Shipman, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Shipman, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Shipman Census Designated Place had a population of 495 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Shipman: Montreal, Oak Ridge.

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Shipman, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 495
Daytime Population: Workers 32
Daytime Population: Residents 270
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 302
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.61
Population in Households 464
Population in Familes 356
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density2 183
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $41,017
Average Household Income $51,687
Per Capita Income $22,608


Total Housing Units 264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 147 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $163,333
Average Home Value $219,521


Total Households 219
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 131
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.33% -0.24%
Households -0.43% -0.28%
Families 0.43% -0.46%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Shipman, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shipman to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 446 25th
Population Density # 492 17th
Diversity Index # 272 54th
Median Household Income # 423 29th
Per Capita Income # 406 32nd

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