Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania is a borough in York County. Shrewsbury was one of the first settlements west of the Susquehanna River. Its downtown is historic and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, historic Shrewsbury is a hub of unique shops and restaurants and home to community festivals.
Families continue to settle in Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury had a population of 3,823, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The region is enjoying new homes for sales as subdivisions are being planned. According to officials at the Southern York County School District, Shrewsbury and neighboring communities are enjoying healthy, zoned growth.
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Nestled near the Maryland border, Shrewsbury has become a desirable place to call home, especially for residents from Baltimore and Washington DC. Baltimore is 31 miles from Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury is only 26 miles from Towson, Maryland. The neighboring boroughs are Railroad, New Freedom, Glen Rock, Stewartstown, Winterstown, Loganville, Cross Roads and Seven Valleys.
The estimated median value of a home in 2011 was $224,461, according to county data. This is a significant increase from the 2000 estimated value of $137,800. The mean price of a Shrewsbury single-family home in 2011 was $265,672.
More than 92.2 percent of the Shrewsbury population over the age of 25 has a high school education or higher. More than 32.4 percent have a bachelors degree or higher. More than 9.5 percent of Shrewsbury residents over the age of 25 have a graduate or professional degree.
The majority of students in Shrewsbury attend Southern York County School District. The district operates five school buildings. Shrewsbury Elementary, located on South Main Street, has an enrollment of 617 students.
All Southern York County School District children attend Susquehannock High School, which serves freshmen through seniors. There is one middle school, Southern Middle and two additional elementary schools, Friendship Elementary and Southern Elementary.
Southern York County School District has received state recognition for its excellent academics. The students score above state and national averages on the SAT. The district consistently ranks as one of the county’s best districts.
The district spends approximately $8,200 per student.
The district employs more than 400 full time employees and more than 150 part-time employees. The student to teacher ratio is 14:1, according to district officials. A majority of the district’s teachers are masters- plus level.
Shrewsbury is in close proximity to colleges and universities. The closest is York College, approximately 12 miles away. Others include Millersville University of Pennsylvania and Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
According to Southern York County School District officials, York County has experiences a population boom recently, in part due to the influx of new residents who work in Baltimore and northern Maryland. New residents prefer the quality of life available in boroughs such as Shrewsbury, Glen Rock and New Freedom. School officials said the region has a “yesteryear charm” with its Victorian-era homes and row homes.
In spite of the new home subdivisions, York County remains a county high in agricultural land. Communities are implementing strict zoning and planning to preserve the region’s charm and natural resources.
The median income for a Shrewsbury household was $49,983, according to 2000 U.S. Census data. The median income for a Shrewsbury family was $57,358. The per capita income for Shrewsbury was $20,292.
Shrewsbury residents enjoy medical care from three neighboring hospitals, Memorial Hospital in York, York Hospital, or Hanover Hospital.
Shrewsbury is a borough in York County, which stretches more than 900 square miles. York County is one of the largest counties in Pennsylvania. York County is home to the Heritage Rail Trail County Park, a 21-mile long trail along a retired railway. The rail trail connects with Maryland’s 20-mile long North-Central Rail Trail.
Southern York is home to several county parks which offer camping, hiking, biking and fishing.
Shrewsbury is located in the Susquehanna Valley in York County, which is famously known as the factory tour capital of the world. Major companies in York County offering tours include Bluett Bros. Violins, Family Heir Loom Weavers, First Capital Federal Credit Union, George’s Furniture, Inc., Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Hershey’s Chocolate, Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery, Macklin’s Café, Martin’s Potato Chips, Miss Lucy’s Dog Treats, Naylor Wine Cellars, New Grounds Roasting Company, Painted Spring Farm Alpacas, Perrydell Farm Dairy, Revonah Pretzels, Synder’s of Hanover, Susquehanna Glass, Sunrise Soap Company, Sweet Willows Creamery, The Prancing Pig, Utz Quality Foods, Walk-Le Holsteins, Wolfgang Candy Company, York County Solid Waste Authority and York Time Institute. These companies provide not only tours but economic stability to the region.
The borough of Shrewsbury offers a wide variety of homes, including starter homes, historic homes, and new construction homes for sale. To learn more about living in Shrewsbury or to find Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania homes for sale, contact Prudential Homesale Service Group.
|2010 to 2012 Changeup 0.7%|
|Age Distribution (Years Old)|
|0 to 45.9%|
|5 to 1722.8%|
|18 to 6456.3%|
|65 and Older15.0%|
|White (not Hispanic)85.6%|
|Place of Birth|
|High School Graduate, Age 25+87.5%|
|Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+21.6%|
|English is Second Language, Age 5+6.6%|
|English is First Language, Age 5+93.4%|
|Per Capita Income$28,042|
|Median Household Income$58,586|
|People in Poverty9.4%|
|Average Work Commute Time27 minutes|
|Total Housing Units179,769|
|Average Household Size2.53|
|Owner-Occupied Median Value$178,400|
|New Private Housing Issued 2012805|
|Years at Residence|
|1 Year or More87.1%|
|Less Than 1 Year12.9%|
|Business and Employment|
|Private non-farm Establishments8,519|
|Private non-farm Employment155,366|
|Private non-farm Employment Growthup 2.1%|
|Number of Firms33,591|
|Business Ownership by Ethnicity and Gender|
|Value of Shipments$11,957,398,000|
|Accommodation and Food Services$11,724|
|Sales Per Capita$527,937,000|
|Land Area904.18 sq. miles|
|Population Per Square Mile482|
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