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Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania


Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania

Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania
St. John's Lutheran Church
St. John's Lutheran Church
Shiremanstown is located in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cumberland
 • Type Borough Council
 • Total 0.30 sq mi (0.77 km2)
 • Land 0.30 sq mi (0.77 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 420 ft (130 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,569
 • Density 5,284/sq mi (2,040.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17011
Area code(s) 717

Shiremanstown is a borough in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,569 at the 2010 census.[1] William Bigler (January 11, 1814 – August 9, 1880), who was governor of Pennsylvania from 1852 to 1855 and later a U.S. senator, was born in Shiremanstown.

Shiremanstown is part of the HarrisburgCarlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Shiremanstown is located in eastern Cumberland County at .[2] It is bordered to the north by Hampden Township and to the south by Lower Allen Township. It is 6 miles (10 km) southwest of the center of Harrisburg, the state capital.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.30 square miles (0.77 km2), all of it land.[1]


As of the 2000 census,[5] there were 1,521 people, 719 households, and 407 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,105.8 people per square mile (1,957.5/km2). There were 742 housing units at an average density of 2,490.8 per square mile (955.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.33% White, 0.53% African American, 0.07% Native American, 2.43% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 719 households out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.3% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.

The median household income in the borough was $43,971, and the median income for a family was $55,268. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $30,326 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,812. About 1.8% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Shiremanstown borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
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