Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 20,508 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +14.8%
 
Males: 9,178  (44.8%)
Females: 11,330  (55.2%)
Median resident age:  36.9 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 17201, 17202.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,225 (it was $32,336 in 2000)
Chambersburg:

$41,225
PA:

$52,007

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,979 (it was $19,278 in 2000)

Chambersburg borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $158,662 (it was $86,500 in 2000)
Chambersburg:

$158,662
PA:

$164,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $196,618; Detached houses: $217,643; Townhouses or other attached units: $131,488; In 2-unit structures: $179,957; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $190,091; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $231,919; Mobile homes: $46,901

Median gross rent in 2013: $732.

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  • Races in Chambersburg, PA (2013)

    Chambersburg races chart
    • 14,10568.9%White alone
    • 3,91419.1%Hispanic
    • 1,5407.5%Black alone
    • 4842.4%Two or more races
    • 3161.5%Asian alone
    • 2821.4%American Indian alone

Races in Chambersburg detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Chambersburg: 93.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.5%), Irish (12.7%), United States (6.6%), English (6.6%), Italian (3.0%), French (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/21/1803

Elevation: 621 feet

Land area: 6.87 square miles.

Population density: 2,987 people per square mile   (average).

Chambersburg,PA real estate house value index trend

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Chambersburg:

  • High school or higher: 80.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chambersburg borough:

  • Never married: 31.5%
  • Now married: 39.6%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 17.8%

2,024 residents are foreign born (8.1% Latin America).

This borough:

9.9%
Pennsylvania:

6.2%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 54 registered sex offenders living in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Chambersburg to the number of sex offenders is 377 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,581 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,519 (1.0%)

Chambersburg satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (37.3 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (70.3 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (133.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Guilford, PA (1.8 miles ), Scotland, PA (2.1 miles ), Fayetteville, PA (2.3 miles ), Marion, PA (2.4 miles ), Mont Alto borough, PA (2.9 miles ), Orrstown borough, PA (3.0 miles ), Shippensburg borough, PA (3.3 miles ), Greencastle borough, PA (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 39.93 N, Longitude: 77.66 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,811 (+52.7%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 4,299 (50.9%)

Area code: 717

Chambersburg household income distribution Chambersburg home values distribution

Crime rates in Chambersburg by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2011 2012 2013
Murders 01000102020
per 100,000 0.05.60.00.00.05.60.011.10.09.80.0
Rapes 12175811736583
per 100,000 67.194.828.044.660.938.916.733.424.639.114.7
Robberies 2924131529394118303146
per 100,000 162.3133.872.783.7160.6216.9228.3100.3147.5151.5225.7
Assaults 236232233196168736042364137
per 100,000 1,320.61,293.11,302.91,093.6930.2406.1334.1234.0177.1200.4181.5
Burglaries 9912087100101152143121121120127
per 100,000 554.0668.9486.5557.9559.2845.5796.3674.2595.1586.6623.1
Thefts 527457425499476538703757543661660
per 100,000 2,948.92,547.22,376.62,784.12,635.72,992.73,914.74,218.02,670.53,231.03,238.3
Auto thefts 2930313737353534212323
per 100,000 162.3167.2173.3206.4204.9194.7194.9189.4103.3112.4112.9
Arson 37436075211
per 100,000 16.839.022.416.733.20.039.027.99.84.94.9
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.7) 514.4525.5429.5428.3425.8367.4361.3342.4245.6302.8285.8

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Chambersburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 36 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
Pennsylvania average:

2.58

Chambersburg tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.0%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +842 (+4.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Chambersburg: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chambersburg-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/16/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the Chambersburg borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/22/1983, a category F3 tornado 27.0 miles away from the borough center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chambersburg-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 179.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.9 miles away from Chambersburg center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 216.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 162.9 miles away from Chambersburg center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 326.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chambersburg topographic map

Birthplace of: Chris Young (actor) - Actor, Frederick Augustus Tritle - 6th Governor of Arizona Territory, Harry Warner, Jr. - Writer, Jeffrey Coy - Politician, Kenton Harper - Confederate Army general, Michael Simpson Culbertson - Christian missionary, Stephen R. Reed - Politician, Tom Brookens - Baseball player, Tracy Lee Stum - Artist, Jack Mull - Baseball player.

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

Hospitals in Chambersburg:

  • CHAMBERSBURG HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 112 NORTH SEVENTH STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Chambersburg:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CHAMBERSBURG (755 NORLAND AVENUE)
  • US RENAL CARE CHAMBERSBURG (PARK FIFTH AVE. PROFESSIONAL CENTER)

Home Health Centers in Chambersburg:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (1112 KENNEBEC DRIVE)
  • COMMUNITY HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (1035 WAYNE AVENUE SUITE 6)
  • LUTHERAN HOME CARE SERVICES (2700 LUTHER DR)

Nursing Homes in Chambersburg:

  • FALLING SPRING NURSING AND REH (201 FRANKLIN FARM LANE)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-CHAMBERSBURG (1070 STOUFFER AVENUE)
  • MENNO-HAVEN, INC. (2075 SCOTLAND AVENUE)
  • PENN HALL AT MENNO-HAVEN (1425 PHILADELPHIA AVENUE)
  • SHOOK HOME THE (55 SOUTH SECOND STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Chambersburg:

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Colleges/Universities in Chambersburg:

  • Wilson College (Full-time enrollment: 554; Location: 1015 Philadelphia Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wilson.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Franklin County Career and Technology Center (FT enrollment: 76; Location: 1015 Philadelphia Avenue; Public; Website: www.franklincountylpn.org)
  • Chambersburg Beauty School (FT enrollment: 64; Location: 171 Cedar Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.ChambersburgBeautySchool.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chambersburg:

  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 12 miles; Shippensburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 7,051)
  • Hagerstown Community College (about 22 miles; Hagerstown, MD; FT enrollment: 3,220)
  • Gettysburg College (about 24 miles; Gettysburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,772)
  • Mount St Mary's University (about 24 miles; Emmitsburg, MD; FT enrollment: 2,313)
  • Dickinson College (about 31 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,505)
  • Shepherd University (about 36 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,745)
  • Frederick Community College (about 36 miles; Frederick, MD; FT enrollment: 3,798)

Biggest public high schools in Chambersburg:

Private high schools in Chambersburg:

  • SHALOM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 520; Location: 126 SOCIAL ISLAND RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CUMBERLAND VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 389; Location: 600 MILLER ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Chambersburg:

Private elementary/middle schools in Chambersburg:

  • CORPUS CHRISTI SCHOOL (Students: 260; Location: 305 N 2ND ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MONTESSORI ACADEMY OF CHAMBERSBURG (Students: 144; Location: 875 RAGGED EDGE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CULBERTSON MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 43; Location: 5992 ROWE RUN RD; Grades: 1 - 10)
  • EMMANUEL MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 33; Location: 2643 APPLE WAY; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 9; Location: 871 STANLEY AVE; Grades: KG - KG)
See full list of schools located in Chambersburg, School District: CHAMBERSBURG AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Chambersburg:

  • FRANKLIN COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $2,079,216; Location: 101 RAGGED EDGE ROAD SOUTH; 199,151 books; 5,400 audio materials; 6,672 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 378 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Chambersburg: Art Studio (A), Charlotte I Davison Hall (B), Frank E Gannett Memorial Field House (C), Harmony Cottage (D), Hawthorne Indoor Arena (E), Helen M Beach 24 Veterinary Medical Center (F), Henry Riddle Hall (G), Jensen Dining Hall (H), John Stewart Memorial Library (I), Lenfest Commons (J), Lortz Hall (K), Magil House (L), Margaret Criswell Disert Hall (M), Mary Belle McElwain Hall (N), Norland Hall (O), Olive Delp Overly Cook Indoor Arena (P), Paul Swain Havens Science Center (Q), Rosenkrans Hall (R), The Hankey Center (S), Borough of Chambersburg Fire Department Friendship Engine and Hose Company 1 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: South Gate Shopping Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Chambersburg: TB WOODS CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Wolf Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Falling Spring Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Chambersburg: Kitts Outdoor Arena (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Bally's Aladdin's Castle Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; Chambersburg Mall), Cluggy's Amusement Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 393 Beddington Boulevard).

Hotels: Fairfield Inn Chambersburg (1122 Wayne Road), Carson Motel (414 West Loudon Street), Angelic Inn At Raged Edge (1090 Ragged Edge Road), Hampton Inn Chambersburg (955 Lesher Rd), Econo Lodge Chambersburg (1110 Sheller Avenue), Angelic Inn at Ragged Edge (1090 Ragged Edge Road), Best Western Chambersburg (211 Walker Road), Budget Inn (2347 Molly Pitcher Hwy), Comfort Inn Chambersburg (3301 Black Gap Road).

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.2. This is about average.

City:

88.2
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.148. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.148
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.31. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.31
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chambersburg and their reported violations in the past:

CHAMBERSBURG BORO WATER SYS (Population served: 17,500, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-16-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-16-2009)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-16-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-16-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-27-2013)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2013)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-06-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2013)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 26 other older monitoring violations
SOLOMONS EVANGELICAL LUTH CH (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
KAUFFMAN COMMUNITY CENTER (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-20-2008), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAY-20-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAY-20-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-23-2006)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-13-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (DEC-05-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-05-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
NEW GUILFORD BRETH IN CHRIST (Population served: 165, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
IL CASTELLO (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
SALEM UNITED BRETH IN CHRIST (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
TWIN BRIDGE MEADOW CAMPGROUND (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
TRICKLING SPRING CREAMERY (Population served: 100, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In SEP-2011. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2011. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUL-2011. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUN-2011. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2011. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-06-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2011)
  • 19 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
  • 11 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chambersburg that have no violations reported:

  • RHODES GROVE CAMP (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SPIRIT OF CHRIST COM CH (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HARDEES OF DAUPHIN (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.1%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.2% for Black residents, 43.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.5% for American Indian residents, 53.3% for other race residents, 10.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.3 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  57.6%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  8.6%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Chambersburg in 2010:

  • 405 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 203 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 202 people in college/university student housing
  • 30 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 21 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Chambersburg in 2000:

  • 847 people in nursing homes
  • 243 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Chambersburg compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Chambersburg (2011 data):

  • Farmers and Merchants Trust Company of Chambersburg: 8 branches. Info updated 2009/01/14: Bank assets: $986.3 mil, Deposits: $789.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Franklin Financial Services Corporation
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Chambersburg Main Branch, Stouffer Avenue Branch, Scotland Branch, Norland Avenue Branch, Lincoln Way East Branch, Wayne Avenue Drive-Up Branch. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Orrstown Bank: Norland Avenue Branch, Orchard Drive Branch, Lincoln Way East Branch. Info updated 2007/06/29: Bank assets: $1,449.8 mil, Deposits: $1,220.6 mil, headquarters in Shippensburg, PA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Orrstown Financial Services, Inc.
  • Susquehanna Bank: Chambersburg Loan Branch, Gateway Branch, Chambersburg Financial Ctr. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Chambersburg Office at 15 South Main Street, branch established on 1866/01/01; Guilford Township Branch at 1720 Lincoln Way East, branch established on 1993/03/20. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • The First National Bank of Mercersburg: Chambersburg Branch at 1680 Orchard Drive, branch established on 2001/11/26; The First National Bank Of Mercersbu at 3141 Black Gap Road, branch established on 2008/01/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $179.1 mil, Deposits: $159.5 mil, headquarters in Mercersburg, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Mercersburg Financial Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Chambersburg Pa Walmart Branch at 1730 Lincoln Way E, branch established on 2009/04/04. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania:

  • Chambersburg Travelodge, 565 Lincoln Way E, Chambersburg, PA 17201 , Phone: (717) 264-4187, Fax: (717) 264-2446
  • Days Inn Of Chambersburg, 30 Falling SPG RDd, Chambersburg, PA 17201 , Phone: (717) 263-1288
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 1095 Wayne Ave, Chambersburg, PA 17201 , Phone: (717) 263-3400, Fax: (717) 263-8386
  • Comfort Inn Chambersburg, 3301 Black Gap Rd, Chambersburg, PA 17201 , Phone: (717) 263-6655, Fax: (717) 263-6655
  • Super 8 Motel, 3648 Old Scotland Rd, Chambersburg, PA 17201 , Phone: (717) 264-6288
  • Best Western, Chambersburg, 211 Walker Rd, Chambersburg, PA 17201 , Phone: (717) 262-4994, Fax: (717) 709-0900
  • Hampton Inn, 955 Lesher Rd, Chambersburg, PA 17201 , Phone: (717) 261-9185, Fax: (717) 261-1984
  • Sleep Inn & Suites, 1435 Doron Dr, Chambersburg, PA 17201 , Phone: (717) 263-0596, Fax: (717) 263-0454
  • 8 other hotels and motels
All 16 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.5
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Chambersburg travel time to work - commute Chambersburg mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Chambersburg borough (based on Franklin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,930139
Mainline Protestant19,14781
Catholic10,2596
Other1,5646
Black Protestant8835
Orthodox1201
None97,715-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Franklin County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Franklin County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Franklin County:

2.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 89
Here:

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

27.2%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.9%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 19$88,040$55,6043$3,306
Other Government Administration 11$62,351$68,01912$7,221
Police Protection - Officers 30$167,134$66,8542$616
Police - Other 2$8,204$49,22418$5,376
Firefighters 20$124,527$74,7160$0
Fire - Other 4$22,763$68,2890$0
Streets and Highways 6$23,811$47,6220$0
Solid Waste Management 11$43,063$46,9780$0
Sewerage 10$46,534$55,8410$0
Parks and Recreation 5$25,582$61,39716$10,779
Water Supply 17$81,294$57,3840$0
Electric Power 24$121,418$60,7090$0
Gas Supply 9$47,875$63,8331$288
Other and Unallocable 20$83,840$50,3041$919
Totals for Government 188$946,436$60,41153$28,505

Chambersburg government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,363,000 ($163.98)
    Water Utilities: $3,326,000 ($162.18)
    Electric Utilities: $1,522,000 ($74.21)
    Sewerage: $875,000 ($42.67)
    Gas Utilities: $317,000 ($15.46)
    General Public Buildings: $140,000 ($6.83)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $13,013,000 ($634.53)
    Gas Utilities: $10,420,000 ($508.09)
    Central Staff Services: $4,101,000 ($199.97)
    Sewerage: $3,826,000 ($186.56)
    Police Protection: $3,251,000 ($158.52)
    Transit Utilities: $2,374,000 ($115.76)
    Regular Highways: $2,111,000 ($102.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,769,000 ($86.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,369,000 ($66.75)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,269,000 ($61.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,193,000 ($58.17)
    Health - Other: $772,000 ($37.64)
    Parking Facilities: $178,000 ($8.68)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $93,000 ($4.53)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $8,607,000 ($419.69)
    Benefit Payments: $1,183,000 ($57.68)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $327,000 ($15.94)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $996,000 ($48.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,111,000 ($54.17)
    Electric Utilities: $87,000 ($4.24)
    Gas Utilities: $14,000 ($0.68)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,079,000 ($442.71)

Chambersburg government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,577,000 ($174.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,907,000 ($92.99)
    All Other: $998,000 ($48.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $348,000 ($16.97)
    Parking Facilities: $109,000 ($5.31)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $1,476,000 ($71.97)
    From Other Governments: $682,000 ($33.26)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,400,000 ($117.03)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,375,000 ($67.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($0.29)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $1,234,000 ($60.17)
    Interest Earnings: $794,000 ($38.72)
    Fines and Forfeits: $133,000 ($6.49)
    General Revenue, NEC: $37,000 ($1.80)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $21,875,000 ($1066.66)
    Gas Utilities: $7,049,000 ($343.72)
    Water Utilities: $3,104,000 ($151.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,534,000 ($74.80)
    All Other: $736,000 ($35.89)
    Housing and Community Development: $70,000 ($3.41)
    General Local Government Support: $16,000 ($0.78)
  • Tax - Property: $2,700,000 ($131.66)
    Individual Income: $1,392,000 ($67.88)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $887,000 ($43.25)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $718,000 ($35.01)
    Public Utility License: $209,000 ($10.19)

Chambersburg government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,326,000 ($1332.46)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,209,000 ($1277.99)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,367,000 ($66.66)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $250,000 ($12.19)

Chambersburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,288,000 ($160.33)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $12,562,000 ($612.54)
    Total Federal Securities: $2,698,000 ($131.56)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,245,000 ($743.37)

3.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,087 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.85%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($880 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washington County, MD  0.56% ($40,017 average AGI)
from Cumberland County, PA  0.50% ($33,210)
from Adams County, PA  0.21% ($37,348)


3.65% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.65%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($528 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cumberland County, PA  0.50% ($33,585 average AGI)
to Washington County, MD  0.46% ($33,129)
to Adams County, PA  0.16% ($31,260)

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.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTRI (1520 AM; daytime; 17 kW; BRUNSWICK, MD; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHYL (960 AM; 5 kW; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

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)
  • WWMD (101.5 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRH (90.5 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W209BN (89.7 FM; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WARX (106.9 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING INC.)
  • 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)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Chambersburg:

  • WJAL (Channel 68; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WHAG-TV (Channel 25; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: QUORUM OF MARYLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWPB (Channel 31; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • W42CK (Channel 42; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING)
  • W38AN (Channel 38; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Chambersburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 50m164ftTotal length
  • $4,000Total costs
  • 134,170Total average daily traffic
  • 13,947Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1Before 1900
  • 31900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 41930-1939
  • 61960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chambersburg, PA

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 269
  • Hazardous Condition: 157
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 14

Incident types - Chambersburg

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chambersburg, PA
Businesses in Chambersburg, PA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Furniture1
AT&T3Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott1
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets14
American Eagle Outfitters1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's3
Arby's2Nike6
AutoZone1Nissan1
Baskin-Robbins1Pac Sun1
Bath & Body Works1Panera Bread1
Best Western1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King3PetSmart1
Burlington Coat Factory1Pizza Hut2
CVS2Popeyes1
Carson Pirie Scott1Quality1
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Cracker Barrel1Red Lobster1
Curves2Red Robin1
Days Inn1Rite Aid1
Deb1Ruby Tuesday1
Decora Cabinetry5Rue211
Dennys1Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts3Sears3
FedEx6Sleep Inn1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel4
Ford1Staples1
GNC2Starbucks2
GameStop2Subway5
Giant1T.G.I. Driday's1
Goodwill3Taco Bell1
H&R Block4Target1
Hardee's1Toyota1
Hilton1Travelodge1
Hobby Lobby1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Hyundai1UPS10
JCPenney1Vans1
Jones New York2Verizon Wireless1
KFC1Victoria's Secret1
Kincaid2Waffle House1
Kmart1Walgreens1
Kohl's1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's3
La Quinta1YMCA1
La-Z-Boy1
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