Shepherdstown, WV

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2022 Population
1,612
5.43% 1-year growth
US Senator
Joe Manchin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Shelley Moore Capito
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
22.3
2.29% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.86%
39.8% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,875
10.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$429,600
23% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
651
13.5% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Shepherdstown, WV had a population of 1.61k people with a median age of 22.3 and a median household income of $58,875. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Shepherdstown, WV grew from 1,529 to 1,612, a 5.43% increase and its median household income grew from $53,125 to $58,875, a 10.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Shepherdstown, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (25.1%), Other (Hispanic) (0.931%), White (Hispanic) (0.806%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.744%).

None of the households in Shepherdstown, WV reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.9% of the residents in Shepherdstown, WV are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Shepherdstown, WV are Shepherd University (654 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Shepherdstown, WV was $429,600, and the homeownership rate was 60.2%.

Most people in Shepherdstown, WV drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Shepherdstown, WV was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Shepherdstown, WV is home to a population of 1.61k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.52% of Shepherdstown, WV residents were born outside of the country (89 people).

In 2022, there were 2.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.16k people) in Shepherdstown, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 404 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.9%
2022 Citizenship
96%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.9% of Shepherdstown, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Shepherdstown, WV was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Shepherdstown, WV
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.16k ± 269
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    404 ± 214
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    15 ± 22
1.74%
Hispanic Population
28 people

In 2022, there were 2.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.16k people) in Shepherdstown, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 404 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 15 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.74% of the people in Shepherdstown, WV are hispanic (28 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,064 ± 1,115 people
  2. Germany
    1,923 ± 1,076 people
  3. China
    1,815 ± 1,045 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,064 West Virginia residents, followed by Germany with 1,923 and China with 1,815.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.52%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
89 people
5.49%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
84 people

As of 2022, 5.52% of Shepherdstown, WV residents (89 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Shepherdstown, WV was 5.49%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3 ± 19
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1 ± 13
  3. Vietnam
    0 ± 23

Shepherdstown, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Shepherdstown, WV employs 651 people. The largest industries in Shepherdstown, WV are Educational Services (163 people), Accommodation & Food Services (133 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (75 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($111,111), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($111,111), and Public Administration ($58,839).

Males in West Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,743. The income inequality in West Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

651
2022 Value
± 183
−13.5%
1 Year decline
± 42.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shepherdstown, WV declined at a rate of −13.5%, from 753 employees to 651 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Shepherdstown, WV, are Personal Care & Service Occupations (140 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (98 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (89 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Shepherdstown, WV.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

651
2022 Value
± 183
−13.5%
1 Year decline
± 42.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Shepherdstown, WV declined at a rate of −13.5%, from 753 employees to 651 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Shepherdstown, WV, are Educational Services (163 people), Accommodation & Food Services (133 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (75 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Shepherdstown, WV, though some of these residents may live in Shepherdstown, WV and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,250
Median earning men ± $26,990
$5,179
Median earning women ± $7,829

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($58,929), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($52,596), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($34,583).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($5,469) and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($2,499).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.583%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 690k people employed in West Virginia. This represents a 0.583% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in West Virginia.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in West Virginia went to Donald J. Trump with 68.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.34%).

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing the state of West Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from West Virginia

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Joe Manchin
Senator from West Virginia1
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Carte Goodwin, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Robert Byrd.
Shelley Moore Capito
Senator from West Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito are the senators currently representing West Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from West Virginia

West Virginia is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for West Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Shepherdstown, WV awarded 654 degrees. The student population of Shepherdstown, WV in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,181 male students and 2,054 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Shepherdstown, WV are White (495 and 77.2%), followed by Black or African American (41 and 6.4%), Hispanic or Latino (41 and 6.4%), and Two or More Races (32 and 4.99%).

The largest universities in Shepherdstown, WV by number of degrees awarded are Shepherd University (654 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Shepherdstown, WV are General Business Administration & Management (94 and 14.4%), General Studies (71 and 10.9%), and Registered Nursing (62 and 9.48%).

The median tuition cost in Shepherdstown, WV for a public four year colleges is $6,288 for in-state students and $15,774 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Shepherdstown, WV, the percentage of applicants admitted was 95.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 34.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,235 (36.5% men and 63.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,235 students enrolled in Shepherdstown, WV, 36.5% men and 63.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,370 records, of which 64.6% were women and 35.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 71 degrees awarded
  2. 62 degrees awarded
  3. 75 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Shepherdstown, WV was General Studies with 71 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
654 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Shepherd University with 654 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 272 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Shepherdstown, WV, which is 0.712 times less than the 382 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 495 degrees mean that there were 12.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 41 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,288) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,994) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.661% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.559% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (549k), Some college (279k), and Secondary Education (210k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Shepherdstown, WV was $429,600 in 2022, which is 1.52 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $349,300 to $429,600, a 23% increase. The homeownership rate in Shepherdstown, WV is 60.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Shepherdstown, WV have an average commute time of 17.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Shepherdstown, WV is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Property

$429,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$73,692
$210
Median Property Taxes
±$84

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Rent vs Own

60.2%
Homeownership
2022
58.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.2% of the housing units in Shepherdstown, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.5%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9722.01
  2. Census Tract 9722.03

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$58,875
Median Household Income
± $9,405
349
Number of Households
± 103

In 2022, the median household income of the 349 households in Shepherdstown, WV grew to $58,875 from the previous year's value of $53,125.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Shepherdstown, WV is from West Virginia.
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in West Virginia
0.447
2021 Wage GINI in West Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.523% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for West Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in West Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (51%)
  2. Walked (26.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (16%)

In 2022, 51% of workers in Shepherdstown, WV drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (26.9%) and those who worked at home (16%).

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Commute Time

17.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Shepherdstown, WV have a shorter commute time (17.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.07% of the workforce in Shepherdstown, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

6.86% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Shepherdstown, WV (48 out of 700 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Shepherdstown, WV is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.4% of the population of Shepherdstown, WV has health coverage, with 56.9% on employee plans, 7.13% on Medicaid, 9.62% on Medicare, 19.3% on non-group plans, and 0.434% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, WV see 1905 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.581% increase from the previous year (1894 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3026 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1027 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,905 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson County, WV

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, WV see an average of 1,905 patients per year. This represents a 0.581% increase from the previous year (1,894 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 12.6% under 18 years, 60.4% between 18 and 34 years, 15.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 42.4% were men and 57.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.58%
Uninsured
56.9%
Employer Coverage
7.13%
Medicaid
9.62%
Medicare
19.3%
Non-Group
0.434%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Shepherdstown, WV declined by 20.2% from 8.24% to 6.58%.

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