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People

Total Population 1,587
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 7.4%
Employed Population 16+ 633
Age of the Population 21

Families

% of people married 10.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,886
% Above Poverty Level 74%
% Below Poverty Level 26%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 39.2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 41.4%
Median Gross Rent $854
Median House Value $323,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.9%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 12.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Shepherdstown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles W of Frederick, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles NW of Washington, District of Columbia
County Jefferson
Standard Zip Codes 25443
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.43
Longitude -77.804

Shepherdstown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KEARNEYSVILLE
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.4 inches
Station MARTINSBURG RGNL AP
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Station FREDERICK POLICE BRKS
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Harpers Ferry 200 $66,786
Hedgesville 283 $49,844
Martinsburg 17,564 $45,016

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Shepherdstown Public Libraries

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Shepherdstown Public Library
GERMAN & KING STS
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
(304) 876-2783
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