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Population in 2012: 263 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.9%
 

Males: 87  (33.1%)
Females: 176  (66.9%)

Median resident age:  47.6 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 17244.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,274 (it was $38,542 in 2000)
Orrstown:

$51,274
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,874

Orrstown borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $124,167 (it was $83,100 in 2000)
Orrstown:

$124,167
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $122,340; Detached houses: $122,589; Mobile homes: $117,612

Median gross rent in 2012: $775.

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  • White alone - 254 (96.9%)
  • Black alone - 6 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.8%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Orrstown: 95.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (27.3%), German (26.6%), United States (18.0%), French (4.7%), English (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 05/03/1847

Elevation: 685 feet

Land area: 0.06 square miles.

Population density: 4,229 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Orrstown:

  • High school or higher: 79.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Orrstown borough:

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 37.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 26.8%
  • Divorced: 10.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Orrstown, Pennsylvania as of November 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Orrstown to the number of sex offenders is 263 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,620 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $675 (0.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (44.9 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (74.1 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (130.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Shippensburg borough, PA (2.1 miles ), Shippensburg University, PA (2.1 miles ), Newburg borough, PA (2.5 miles ), Scotland, PA (2.5 miles ), Chambersburg borough, PA (3.0 miles ), Guilford, PA (3.1 miles ), Fayetteville, PA (3.2 miles ), Newville borough, PA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 40.06 N, Longitude: 77.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 717

Orrstown household income distribution Orrstown home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.6%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +9 (+4.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (29%)
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (21%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (21%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Plant and system operators (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (18%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Orrstown-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 26% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/16/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the Orrstown borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/22/1983, a category F3 tornado 31.3 miles away from the borough center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Orrstown-area historical earthquake activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 93% 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 85.2 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 86.7 miles away from Orrstown center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 50.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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: 3, Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Orrstown:

  • MENNO-HAVEN, INC. (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)
  • PENN HALL AT MENNO-HAVEN (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)
  • LUTHERAN HOME CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; CHAMBERSBURG, PA)

Political contributions by individuals in Orrstown, PA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Orrstown:

  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 5 miles; Shippensburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,920)
  • Dickinson College (about 25 miles; Carlisle, PA; FT enrollment: 2,340)
  • Gettysburg College (about 26 miles; Gettysburg, PA; FT enrollment: 2,517)
  • Messiah College (about 34 miles; Grantham, PA; FT enrollment: 2,732)
  • Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg (about 42 miles; Harrisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Frederick Community College (about 44 miles; Frederick, MD; FT enrollment: 2,359)
  • Shepherd University (about 45 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; FT enrollment: 3,351)

Private elementary/middle school in Orrstown:

  • STONEY CREEK SCHOOL (Students: 9; Location: 10894 WEAVER RD; Grades: 1 - 8)

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Church in Orrstown: Saint Pauls Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.7. This is about average.
City:

36.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.0
U.S.:

9.6

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

GEORGES MINI MART (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.2%

Average household size:
This borough:  2.4 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  61.0%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  3.0%
Whole state:  6.6%

No gay or lesbian households reported
27 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
20 people in nursing homes in 2000

Orrstown compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Orrstown (2011 data):

  • Orrstown Bank: Orrstown Branch at 3580 Orrstown Road, branch established on 1982/11/08. 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Orrstown travel time to work - commute


Orrstown mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (72%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.02%
Here39.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents19.5%16.9%13.6%7.7%5.8%
Congregations19.2%4.1%10.4%7.3%4.1%
NameBrethren in Christ ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of the BrethrenMennonite Church USAOther
Adherents5.7%5.1%4.7%4.2%16.8%
Congregations5.7%5.7%5.7%7.3%30.6%
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: 24
This county:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Franklin County:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.89 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

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

6.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.3%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.2%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Franklin County:

10.9%
Pennsylvania:

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 0$0 1$225
Totals for Government 0$0 1$225


5.37% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($47,803 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($528 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.06%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Washington County, MD  1.21% ($51,267 average AGI)
from Frederick County, MD  0.38% ($53,848)
from Cumberland County, PA  0.37% ($34,982)


3.97% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($478 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cumberland County, PA  0.58% ($35,582 average AGI)
to Washington County, MD  0.44% ($34,733)
to Adams County, PA  0.16% ($38,196)

Strongest AM radio stations in Orrstown:

  • WCBG (1590 AM; 5 kW; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WEEO (1480 AM; 0 kW; SHIPPENSBURG, PA; Owner: CARY H. SIMPSON)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WCHA (800 AM; 1 kW; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHYL (960 AM; 5 kW; CARLISLE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WHP (580 AM; 5 kW; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Orrstown:

  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WIKZ (95.1 FM; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WXMJ (99.5 FM; MOUNT UNION, PA; Owner: MEGAHERTZ LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJUN-FM (92.5 FM; MEXICO, PA; Owner: STARVIEW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WLAK (103.5 FM; HUNTINGDON, PA; Owner: FIRST MEDIA RADIO, LLC)
  • W219BE (91.7 FM; WAYNESBORO, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, NDBA)
  • 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)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQCM (94.3 FM; GREENCASTLE, PA; Owner: DAME BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSRT (92.1 FM; MERCERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WCRH (90.5 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WMAJ-FM (104.9 FM; HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF PA, LLC)
  • WJSM-FM (92.7 FM; MARTINSBURG, PA; Owner: MARTINSBURG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W294AE (106.7 FM; ALTOONA, PA; Owner: THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Orrstown:

  • W38AN (Channel 38; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WJAL (Channel 68; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WA11SH645, 12002 Cumberland Highway (Lat: 40.082667 Lon: -77.638222), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQRE673, Licensee ID: L01689727
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, 11525.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11605.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11525.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11605.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11525.0 MHz... (+20 more)
    Grant Date: 04/26/2013, Expiration Date: 04/26/2023, Certifier: Greg Todd
    Registrant: Shenandoah Personal Communications, LLC, 500 Shentel Way, Edinburg, VA 22824, Phone: (540) 984-3013, Fax: (540) 984-8192, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: WA3DUS, Licensee ID: L01001695
    Grant Date: 04/13/2005, Expiration Date: 07/11/2015, Certifier: Charles A Bender Jr
    Registrant: Charles A Bender Jr, 10379 Sandy Mountain Rd, Orrstown, PA 17244
  • Call Sign: KB3QBR, Licensee ID: L01347519
    Grant Date: 12/03/2007, Expiration Date: 12/03/2017, Certifier: James A Sikes
    Registrant: James A Sikes, 10064 Cardinal Drive, Orrstown, PA 17244
  • Call Sign: KB3VVU, Licensee ID: L01628782
    Grant Date: 04/01/2011, Expiration Date: 04/01/2021, Certifier: Barry E Mohler
    Registrant: Barry E Mohler, 12826 Sandy Mt Rd, Orrstown, PA 17244

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A185E (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 125 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 70071 , Serial Number: 18501940, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 11/18/1971
    Registrant (Individual): Charles A Jr Bender, 10379 Sandy Mount Rd, Orrstown, PA 17244


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Orrstown


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Most common first names in Orrstown, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1474.9 years
Charles973.6 years
John972.5 years
William878.9 years
George877.9 years
Paul778.7 years
Hazel676.2 years
James672.7 years
Ruth682.5 years
Harry676.0 years
Most common last names in Orrstown, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson769.3 years
Weaver762.3 years
Alleman672.7 years
Martin668.7 years
Reed681.2 years
West675.3 years
Culbertson480.5 years
Diehl486.5 years
Bert479.0 years
Myers472.8 years

Orrstown on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
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  • Paul E. Willis (2)

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