is a town located in Jefferson County, West Virginia
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 803.
Geography\nShepherdstown is located at 39°25'55" North, 77°48'22" West (39.432005, -77.806108)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 0.9 km²
). 0.9 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 803 people, 410 households, and 168 families residing in the town. The population density
is 861.2/km² (2,217.7/mi²). There are 454 housing units at an average density of 486.9/km² (1,253.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 80.20% White, 17.19% African American
, 0.50% Native American
, 0.87% Asian
, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 0.87% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 410 households out of which 13.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.8% are married couples living together, 9.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 58.8% are non-families. 41.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 1.96 and the average family size is 2.72.
In the town the population is spread out with 12.5% under the age of 18, 19.9% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $40,750, and the median income for a family is $55,000. Males have a median income of $35,833 versus $30,139 for females. The per capita income for the town is $28,539. 15.3% of the population and 7.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.1% are under the age of 18 and 1.5% are 65 or older.