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Shepherdstown is a town in Jefferson County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.
The community was named for Thomas Shepherd, settler
The latitude of Shepherdstown is 39.43N. The longitude is -77.804W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 400 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 803.
Early experiments with steam-powered boats occurred here, almost 20 years before Robert Fulton launched the Clermont
Sections below provide additional information and links about Shepherdstown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Washington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 25443 ZIP code.
19% of Shepherdstown residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shepherdstown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shepherdstown was $28,539, compared with $21,587 nationally.
49% of Shepherdstown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Shepherdstown include Shepherdstown Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Shepherdstown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $467. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,098.
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Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Shepherdstown political report.
The average commute time for Shepherdstown workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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