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Population (year 2000): 17,862. Estimated population in July 2005: 17,961 (+0.6% change)
Males: 8,034 (45.0%), Females: 9,828 (55.0%)

Franklin County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 40.0 years
Median household income: $32,336 (year 2000)
Median house value: $86,900 (year 2000)

Chambersburg, PA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Chambersburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.7%)
  • Black (7.6%)
  • Hispanic (6.4%)
  • Other race (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (30.7%), United States (10.8%), Irish (9.4%), English (6.9%), Italian (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.0%).Pennsylvania

Elevation: 621 feet

Land area: 6.9 square miles

Chambersburg,

For population 25 years and over in Chambersburg

  • High school or higher: 76.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chambersburg borough

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 51.1%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

5.9% Foreign born (3.6% Latin America, 1.1% Asia, 1.0% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +842 (+4.9%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MD Frederick, (38.7 miles pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: DC Washington, (83.3 miles pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (172.6 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: PA (4.1 miles Guilford, PA (6.6 miles Fayetteville, PA (9.1 miles Orrstown, Alto, PA (9.4 miles Mont PA Greencastle, (11.2 miles PA (12.1 miles Shippensburg, PA (13.5 miles Waynesboro, Heights, PA (15.2 miles Wayne

Latitude: 39.93 N, Longitude: 77.66 W

Area code: 717

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.3%), Manufacturing (17.8%), Retail trade (13.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,205 (+40.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,815 (48.4%)

Crime in Chambersburg by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 5.6 5.6 0.0 5.6 0.0 0.0
Rapes 7 6 12 17 5 8
    per 100,000 39.2 33.6 67.2 95.2 28.0 44.8
Robberies 20 10 29 24 13 15
    per 100,000 112.0 56.0 162.4 134.4 72.8 84.0
Assaults 268 232 236 232 233 196
    per 100,000 1500.4 1298.8 1321.2 1298.8 1304.4 1097.3
Burglaries 150 101 99 120 87 100
    per 100,000 839.8 565.4 554.2 671.8 487.1 559.8
Thefts 613 555 527 457 425 499
    per 100,000 3431.9 3107.2 2950.4 2558.5 2379.4 2793.6
Auto thefts 34 36 29 30 31 37
    per 100,000 190.3 201.5 162.4 168.0 173.6 207.1
566.2 475.6 509.6 506.6 437.1 430.1

Average climate in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chambersburg,

Chambersburg-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/16/1961, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the Chambersburg city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/22/1983, a category 3 tornado 32.3 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Main business address for: TB WOODS CORP (GENERAL INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT, NEC), FRANKLIN FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP /PA/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospital/medical center in Chambersburg:
  • CHAMBERSBURG HOSPITAL (112 N 7 ST PO BOX 187)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Chambersburg:
  • WAYNESBORO HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; WAYNESBORO, PA)
  • WESTERN MD CENTER (about 20 miles; HAGERSTOWN, MD)
  • BROOK LANE PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (about 22 miles; HAGERSTOWN, MD)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chambersburg:
  • HAGERSTOWN REGIONAL-RICHARD A HENSON FLD (about 17 miles; HAGERSTOWN, MD; ID: HGR)
  • ALTOONA-BLAIR COUNTY (about 52 miles; ALTOONA, PA; ID: AOO)
  • UNIVERSITY PARK (about 63 miles; STATE COLLEGE, PA; ID: UNV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chambersburg:
  • CHAMBERSBURG MUNI (about 3 miles; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; ID: N68)
  • SHIPPENSBURG (about 17 miles; SHIPPENSBURG, PA; ID: N42)
  • MID ATLANTIC SOARING CENTER (about 25 miles; FAIRFIELD, PA; ID: W73)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 21 $64,148 $36,656 2 $2,438
Gas Supply 11 $37,870 $41,312 1 $414
Fire - Other 2 $8,148 $48,888 0 $0
Police - Other 2 $6,314 $37,884 18 $3,956
Police Protection - Officers 31 $135,399 $52,412 7 $7,401
Firefighters 18 $39,345 $26,230 0 $0
Other Government Administration 11 $48,259 $52,646 12 $9,146
Financial Administration 19 $66,741 $42,152 0 $0
Electric Power 20 $71,497 $42,898 0 $0
Water Supply 16 $58,899 $44,174 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 5 $14,506 $34,814 6 $7,430
Sewerage 11 $39,476 $43,064 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 8 $23,482 $35,223 0 $0
Streets and Highways 8 $28,915 $43,372 0 $0
Totals for Government 183 $642,999 $42,163 46 $30,786
Colleges/Universities in Chambersburg:
  • WILSON COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 527; Location: 1015 PHILADELPHIA AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wilson.edu)
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER (FT enrollment: 60; Location: 1015 Philadelphia Avenue; Public)
  • EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 26; Location: 171 CEDAR AVE SOUTHGATE SHOPPING CTR; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empirebeauty.com)
  • CHAMBERSBURG HOSPITAL MEDICAL LABORATORY TECH SCH (Location: 112 N SEVENTH ST; Private, not-for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chambersburg:
  • SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 14 miles; SHIPPENSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,330)
  • GETTYSBURG COLLEGE (about 31 miles; GETTYSBURG, PA; FT enrollment: 2,216)
  • SHEPHERD COLLEGE (about 37 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,576)
  • FREDERICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; FREDERICK, MD; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • DICKINSON COLLEGE (about 37 miles; CARLISLE, PA; FT enrollment: 2,098)
  • MESSIAH COLLEGE (about 49 miles; GRANTHAM, PA; FT enrollment: 2,761)
  • WESTERN MARYLAND COLLEGE (about 53 miles; WESTMINSTER, MD; FT enrollment: 2,245)
Public high school in Chambersburg:
  • CHAMBERSBURG AREA SHS (Students: 1,760; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high schools in Chambersburg:
  • SHALOM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 397; Location: 126 SOCIAL ISLAND ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • CUMBERLAND VALLEY CHRISTIAN SC (Students: 384; Location: 600 MILLER ST; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Chambersburg:
  • CHAMBERSBURG AREA MS (Students: 1,340; Grades: 06 - 07)
  • FAUST JHS (Students: 1,287; Grades: 08 - 09)
  • HAMILTON HEIGHTS EL SCH (Students: 428; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BUCHANAN EL SCH (Students: 283; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SOUTH HAMILTON EL SCH (Students: 273; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FALLING SPRING EL SCH (Students: 272; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GUILFORD HILLS EL SCH (Students: 264; Grades: KG - 05)
  • GRANDVIEW EL SCH (Students: 252; Grades: KG - 05)
  • STEVENS EL SCH (Students: 234; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SHARPE EL SCH (Students: 168; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Chambersburg:
  • CORPUS CHRISTI SCHOOL (Students: 333; Location: 305 NORTH 2ND STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 52; Location: 2011 SCOTLAND AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 52; Location: 2643 APPLEWAY DRIVE; Grades: 1 - 9)
  • CULBERTSON CHRISTIAN DAY SCH (Students: 48; Location: 5992 ROWE RUN ROAD; Grades: 1 - 10)
  • MAGIC YEARS CHILD CARE (Students: 6; Location: 871 STANLEY AVENUE; Grades: KG - KG)
Libraries in Chambersburg:
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,307,964; Location: 102 NORTH MAIN STREET; 100,794 books; 2,123 audio materials; 1,588 video materials; 249 serial subscriptions)
  • COYLE FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $265,365; Location: 102 NORTH MAIN ST; 83,898 books; 1,062 audio materials; 1,305 video materials; 227 serial subscriptions)

Shopping Center: South Gate Shopping Mall (1).

Reservoir: Wolf Lake (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Falling Spring Branch (A).


Chambersburg compared to Pennsylvania state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Chambersburg:
  • WCBG (1590 AM; 5 kW; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WCHA (800 AM; 1 kW; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTRI (1520 AM; daytime; 17 kW; BRUNSWICK, MD; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Chambersburg:
  • WIKZ (95.1 FM; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WQCM (94.3 FM; GREENCASTLE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W219BE (91.7 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, NDBA)
  • WSRT (92.1 FM; MERCERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • W209BN (89.7 FM; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WWMD (101.5 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRH (90.5 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WARX (106.9 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWVZ (103.9 FM; BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WQJU (107.1 FM; MIFFLINTOWN, PA; Owner: CENTRAL PA CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WJRC (90.9 FM; LEWISTOWN, PA; Owner: SALT AND LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WLTF (97.5 FM; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
TV broadcast stations around Chambersburg:
  • WHAG-TV (Channel 25; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: QUORUM OF MARYLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • W42CK (Channel 42; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING)
  • WJAL (Channel 68; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W38AN (Channel 38; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)

 

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