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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Shippensburg is a borough located in Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 5,586.

Geography Shippensburg is located at 40°2'58" North, 77°31'26" West (40.049453, -77.523830)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 5.2 km² (2.0 mi²). None of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 5,586 people, 2,397 households, and 1,138 families residing in the borough. The population density is 1,067.7/km² (2,772.0/mi²). There are 2,602 housing units at an average density of 497.3/km² (1,291.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough is 94.16% White, 3.44% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,397 households out of which 20.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.5% are married couples living together, 9.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 52.5% are non-families. 33.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.32 and the average family size is 2.87.

In the borough the population is spread out with 17.6% under the age of 18, 28.5% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 28 years. For every 100 females there are 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough is $27,660, and the median income for a family is $39,896. Males have a median income of $29,387 versus $21,775 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $14,816. 28.6% of the population and 9.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 19.6% are under the age of 18 and 10.9% are 65 or older.

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