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Shippensburg is a borough in Cumberland County, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area. (The community straddles Cumberland and Franklin counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named after Edward Shippen, founder
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Shippensburg. For links to other places called Shippensburg, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Shippensburg is 40.050N. The longitude is -77.52W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 656 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,620.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Shippensburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cumberland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Harrisburg area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17257 ZIP code.
36% of Shippensburg residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shippensburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shippensburg was $14,816, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Shippensburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Shippensburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $411. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,038.
Libraries in Shippensburg include Shippensburg Public Library ... View libraries
Cumberland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shippensburg political report.
The average commute time for Shippensburg workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Shippensburg include Amerihost Inn Shippensburg.
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