Statistics

Fast Facts

  • The Shippensburg area has 31 churches
  • Average yearly rainfall: 39.78 inches
  • Average snowfall: 30.9 inches
  • First killing frost: second week in October
  • Last killing frost: last week in April
  • Altitude: 700 feet above sea level
  • Borough area: 2.038 square miles
  • Founded: July 1730
  • Name Origin: Named after Edward Shippen, who acquired a grant for the land from the heirs of William Penn
  • Population: 5,492 (2010 Census)
  • Miles of Roads: 20.68 miles
  • Zip Code: 17257
  • Chamber of Commerce: 53 West King Street, Phone 717-532-5509
  • Library: Shippensburg Public Library, 73 West King Street, Phone 717-532-4508
  • School District: Shippensburg Area School District, Phone 717-530-2700
  • Fire and Ambulance: Dial 911
  • Police: Shippensburg Police Dept., Chief Fred Scott, Phone  911 or 532-7361
  • Emergency-717-532-8878
  • Cable Service: Comcast, Phone 717-263-8591
  • Electric Service: Penelec, Phone 1-800-829-7741
  • Natural Gas Service: UGI Central Penn Gas 1-800-652-0550
  • Phone Service: CENTURYLINK 1-800-829-8009
  • Sewer and Water Service: Shippensburg Borough Authority, Phone 717-532-2147