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Shipman, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Shipman Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Nelson County at latitude 37.7272 and longitude -78.8423. Nelson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 630 feet.

The formal official name is the Shipman Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Shipman, Virginia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Shipman indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Shipman Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shipman: Montreal, Oak Ridge.

Shipman Census Designated Place, VA Boundary Map


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Shipman, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 511
Population in Households 480
Population in Familes 369
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 189
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 231
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 139
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 268 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 157 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $91,379
Average Home Value $136,218


Median Household Income $47,214
Average Household Income $53,177
Per Capita Income $21,935
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.19% 0.12%
Households 0.52% 0.17%
Families 2.15% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Shipman, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shipman to the other 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 445 25th
Population Density1 # 491 17th
Diversity Index2 # 269 55th
Median Household Income # 299 50th
Per Capita Income # 349 41st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.