Mercersburg, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2017: 1,553 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +0.8%
 
Males: 817  (52.7%)
Females: 736  (47.3%)
Median resident age:

45.9 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.6 years

Zip codes: 17236.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,769 (it was $32,619 in 2000)
Mercersburg:

$46,769
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,145 (it was $18,934 in 2000)

Mercersburg borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $169,992 (it was $93,200 in 2000)
Mercersburg:

$169,992
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $219,996; detached houses: $245,045; townhouses or other attached units: $115,968; in 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $131,095; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $396,804; mobile homes: $66,905

Median gross rent in 2016: $646.

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.6%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.9% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Mercersburg, PA (2010)
    • 1,41490.6%White alone
    • 734.7%Black alone
    • 462.9%Hispanic
    • 191.2%Two or more races
    • 60.4%Asian alone
    • 20.1%Other race alone
    • 10.06%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania as of August 20, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mercersburg is 115 to 1.


Crime rates in Mercersburg by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(192.3)
1
(64.2)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(62.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(64.2)
1
(64.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(64.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(387.1)
4
(257.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(126.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(64.2)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(258.1)
5
(321.3)
1
(62.3)
5
(314.7)
6
(376.6)
6
(383.1)
7
(443.9)
6
(385.4)
2
(128.2)
6
(385.4)
2
(128.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
37
(2,387)
34
(2,185)
2
(124.7)
20
(1,259)
26
(1,632)
47
(3,001)
22
(1,395)
29
(1,863)
13
(833.3)
16
(1,028)
15
(965.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(188.8)
1
(62.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(63.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(64.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(62.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 270.5)191.0161.39.487.5115.5146.9117.3120.7220.5132.367.0

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City-data.com crime index in Mercersburg, PA

Crime rate in Mercersburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
Pennsylvania average:

1.90
March 2016 cost of living index in Mercersburg: 94.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.8%), American (16.2%), Irish (4.2%), Polish (2.9%), English (2.7%), Scottish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/1831

Elevation: 540 feet

Land area: 0.97 square miles.

Population density: 1,594 people per square mile   (low).

Mercersburg,PA real estate house value index trend

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania map

69 residents are foreign born (3.0% Latin America, 0.6% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This borough:

4.6%
Pennsylvania:

6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,598 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,450 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (37.9 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (77.4 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (146.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Fort Loudon, PA (2.4 miles ),
McConnellsburg borough, PA (3.0 miles ),
Greencastle borough, PA (3.1 miles ),
Marion, PA (3.3 miles ),
Cearfoss, MD (3.3 miles),
Clear Spring, MD (3.5 miles ),
Maugansville, MD (3.5 miles ),
Needmore, PA (3.6 miles)
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Latitude: 39.83 N, Longitude: 77.90 W

Area code: 717

Distribution of median household income in Mercersburg, PA in 2016
Distribution of house value in Mercersburg, PA in 2016
Mercersburg satellite photo by USGS

Mercersburg tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Pennsylvania:

3.9%
Most common industries in Mercersburg, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Machinery (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.7%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Machinery (8.8%)
  • Construction (8.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.1%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.6%)
  • Health care (14.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Machinery (3.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Mercersburg, PA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.1%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Cashiers (3.7%)

Average climate in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Mercersburg, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 50.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.3
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Mercersburg-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/16/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the Mercersburg borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 51.3 miles away from the borough center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mercersburg-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 174.2 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 104.6 miles away from Mercersburg center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 210.2 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 155.1 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 106.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 339.0 miles away from Mercersburg 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 (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mercersburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Mercersburg:

  • FULTON COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA)
  • COMMUNITY HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)
  • AVALON MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)
  • NMS HEALTHCARE OF HAGERSTOWN, LLC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)
  • POTOMAC CENTER (Hospital, about 15 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-CHAMBERSBURG (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)
  • WESTERN MARYLAND CENTER (Hospital, about 15 miles away; HAGERSTOWN, MD)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mercersburg:

  • Hagerstown Community College (about 19 miles; Hagerstown, MD; Full-time enrollment: 3,220)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 26 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 7,051)
  • Shepherd University (about 28 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,745)
  • Mount St Mary's University (about 31 miles; Emmitsburg, MD; FT enrollment: 2,313)
  • Gettysburg College (about 36 miles; Gettysburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,772)
  • Frederick Community College (about 37 miles; Frederick, MD; FT enrollment: 3,798)
  • American Public University System (about 38 miles; Charles Town, WV; FT enrollment: 43,829)

Public high school in Mercersburg:

Private high school in Mercersburg:

  • MERCERSBURG ACADEMY (Students: 432, Location: 300 E SEMINARY ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mercersburg:

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Notable location: Mercersburg - Montgomery - Peters - Warren Volunteer Fire Company (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Mercersburg: Upper West Conococheague Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: William Findlay (governor) - Politician, James A. Van Dyke - Mayor, Matthew Linn Bruce - Judge, Blanche Nevin - Artist, D. Elmer Hawbaker - Politician, James I. Brownson - Presbyterian cleric.

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

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

SAUNDEROSA PARK (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WHITETAIL GOLF COURSE PRO SHOP (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LONGVIEW CAMPGROUND (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
TUSCARORA SENIOR ACTIVITY CTR (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MERCERSBURG SPORTSMAN ASSN (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This borough:

2.3 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

63.3%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

9.0%
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: 0.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Mercersburg (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Mercersburg: North End Branch at 454 Loudon Road, branch established on 1989/10/30; The First National Bank Of Mercersbu at 12 South Main Street, branch established on 1909/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $179.1 mil, Deposits: $159.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Mercersburg Financial Corporation
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Mercersburg Branch at 10 North Main Street, branch established on 1969/03/03. 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: Mercersburg Branch at 316 North Main Street, branch established on 1992/11/09. 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.

For population 15 years and over in Mercersburg:

Marital status in Mercersburg, PA
  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

For population 25 years and over in Mercersburg:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Mercersburg
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Religion statistics for Mercersburg, PA (based on Franklin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

2.89 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Franklin County:

8.3%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

27.2%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.9%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.1%
State:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Mercersburg:

44.4%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Mercersburg:

29.1
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.7%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.0%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Mercersburg:

34.8%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Mercersburg:

54.2%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.6%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

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Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 4$12,872$38,6161$1,494
Other Government Administration 3$8,847$35,3880$0
Police Protection - Officers 2$6,700$40,2004$4,787
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$974
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 9$28,419$37,8926$7,255

Mercersburg government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $217,000 ($139.73)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $363,000 ($233.74)
    Police Protection: $207,000 ($133.29)
    Central Staff Services: $60,000 ($38.63)
    Local Fire Protection: $37,000 ($23.82)
    General - Other: $37,000 ($23.82)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $27,000 ($17.39)
    General Public Buildings: $16,000 ($10.30)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($7.73)
    Libraries: $10,000 ($6.44)
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000 ($4.51)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($3.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($2.58)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $464,000 ($298.78)
    Corporate Bonds: $340,000 ($218.93)
    Benefit Payments: $310,000 ($199.61)
    Withdrawals: $34,000 ($21.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $8,000 ($5.15)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($1.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $410,000 ($264.01)

Mercersburg government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parking Facilities: $17,000 ($10.95)
    Other: $11,000 ($7.08)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $234,000 ($150.68)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $50,000 ($32.20)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $45,000 ($28.98)
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000 ($14.17)
    Fines and Forfeits: $16,000 ($10.30)
    General Revenue - Other: $10,000 ($6.44)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($2.58)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $87,000 ($56.02)
    Highways: $33,000 ($21.25)
    General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($1.29)
  • Tax - Property: $290,000 ($186.74)
    Individual Income: $143,000 ($92.08)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $38,000 ($24.47)
    Public Utility License: $21,000 ($13.52)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $14,000 ($9.01)

Mercersburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $392,000 ($252.41)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $320,000 ($206.05)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $390,000 ($251.13)

4.25% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,825 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.25%
Pennsylvania average:

4.58%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($493 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cumberland County, PA  0.64% ($36,797 average AGI)
from Washington County, MD  0.61% ($44,228)
from Adams County, PA  0.23% ($41,477)


4.66% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,649 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.66%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%

0.60% of residents moved to foreign countries ($5,112 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.60%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cumberland County, PA  0.69% ($42,517 average AGI)
to Washington County, MD  0.42% ($43,941)
to Adams County, PA  0.20% ($47,748)
Businesses in Mercersburg, PA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mercersburg:

  • WVFC (1530 AM; daytime; 2 kW; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING GROUP, LLC)
  • WCBG (1590 AM; 5 kW; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WTRI (1520 AM; daytime; 17 kW; BRUNSWICK, MD; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHA (800 AM; 1 kW; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mercersburg:

  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WSRT (92.1 FM; MERCERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WCRH (90.5 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • 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)
  • WIKZ (95.1 FM; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLTF (97.5 FM; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W219BE (91.7 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, NDBA)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSKE (104.3 FM; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WARX (106.9 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WWVZ (103.9 FM; BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, MD; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • WJSM-FM (92.7 FM; MARTINSBURG, PA; Owner: MARTINSBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Mercersburg:

  • 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)

Mercersburg fatal accident list:

May 29, 2010 07:20 PM, Johnstons Ln, Lat: 39.83415, Lon: -77.90908, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 3, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 17, 2003 09:15 AM, Sr-16, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 7, 2001 06:30 AM, Sr-16, Vehicles: 4, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Aug 7, 1989 10:06 PM, 3009, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 4, 1978 07:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 135ft / 41.4mTotal length
  • $2,028,000Total costs
  • 27,733Total average daily traffic
  • 1,843Total average daily truck traffic
  • 39,053Total future (year 2009) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mercersburg, PA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 2Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 41940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mercersburg, PA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mercersburg)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Off Little Cove Rd 6kms West Of (Lat: 39.829806 Lon: -77.975556), Type: Pole, Structure height: 18 m, Overall height: 23 m, Call Sign: WPQE657,
    Assigned Frequencies: 868.625 MHz, Grant Date: 06/16/2000, Expiration Date: 06/16/2005, Cancellation Date: 08/20/2005, Certifier: Donald R Appleby Jr, Registrant: Rcc Consultants Inc, 2000 Linglestown Rd Ste 304, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9347, Fax: (717) 671-0200
  • Lat: 39.784250 Lon: -77.923056, Call Sign: WPEG406,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.337 MHz, 456.337 MHz, 451.612 MHz, 456.612 MHz, 451.662 MHz, 456.662 MHz, Grant Date: 04/11/2014, Expiration Date: 02/22/2024, Registrant: Whitetail Resort, 13805 Blairs Valley Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236, Phone: (717) 328-9400, Fax: (717) 328-2815, Email:
  • Tuscarora Mountain Rt 16 6.17 Km Nw (Lat: 39.895083 Lon: -77.965278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 49 m, Overall height: 52 m, Call Sign: KZT817, Licensee ID: L00288741,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.160 MHz, 158.205 MHz, 158.250 MHz, 158.265 MHz, 158.175 MHz, Grant Date: 09/19/2012, Expiration Date: 10/30/2022, Cancellation Date: 08/27/2013, Certifier: Ernest N Maley Jr., Registrant: Felhc, Inc, 76 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44308, Phone: (330) 436-2226, Fax: (330) 761-7203, Email:
  • Resort (Lat: 39.779167 Lon: -77.581944), Call Sign: WPSZ614,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.562 MHz, 462.237 MHz, 462.162 MHz, 462.187 MHz, 461.162 MHz, Grant Date: 08/14/2001, Expiration Date: 08/14/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/15/2003, Certifier: Robert Yurich, Registrant: Prolink Inc., 7970 S. Kyrene, Tempe, AZ 85284, Phone: (480) 961-8800, Fax: (480) 961-8537, Email:
  • Lat: 39.733417 Lon: -77.957194, Call Sign: WPYT631,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.687 MHz, 466.687 MHz, Grant Date: 10/23/2003, Expiration Date: 10/23/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/28/2013, Certifier: Jon Bender, Registrant: Com Pros Inc, 400 Highland Ave, Altoona, PA 16602, Phone: (814) 946-8100, Fax: (814) 942-7064
  • 12285 Garnes Road (Lat: 39.752861 Lon: -77.883083), Call Sign: WQVV973,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.915 MHz, Grant Date: 05/26/2015, Expiration Date: 05/26/2025, Certifier: Glenn Eby, Registrant: Compros Inc., 400 Highland Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602, Phone: (814) 946-8100, Fax: (814) 942-7064, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mercersburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: MOONEY AIRCRAFT CORP. M20K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 305GG , Serial Number: 25-0286, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 12/28/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 11/17/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel A Chayes, 9577 Heisey Rd, Mercersburg, PA 17236
  • Aircraft: BEECH F35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 131 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E225 SERIES (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3219C , Serial Number: D-4161, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 05/21/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 03/22/1995
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel P Martin, 13381 Bain Rd, Mercersburg, PA 17236
  • Aircraft: MELLOTT SAMUEL H RV-8 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 801SM , Serial Number: 80497, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 08/27/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 08/03/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Samuel H Mellott, 12823 Dickeys Rd, Mercersburg, PA 17236
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 818P , Serial Number: E-2352, Year manufactured: 1986, Airworthiness Date: 12/29/1986, Certificate Issue Date: 12/20/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Paul F Desmet, 9210 Buchanan Trl W, Mercersburg, PA 17236
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9567W , Serial Number: 28-23005, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 04/21/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 12/27/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Jerry W Johnson, 9200 Blue Spring Rd, Mercersburg, PA 17236
  • Aircraft: READY MADE RC LLC MINI SKYHUNTER (Category: Land), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 294TG , Serial Number: 0554-1, Certificate Issue Date: 01/28/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Gary L Stoner, 5699 Buchanan Trl W, Mercersburg, PA 17236
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/06/2019
  • Aircraft: YUNEEC INTERNATIONAL CO LTD TYPHOON Q500 4K (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 295TG , Serial Number: YU15211989B04B01, Certificate Issue Date: 01/28/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Gary L Stoner, 5699 Buchanan Trl W, Mercersburg, PA 17236
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/06/2019

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 64
  • Hazardous Condition: 64
  • Service Call: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 10
Fire incident types in Mercersburg, PA

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mercersburg, PA
Most common first names in Mercersburg, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6276.9 years
Mary4880.6 years
Charles4174.2 years
William3578.4 years
Helen3578.3 years
Paul3270.2 years
James3176.8 years
Harry2980.0 years
Margaret2678.5 years
Ruth2682.4 years
Most common last names in Mercersburg, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Keefer3177.1 years
Smith3077.0 years
Hawbaker2473.3 years
Mellott2377.1 years
Myers2275.6 years
Fritz2275.1 years
Hornbaker2273.6 years
Pine2168.6 years
Carbaugh2180.1 years
Gordon2070.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mercersburg, PA
  • 65.6%Utility gas
  • 23.2%Electricity
  • 8.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.2%Wood
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mercersburg, PA
  • 64.4%Electricity
  • 29.1%Utility gas
  • 3.5%Other fuel
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Mercersburg compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 10 pilots and 9 other airmen in this city.
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