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Shippensburg is located in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, with an estimated municipal population of 5,565 residents. All of the best foreclosed homes for sale in Shippensburg are located in the following zip code areas on 17257. The estimated population per square kilometer (.62 miles) in Shippensburg is 1,059.

Cost Of Living In Shippensburg, PA

So, about how much do homes cost in Shippensburg? The most recent median value of resident-owned homes in Shippensburg is 172,104. An estimated 35.8 percent of households in Shippensburg own their homes, with an average family size of 2.73. The median household income in Shippensburg is 36,957, with15.5 percentage of households earning at least $100,000 annually. For working parents and professionals who are searching for cheap homes in Shippensburg, the median commute time of resident workers (in minutes) is 22. And last, but certainly not least, are you looking for homes to rent in Shippensburg? If so, the average rent price paid by renters in Shippensburg is 762, according to recent statistics.

Diversity And Demographics In Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Where a home is located is almost just as important as the home itself. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or are relocating to Shippensburg, it is essential to take a deep dive into your potential future neighborhood. Homeownership is often a long-term relationship; therefore, be sure to do your due diligence to ensure that you make the best long-term decision.

The median age of residents in Shippensburg is 35.7, split between 51 percent male versus 49 female. The percentage of residents who report being married in Shippensburg is 37.3, with an average family size of 2.73.

The percentage of residents who report their race in Shippensburg is as follows:

White 85%
Black / African American 5%
Asian 1.9%
American Indian / Alaskan Native 0%
Native Hawaiian / Other Pacifc Islander 0%
Multi-racial 2.8%
Other 5.2%

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The percentage of residents who report their age in Shippensburg is as follows:

Under 10 7.9%
Aged 10-19 10.2%
20s 22.5%
30s 14.8%
40s 13.8%
50s 7.7%
60s 9.2%
70s 7.3%
80+ 6.4%

Best Schools In Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

It was a rollercoaster ride for academics in 2020, with school districts throughout the nation transferring their classes online because of the global pandemic. Numerous school districts will continue online courses, while others will welcome students back to campus. Regardless, homebuyers are shopping for homes in Shippensburg with dedicated in-home learning spaces, as well as for homes located within the best school systems for in-person instruction in Shippensburg.

Pros And Cons Of Living In Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

How do you know that living in -- or moving to -- Shippensburg is right where you need to be? Perhaps you grew up in Shippensburg or already live nearby; therefore, the decision to buy a home in Shippensburg is a no-brainer. For others, however, it may not be such a straightforward or simple decision. Whether you are relocating to Shippensburg for work or just looking for a fresh start, getting a read on a neighborhood from afar (online) can be tricky... and exhausting.

Here are some questions to ask yourself when shopping for foreclosed homes for sale in Shippensburg:

  • What type of neighborhood environment (suburban, urban, rural, etc.) do you prefer?
  • What types of shopping (mom and pop, mall, big box), restaurants (fast food, chain, local) and businesses (small, big, mixed) would you like nearby?
  • What leisure-time activities (golf, biking, hiking, etc.) do you enjoy?
  • What type of commute (car, plane, home office) do you seek?

In short, it always helps to create a “Pros vs. Cons” list of what you need in a home and/or neighborhood like Shippensburg.

Reasons To Move To Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, In 2024

Prospective homebuyers are clearly taking advantage of the low interest rates and numerous government assistance programs. These low interest rates mean homebuyers in Shippensburg can now afford much more house for the same monthly payment (if interest rates were higher). Motivated and opportunistic sellers in Shippensburg, meanwhile, can field multiple offers from more qualified buyers.

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