Chambersburg, PA Population

Population: 17,862. Estimated population in July 2020: 17,961 (+0.6% change)
Males: 8,034 (45.0%), Females: 9,828 (55.0%)

Franklin County

Zip code: 17201

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

Races in Chambersburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.7%)
  • Black (7.6%)
  • Hispanic (6.4%)
  • Other race (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

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

Elevation: 621 feet

Land area: 6.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Chambersburg

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

For population 15 years and over in Chambersburg borough

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

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

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

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Chambersburg:

  • CHAMBERSBURG HOSPITAL (112 N 7 ST PO BOX 187)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Chambersburg:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chambersburg:

  • HAGERSTOWN REGIONAL-RICHARD A HENSON FLD (about 17 miles; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Abbreviation: HGR)
  • ALTOONA-BLAIR COUNTY (about 52 miles; ALTOONA, PA; Abbreviation: AOO)
  • UNIVERSITY PARK (about 63 miles; STATE COLLEGE, PA; Abbreviation: UNV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chambersburg:

  • CHAMBERSBURG MUNI (about 3 miles; CHAMBERSBURG, PA; Abbreviation: N68)
  • SHIPPENSBURG (about 17 miles; SHIPPENSBURG, PA; Abbreviation: N42)
  • MID ATLANTIC SOARING CENTER (about 25 miles; FAIRFIELD, PA; Abbreviation: W73)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Chambersburg:

  • WILSON COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 527; Location: 1015 PHILADELPHIA AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wilson.edu)
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 60; Location: 1015 Philadelphia Avenue; Public)
  • EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 26; Location: 171 CEDAR AVE SOUTHGATE SHOPPING CTR; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empirebeauty.com)
  • CHAMBERSBURG HOSPITAL MEDICAL LABORATORY TECH SCH (Location: 112 N SEVENTH ST; Private, not-for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chambersburg:

  • SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 14 miles; SHIPPENSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,330)
  • GETTYSBURG COLLEGE (about 31 miles; GETTYSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,216)
  • SHEPHERD COLLEGE (about 37 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,576)
  • FREDERICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; FREDERICK, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,407)
  • DICKINSON COLLEGE (about 37 miles; CARLISLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,098)
  • MESSIAH COLLEGE (about 49 miles; GRANTHAM, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,761)
  • WESTERN MARYLAND COLLEGE (about 53 miles; WESTMINSTER, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,245)

Schools

Public high school in Chambersburg:

  • CHAMBERSBURG AREA SHS (Students: 1,760; Grades: 10 – 12)
Private high schools in Chambersburg:

  • SHALOM CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 397; Location: 126 SOCIAL ISLAND ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)
  • CUMBERLAND VALLEY CHRISTIAN SC (Students: 384; Location: 600 MILLER ST; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Chambersburg:

  • CHAMBERSBURG AREA MS (Students: 1,340; Grades: 06 – 07)
  • FAUST JHS (Students: 1,287; Grades: 08 – 09)
  • HAMILTON HEIGHTS EL SCH (Students: 428; Grades: KG – 05)
  • BUCHANAN EL SCH (Students: 283; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SOUTH HAMILTON EL SCH (Students: 273; Grades: KG – 05)
  • FALLING SPRING EL SCH (Students: 272; Grades: KG – 05)
  • GUILFORD HILLS EL SCH (Students: 264; Grades: KG – 05)
  • GRANDVIEW EL SCH (Students: 252; Grades: KG – 05)
  • STEVENS EL SCH (Students: 234; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SHARPE EL SCH (Students: 168; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Chambersburg:

  • CORPUS CHRISTI SCHOOL (Students: 333; Location: 305 NORTH 2ND STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 52; Location: 2011 SCOTLAND AVE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 52; Location: 2643 APPLEWAY DRIVE; Grades: 1 – 9)
  • CULBERTSON CHRISTIAN DAY SCH (Students: 48; Location: 5992 ROWE RUN ROAD; Grades: 1 – 10)
  • MAGIC YEARS CHILD CARE (Students: 6; Location: 871 STANLEY AVENUE; Grades: KG – KG)

Libraries

Libraries in Chambersburg:

  • FRANKLIN COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,307,964; Location: 102 NORTH MAIN STREET; 100,794 books; 2,123 audio materials; 1,588 video materials; 249 serial subscriptions)
  • COYLE FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $265,365; Location: 102 NORTH MAIN ST; 83,898 books; 1,062 audio materials; 1,305 video materials; 227 serial subscriptions)

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