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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Shippensburg is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 5,479. Shippensburg is in Franklin County. Living in Shippensburg offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Shippensburg and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Shippensburg are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$802
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    89.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    662.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    71.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Shippensburg

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,614
National
$55,322

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Shippensburg is a small town in Central Pennsylvania and there are plenty of different aspects. Living in an apartment while attending college is nice because everything in town is accessible. The town is very diverse because there are some retired individuals, families, younger people and college students that live here. It can be hectic at times but it is a decent place to be.
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I moved to Shippensburg, PA a year ago and in that year I have come to feel comfortable here. Shippensburg University is a main contributor to the town and is the centralized focus. When school is not in session, there are plenty of festivals and town activities to engage in. A downside of Shippensburg is if you are not a local, it is hard to feel at home. Everyone knows everyone and it is hard to break into that circle.
I enjoy the atmosphere of the college town. Not the partying and drinking. The quiet places around campus and bikes trails. The peaceful scenery when you just want to lay out and read a book. The quiet streets at night when you go for a walk to clear your head. I enjoy the quiet at night and hustle during the day of kids playing and people going to work. The new upcoming diners. I would like to see more restaurants like I have seen at Chambersburg. I would also like to see more areas for hiking, like there is along side Shippensburg campus.