Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania

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Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Shrewsbury Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Shrewsbury Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Shrewsbury People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Shrewsbury College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Shrewsbury Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Shrewsbury Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania

Comparing Shrewsbury to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Age of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Female Share of the Population 6 4
Male Share of the Population 5 7
Racial Diversity 5 6
Senior Citizens 4 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
College Educated Adults 9 9
Median Family Income 9 10
People Above Poverty 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
Housing Recently Built 9 10
People Living Alone 5 3
Affordability of Rents 5 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Shrewsbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles N of Towson, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 31 miles N of Baltimore, Maryland
County York
Metro Area York
Standard Zip Codes 17361
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.768
Longitude -76.68

Shrewsbury Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MILLERS 4 NE
Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.2 inches
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 61 F
Jul Temp 67 to 85 F
Oct Temp 46 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
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Shrewsbury Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,378 100%
Male 1,623 48%
Female 1,755 52%
Under 18 867 25.7%
18+ 2,511 74.3%
65+ 460 13.6%
Median Age 39.5
Average Family Size 3.08
White 3,293 97.5%
African-American 27 0.8%
Asian 26 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.1%
Other 9 0.3%
Mixed Race 13 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 33 1%

Estimated Shrewsbury Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,525
Growth 147
Growth % 4.4%

Shrewsbury 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 38.5%
English 10.8%
Irish 9.7%
US/American 8.5%
Italian 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.5%
Polish 4.7%
Dutch 2.4%
Scottish 1.6%
Norwegian 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
European 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Welsh 1%
Lithuanian 1%
British 0.8%
Yugoslavian 0.8%
Czech 0.8%
Swiss 0.7%
Swedish 0.5%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.4%
Austrian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Shrewsbury 3,378 $57,358
Cross Roads 518 $60,556
Glen Rock 1,809 $50,865
Loganville 908 $47,266
New Freedom 3,512 $70,319
Railroad 300 $47,813
Stewartstown 1,752 $54,891
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