Shipman, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shipman, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Shipman Census Designated Place had a population of 503 as of July 1, 2015. Shipman ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Shipman is located at latitude 37.7272 and longitude -78.8423 in Nelson County. 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. Nelson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 630 feet.

The Shipman Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584918) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Shipman population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shipman: Montreal, Oak Ridge.

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Shipman, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 503
Population in Households 472
Population in Familes 364
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 186
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 227
Average Household Size 2.08
Family Households 137
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 153 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $102,500
Average Home Value $163,149


Median Household Income $45,711
Average Household Income $52,847
Per Capita Income $21,768
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.24%
Households 0.08% -0.09%
Families 1.45% -0.29%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 447 25th
Population Density1 # 492 17th
Diversity Index2 # 266 55th
Median Household Income # 317 47th
Per Capita Income # 378 36th

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