Shippensburg Township, PennsylvaniaShippensburg Township
is a township located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
. As of the 2000
census, the township had a total population of 4,504.
Geography\nAccording to the United States Census Bureau
, the township has a total area of 6.5 km²
). 6.5 km² (2.5 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 4,504 people, 860 households, and 388 families residing in the township. The population density
is 690.1/km² (1,786.2/mi²). There are 938 housing units at an average density of 143.7/km² (372.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 93.65% White, 3.73% African American
, 0.04% Native American
, 1.13% Asian
, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. 1.13% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 860 households out of which 20.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.4% are married couples living together, 6.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 54.8% are non-families. 25.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 2.79.
In the township the population is spread out with 7.5% under the age of 18, 68.5% from 18 to 24, 11.0% from 25 to 44, 6.2% from 45 to 64, and 6.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 20 years. For every 100 females there are 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.9 males.
The median income for a household in the township is $27,661, and the median income for a family is $40,521. Males have a median income of $26,141 versus $20,259 for females. The per capita income for the township is $8,712. 36.8% of the population and 8.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.0% are under the age of 18 and 12.7% are 65 or older.