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Shanksville is a borough in Somerset County, in the Johnstown metro area.
The community was named for Christian Shank, founder
The latitude of Shanksville is 40.015N. The longitude is -78.904W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,231 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 236.
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57% of Shanksville residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shanksville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shanksville was $14,500, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Shanksville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Shanksville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $292. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $500.
Somerset County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shanksville political report.
The average commute time for Shanksville workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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