), and Urdu (8 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.7

31

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 16

In 2017, the median age of all people in Shippensburg, PA was 32.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 31. But people in Shippensburg, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Shippensburg, PA residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.07%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.8% of Shippensburg, PA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Shippensburg, PA was 7.07%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Shippensburg, PA was India, the natal country of 81,562 Shippensburg, PA residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

97.5%

2017 Citizenship

95.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.5% of Shippensburg, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Shippensburg, PA was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.84k ± 377

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    355 ± 213

  3. Black or African American Alone

    183 ± 122

In 2017, there were 13.6 times more White Alone residents (4.84k people) in Shippensburg, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 355 Hispanic or Latino and 183 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    223 speakers (4.25%)

  2. African Languages

    108 speakers (2.06%)

  3. Urdu

    8 speakers (0.152%)

6.7% of Shippensburg, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Shippensburg, PA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.25% of the overall population of Shippensburg, PA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.06% speak African Languages and 0.152% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (1990s)

    113 ± 95

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    86 ± 93

  3. Korea

    46 ± 40

Shippensburg, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shippensburg, PA was $142,700 in 2017, which is 0.656 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $147,700 to $142,700, a 3.39% decrease. The homeownership rate in Shippensburg, PA is 39.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Shippensburg, PA have an average commute time of 24.2 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.

Income

Household Income

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$32,429

Median Household Income

± $5,252

2.69k

Number of Households

± 416

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.69k households in Shippensburg, PA grew to $32,429 from the previous year's value of $32,284.

The following chart displays the households in Shippensburg, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $10k - $15k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$142,700

2017 Median

± $15,597

$147,700

2016 Median

± $15,523

In 2017, the median property value in Shippensburg, PA declined from to $142,700 from the previous year's value of $147,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Shippensburg, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Shippensburg, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Shippensburg, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Shippensburg, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

39.5%

2017 Homeownership

35.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 39.5% of the housing units in Shippensburg, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 35.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Shippensburg, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Shippensburg, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Shippensburg, PA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shippensburg, PA have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.39% of the workforce in Shippensburg, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.3%

  2. Walked

    12.1%

  3. Carpooled

    10.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Shippensburg, PA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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