Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2012: 7,645 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.1%
 
Males: 3,582  (46.9%)
Females: 4,063  (53.1%)
Median resident age:  23.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 17325.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,368 (it was $29,840 in 2000)
Gettysburg:

$39,368
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,547 (it was $14,157 in 2000)

Gettysburg borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $187,718 (it was $112,500 in 2000)
Gettysburg:

$187,718
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $235,750; Detached houses: $235,926; Townhouses or other attached units: $211,736; In 2-unit structures: $255,717; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $819,624; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $250,441; Mobile homes: $100,176

Median gross rent in 2012: $731.

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Gettysburg races chart
  • White alone - 6,066 (79.6%)
  • Hispanic - 834 (10.9%)
  • Black alone - 411 (5.4%)
  • Asian alone - 142 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 143 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 11 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gettysburg: 95.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (19.5%), Irish (13.7%), English (8.7%), Polish (4.4%), French (4.0%), United States (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/10/1806

Elevation: 520 feet

Land area: 1.64 square miles.

Population density: 4,657 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Gettysburg,PA real estate house value index trend

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Gettysburg:

  • High school or higher: 85.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.3%
  • Unemployed: 19.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gettysburg borough:

  • Never married: 60.3%
  • Now married: 27.7%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

405 residents are foreign born (1.4% Asia, 0.9% Europe, 0.8% Latin America).

This borough:  5.3%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania as of January 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Gettysburg to the number of sex offenders is 273 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,835 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,472 (1.3%)

Gettysburg satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (29.6 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (48.8 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (111.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Lake Heritage, PA (1.7 miles ), Bonneauville borough, PA (2.3 miles ), Hunterstown, PA (2.3 miles ), McKnightstown, PA (2.4 miles ), Table Rock, PA (2.4 miles) , Cashtown-McKnightstown, PA (2.5 miles ), Orrtanna, PA (2.6 miles) , Biglerville borough, PA (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 39.83 N, Longitude: 77.23 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,191 (+67.7%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 1,908 (61.6%)

Area code: 717

Gettysburg household income distribution Gettysburg home values distribution

Crime rates in Gettysburg by Year
Type 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000001001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.012.30.00.013.1
Rapes 43323921335
per 100,000 53.239.137.924.936.6111.224.7159.139.265.5
Robberies 7941314910781
per 100,000 93.0117.350.6162.1170.9111.2123.485.7104.713.1
Assaults 293121715719132520
per 100,000 385.5404.125.3211.9183.186.5234.5159.1327.1262.0
Burglaries 37371441332633262324
per 100,000 491.8482.3177.1511.2402.7321.1407.3318.2300.9314.4
Thefts 27124294150134167134155166155
per 100,000 3602.33154.31189.01870.11635.32062.51653.71896.72171.62030.4
Auto thefts 116196114133
per 100,000 146.278.212.6112.273.2135.949.412.239.239.3
Arson 0222114304
per 100,000 0.026.125.324.912.212.449.436.70.052.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.1) 298.7277.298.7203.8191.6225.9200.7251.0211.6213.4

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

Crime rate in Gettysburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 17 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Pennsylvania average:

2.59
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.7%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +320 (+4.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gettysburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the Gettysburg borough center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1980, a category F3 tornado 13.3 miles away from the borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gettysburg-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 72.2 miles away from the city center
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 201.8 miles away from Gettysburg 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 73.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 239.5 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 159.2 miles away from Gettysburg center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 321.7 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 Adams County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

Birthplace of: Eddie Plank - Baseball player, Jeremiah Morrow - Politician, Patricia Battin - Librarian, Samuel Galloway - Politician, Susan McSween - Businesswoman, Brian Patrick Clarke - Actor, George Jacob Benner - Politician, Harry Dayhoff - Football player, Kenneth J. Cole - Politician.

Main business address for: ACNB CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Gettysburg:

  • GETTYSBURG HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 147 GETTYS STREET)
  • GETTYSBURG HOME HEALTH CARE (39 NORTH FIFTH STREET)
  • ADAMS CO HOME (R D 6 BIGLERVILLE RD)
  • GETTYSBURG CENTER (867 YORK ROAD)
  • GETTYSBURG LUTHERAN NURSING REHAB CTR,THE (1075 OLD HARRISBURG ROAD)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-GETTYSBURG (741 CHAMBERSBURG ROAD)
  • TRANSITIONS HEALTHCARE GETTYSBURG (595 BIGLERVILLE ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Gettysburg:

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Colleges/Universities in Gettysburg:

  • Gettysburg College (Full-time enrollment: 2,772; Location: 300 N Washington St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.GETTYSBURG.EDU)
  • Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (FT enrollment: 118; Location: 61 Seminary Ridge; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.ltsg.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Gettysburg:

  • Mount St Mary's University (about 13 miles; Emmitsburg, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,313)
  • McDaniel College (about 21 miles; Westminster, MD; FT enrollment: 2,558)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 22 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 7,051)
  • Carroll Community College (about 25 miles; Westminster, MD; FT enrollment: 2,682)
  • Dickinson College (about 26 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,505)
  • Messiah College (about 27 miles; Mechanicsburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,035)
  • Hagerstown Community College (about 27 miles; Hagerstown, MD; FT enrollment: 3,220)

Public high schools in Gettysburg:

Private high schools in Gettysburg:

  • ADAMS COUNTY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 148; Location: 1865 BIGLERVILLE RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FREEDOM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 116; Location: 3185 YORK RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Gettysburg:

  • ST FRANCIS XAVIER SCHOOL (Students: 264; Location: 43 W HIGH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GETTYSBURG SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 18; Location: 1493 BIGLERVILLE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FOREST LANE MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 4; Location: 850 RED BRIDGE RD; Grades: 1 - 3)
See full list of schools located in Gettysburg

Library in Gettysburg:

  • ADAMS COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $2,006,240; Location: 140 BALTIMORE ST; 149,040 books; 10 e-books; 9,058 audio materials; 8,482 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 464 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Gettysburg: Adams County Library (A), Gettysburg Fire Department (B), Alpha Tau Omega House (C), Apple Annex (D), Appleford Inn (E), Breidenbaugh Hall (F), Brua Hall (G), Career Development Building (H), Carlisle House (I), Civil War House (J), College Union Building (K), Constitution Avenue Apartments (L), Corner Cottage (M), Criterion House (N), Eagles Apartments (O), Eddie Plank Gymnasium (P), Eisenhower House (Q), Glatfelter Hall (R), Glatfelter Lodge (S), Huber Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Gettysburg Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Gettysburg: Seminary Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Saint Josephs Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Gettysburg: West Fields (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: A Lincoln's Place (Museums; 460 Baltimore Street), American Civil War Museum (297 Steinwehr Avenue), Battlefield Military Museum (900 Baltimore Pike), Gettysburg Anniversary Committee (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 45 Steinwehr Avenue), General Admiral Museum & Museum Supplies (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 555 Herrs Ridge Road), Gettysburg Battle Theatre (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 571 Steinwehr Avenue), Evergreen Cemetery Historical Tours (Historical Places & Services; 799 Baltimore Street), Farnsworth House Inn (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 401 Baltimore Street), Greystone's American History Store (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 461 Baltimore Street).

Hotels: Hampton Inn Gettysburg (1280 York Road), Best Western Gettysburg Hotel (One Lincoln Square), Country Inn & Suites by Carlson-Gettysburg (1857 Gettysburg Village D), Gettysburg Super 8 Motel (606 York Street), Econo Lodge Gettysburg (945 Baltimore Pike), Gettysburg Hotel (One Lincoln Square), Centuries On the Square (1 Lincoln Square), Colton Motel (232 Steinwehr Avenue), Best Western Gettysburg Hotel-Est 1797 (#1 Lincoln Square).

Adams 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 7.4 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 7.4 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 7.0 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 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.1

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

BONNEAVILLE MUNI WATER AUTH (Population served: 2347, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2004), St Consent Decree/Judgement (OCT-06-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-23-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and AUG-10-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-10-2000)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 105 regular monitoring violations
CHESAPEAKE EST MHP (Population served: 957, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-14-2006), St Consent Decree/Judgement (JUN-14-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-16-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-16-2006), St Consent Decree/Judgement (JUN-16-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-16-2006), St Consent Decree/Judgement (JUN-16-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-22-2005), St Consent Decree/Judgement (JUN-22-2005)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-2004 and JAN-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-31-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 13 regular monitoring violations
  • 6 other older monitoring violations
GETTYSBURG NATL PK DEVILS DEN (Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
GETTYSBURG CPGRD (Population served: 800, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-14-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CHESAPEAKE ESTATES MHP (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-12-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2004 and JUN-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2004), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2004), St Consent Decree/Judgement (OCT-29-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-19-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-19-2000)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
FIRST BAPTIST CH (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
GILLYS BOWL & GRILL (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2001 and JUN-2002, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-26-2002), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
GETTYSBURG HAMPTON INN (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-1998 and SEP-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (AUG-10-1998), St Compliance achieved (NOV-16-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD RESORT (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GETTYSBURG NATL PARK SOUTH END (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GETTYSBURG CHURCH OF CHRIST (Population served: 135, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ENG CONGR OF JEHOV WITNESS GBG (Population served: 120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.9%
(18.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.4% for Black residents, 57.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.8% for other race residents, 57.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.1 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  46.8%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  7.6%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Gettysburg in 2010:

  • 2,399 people in college/university student housing
  • 33 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 30 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Gettysburg in 2000:

  • 1,914 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 59 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Gettysburg compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Gettysburg (2011 data):

  • ACNB Bank: Gettysburg Branch, Acnb Bank, Adams Commerce Center Branch, Gettysburg Branch. Info updated 2011/02/07: Bank assets: $988.9 mil, Deposits: $785.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Acnb Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Gettysburg East Branch, Downtown Gettysburg Branch, West Street Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Gettysburg High Street Branch at 202 West High Street, branch established on 1981/08/31; Bonneauville Branch at 14 West Hanover Street, branch established on 1995/06/26. 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
  • Susquehanna Bank: Gettysburg Branch at 29 North Washington Street, branch established on 1910/01/01. 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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania:

  • Quality Inn At General Lee's Headquarters, 401 Buford Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325 , Phone: (717) 334-3141, Fax: (717) 334-1813
  • Baymont Inn & Suites Gettysburg, 871 York Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325 , Phone: (717) 337-2400, Fax: (717) 337-0831
  • America's Best Value Inn, 301 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA 17325 , Phone: (717) 334-1188, Fax: (717) 334-1188
  • Gettysburg Hotel, One Lincoln Sq, Gettysburg, PA 17325 , Phone: (717) 337-2000, Fax: (717) 337-2075
  • Ramada Inn - Gettysburg, 2634 Emmitsburg Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325 , Phone: (717) 334-8121, Fax: (717) 334-6066
  • Hampton Inn - Gettysburg, 1280 York Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325 , Phone: (717) 338-9121, Fax: (717) 338-9180
  • Super 8 Of Gettysburg, 869 York Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325 , Phone: (717) 337-1400, Fax: (717) 337-0159
  • Days Inn Gettysburg, 865 York Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325 , Phone: (717) 334-0030, Fax: (717) 337-1002
  • 10 other hotels and motels
All 18 fire-safe hotels and motels in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Gettysburg borough (based on Adams County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.45%
Here: 54.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents39.5%22.7%9.0%5.9%5.2%
Congregations7.7%22.2%12.8%13.7%3.4%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the BrethrenLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.0%2.3%1.8%1.5%9.2%
Congregations2.6%2.6%4.3%1.7%29.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Adams County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Adams County:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Adams County:

2.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 77
Here:

7.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Adams County:

25.6%
Pennsylvania:

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

13.0%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$16,758$22,3440$0
Other Government Administration 5$26,938$64,6510$0
Police Protection - Officers 16$62,731$47,0480$0
Police - Other 4$11,801$35,4030$0
Fire - Other 1$4,258$51,0960$0
Streets and Highways 12$33,901$33,9010$0
Sewerage 5$19,474$46,7380$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,979$47,7481$1,158
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$10,966$43,8640$0
Water Supply 11$40,724$44,4260$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 7$9,135
Totals for Government 67$231,530$41,4688$10,293

Gettysburg government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $9,000 ($1.18)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,142,000 ($149.38)
    Police Protection: $774,000 ($101.24)
    Parks & Recreation: $720,000 ($94.18)
    Regular Highways: $479,000 ($62.66)
    Parking Facilities: $301,000 ($39.37)
    Housing & Community Development: $261,000 ($34.14)
    Central Staff Services: $240,000 ($31.39)
    General Public Buildings: $54,000 ($7.06)
    Financial Administration: $38,000 ($4.97)
    Fire Protection: $33,000 ($4.32)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000 ($1.96)
    Health Services - Other: $10,000 ($1.31)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $2,943,000 ($384.96)
    Benefit Payments: $91,000 ($11.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $146,000 ($19.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $29,000 ($3.79)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($3.01)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,543,000 ($201.83)

Gettysburg government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $422,000 ($55.20)
    All Other: $106,000 ($13.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $39,000 ($5.10)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $366,000 ($47.87)
    From Other Government: $59,000 ($7.72)
    Local Employee Contribution: $24,000 ($3.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $366,000 ($47.87)
    All Other: $52,000 ($6.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $43,000 ($5.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $301,000 ($39.37)
    Interest Earnings: $46,000 ($6.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $101,000 ($13.21)
    Housing & Community Development: $8,000 ($1.05)
    General Support: $5,000 ($0.65)
    All Other: $2,000 ($0.26)
  • Tax - Property: $1,273,000 ($166.51)
    Individual Income: $318,000 ($41.60)
    NEC: $198,000 ($25.90)
    Other Selective Sales: $65,000 ($8.50)

Gettysburg government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,840,000 ($502.29)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,550,000 ($464.36)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $290,000 ($37.93)

Gettysburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $14,000 ($1.83)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $677,000 ($88.55)

6.36% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200544,933 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries($287 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.08%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from York County, PA  1.70% ($34,331 average AGI)
from Carroll County, MD  0.75% ($51,769)
from Frederick County, MD  0.61% ($55,689)


5.76% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200637,107 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.76%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries($249 average AGI)
Adams County:

0.06%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to York County, PA  2.04% ($35,705 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, PA  0.41% ($37,590)
to Franklin County, PA  0.27% ($36,781)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gettysburg:

  • WGET (1320 AM; 1 kW; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMANY)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WHVR (1280 AM; 5 kW; HANOVER, PA)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WFKJ (890 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CASHTOWN, PA; Owner: JESUS IS LORD MINISTRIES INTERNATION)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WHYL (960 AM; 5 kW; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WOYK (1350 AM; 5 kW; YORK, PA; Owner: WOYK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gettysburg:

  • WZBT (91.1 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: GETTYSBURG COLLEGE)
  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WYCR (98.5 FM; YORK-HANOVER, PA; Owner: RADIO HANOVER, INC.)
  • WGTY (107.7 FM; GETTYSBURG, PA; Owner: TIMES AND NEWS PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • W219BE (91.7 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, NDBA)
  • 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)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWVZ (103.9 FM; BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WARX (106.9 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTPA (93.5 FM; MECHANICSBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WZBA (100.7 FM; WESTMINSTER, MD; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gettysburg:

  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 15
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 22
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 31
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 91
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 132
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 97
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 227
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 17
See more detailed statistics of Gettysburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $1,000
Total average daily traffic: 15,964
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,756
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 20,974
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gettysburg)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Gettysburg, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 109 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gettysburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Gettysburg)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 79 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 48
  • Hazardous Condition: 8
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Gettysburg

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gettysburg, PA
Most common first names in Gettysburg, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary63482.4 years
John43476.8 years
Charles35875.8 years
Robert32672.0 years
William32474.5 years
Helen24482.2 years
Margaret23678.9 years
George22677.3 years
Ruth22281.7 years
James18275.2 years
Most common last names in Gettysburg, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller28877.8 years
Smith20478.5 years
Myers12279.9 years
Weaver10679.2 years
Baker10276.6 years
Sanders9478.2 years
Williams7878.7 years
Redding7474.7 years
Plank7480.0 years
Snyder7280.2 years
Businesses in Gettysburg, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Justice1
AT&T1KFC1
Aeropostale1Kincaid1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Bryant1
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
Bath & Body Works1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Blockbuster1Maurices1
Brooks Brothers1McDonald's2
Burger King1Motel 61
CVS1New Balance1
Casual Male XL1Nike2
Catherines1Old Navy1
Chevrolet1Pac Sun1
Comfort Inn1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Suites1Penske1
DHL1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quality2
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
DressBarn1Ruby Tuesday1
Dressbarn1Rue211
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes1
Eddie Bauer1Sleep Inn1
Famous Footwear1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx5Staples1
GNC2Subway3
GameStop1Super 81
Gap1T.G.I. Driday's1
Gymboree1Travelodge1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hilton2UPS8
IZOD1Walmart1
Jones New York3Wendy's1

Gettysburg on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents"
  • #80 (17325) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Nathan G. Stoddard (24)
  • Nadine Tuaillon (10)
  • Charles W. Propst, Jr. (6)
  • Joseph E. Blaney (6)
  • Jane P. Jensen (3)
  • Daniel W. Rice (3)
  • Scott A. Nevins (3)
  • Steven H. Mott (2)
  • Thomas Uhlig (2)
  • John Baddick (2)

Total of 85 patent applications in 2008-2015.

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