Shipman, Illinois

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Shipman, Illinois

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High Points

Shipman strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 18% Shipman Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Shipman, Illinois

Comparing Shipman to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Racial Diversity 5 5
Senior Citizens 4 4
Age of the Population 3 3
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
People Above Poverty 4 2
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 6 8
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
People Living Alone 4 4

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Shipman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles NE of Florissant, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Macoupin
Standard Zip Codes 62685
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.117
Longitude -90.044

Shipman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 45 to 64 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
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Shipman Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 655 100%
Male 336 51.3%
Female 319 48.7%
Under 18 178 27.2%
18+ 477 72.8%
65+ 85 13%
Median Age 34.9
Average Family Size 3.12
White 641 97.9%
African-American 5 0.8%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.6%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.9%

Estimated Shipman Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 655
Growth 0
Growth % 0%

Shipman Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 24.6%
US/American 23.2%
Irish 19.5%
English 10.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.7%
Italian 3.7%
Scottish 2.6%
Swedish 1.4%
Polish 1.4%
Portuguese 1.2%
Belgian 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Czech 0.9%
Dutch 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Shipman, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Plainview (62685)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Shipman 655 $41,250
Brighton 2,196 $43,167
Bunker Hill 1,801 $45,885
Dorchester 142 $45,625
Fidelity 105 $17,083
Medora 501 $28,750
Royal Lakes 190 $21,042
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