The Town of Shepherdstown had a population of 1,648 as of July 1, 2020. Shepherdstown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Shepherdstown is located at latitude 39.4301 and longitude -77.8042 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Shepherdstown encompass a land area of 0.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 400 feet.
The Town of Shepherdstown (GNIS ID: 2391411) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Shepherdstown: Macklinboro, Macklinborough Town, Maclinborough, Mecklenburg, Mecklinborg, New Mecklenburg, Pack Horse Ford, Pack Horse Settlement, Potomack, Potomoke, Potowmack, Shepherd Town, Shepherds Town, Shepherd's Town, Swearingen's Ferry, Swearingham's Ferry.
|Total Population||1,648 (100%)|
|Population in Households||1,300 (78.9%)|
|Population in Families||825 (50.1%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||348 (21.1%)|
|Median Household Income||$65,057|
|Average Household Income||$97,359|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||21%|
|Per Capita Income||$35,840|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||623 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||290 (46.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||263 (42.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||70 (11.2%)|
|Median Home Value||$329,221|
|Average Home Value||$423,356|
|Housing Affordability Index3||127|
|Average Household Size||2.35|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||-0.89%|
|Per Capita Income||-0.18%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.47%|
The table below compares Shepherdstown to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 94||77th|
|Population Density||# 2||100th|
|Median Household Income||# 19||96th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 40||10th|
|Per Capita Income||# 15||97th|
|Diversity Index||# 42||90th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.