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Shepherdstown

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Shepherdstown is a town in Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA, located along the Potomac River. It is arguably the oldest town in the state, chartered in 1762 by Colonial Virginia's General Assembly. This status is contested only by Romney, which was chartered in the same year.The town's population was 1,734 at the 2010 census. The town is home to Shepherd University.GeographyShepherdstown is located at , along the Potomac River in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.37sqmi, all of it land.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 1,734 people, 518 households, and 192 families residing in the town. The population density was 4686.5PD/sqmi. There were 583 housing units at an average density of 1575.7/sqmi. The racial makeup of the town was 85.5% White, 9.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.
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