Gettysburg, PA Population

Population: 7,490. Estimated population in July 2020: 8,014 (+7.0% change)
Males: 3,508 (46.8%), Females: 3,982 (53.2%)

Adams County

Zip codes: 17325.

Median resident age: 23.1 years
Median household income: $29,840
Median house value: $109,400

Races in Gettysburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (82.9%)
  • Hispanic (8.0%)
  • Black (5.8%)
  • Other race (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

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

Ancestries: German (27.4%), Irish (13.3%), English (9.8%), United States (5.2%), Italian (5.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.0%).

Elevation: 520 feet

Land area: 1.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Gettysburg

  • High school or higher: 77.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 32.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.9%
  • Unemployed: 19.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gettysburg borough

  • Never married: 43.9%
  • Now married: 37.7%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

8.5% Foreign born (4.9% Latin America, 1.9% Europe, 1.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +320 (+4.5%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Gettysburg:

  • GETTYSBURG HOSPITAL (147 GETTYS ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Gettysburg:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gettysburg:

  • HAGERSTOWN REGIONAL-RICHARD A HENSON FLD (about 35 miles; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Abbreviation: HGR)
  • HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 42 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; Abbreviation: MDT)
  • BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTL (about 61 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; Abbreviation: BWI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gettysburg:

  • GETTYSBURG AIRPORT AND TRAVEL CENTER (about 3 miles; GETTYSBURG, PA; Abbreviation: W05)
  • SOUTHERN ADAMS COUNTY (about 6 miles; GETTYSBURG, PA; Abbreviation: P98)
  • MID ATLANTIC SOARING CENTER (about 10 miles; FAIRFIELD, PA; Abbreviation: W73)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Gettysburg:

  • GETTYSBURG COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,216; Location: 300 N WASHINGTON ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.gettyburg.edu)
  • HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-GETTYSBURG (Full-time enrollment: 346; Location: 705 OLD HARRISBURG RD STE 2; Public)
  • LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY AT GETTYSBURG (Full-time enrollment: 144; 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:

  • SHIPPENSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 25 miles; SHIPPENSBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,330)
  • WESTERN MARYLAND COLLEGE (about 25 miles; WESTMINSTER, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,245)
  • DICKINSON COLLEGE (about 26 miles; CARLISLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,098)
  • MESSIAH COLLEGE (about 28 miles; GRANTHAM, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,761)
  • FREDERICK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 30 miles; FREDERICK, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,407)
  • HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-HARRISBURG (about 41 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,653)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN ST HARRISBURG (about 43 miles; MIDDLETOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,064)

Schools

Public high school in Gettysburg:

  • GETTYSBURG AREA HS (Students: 1,198; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Gettysburg:

  • ADAMS COUNTY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 104; Location: 1865 BIGLERVILLE ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Gettysburg:

  • GETTYSBURG AREA MS (Students: 840; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LINCOLN EL SCH (Students: 530; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • JAMES GETTYS EL SCH (Students: 316; Grades: KG – 03)
  • EISENHOWER EL SCH (Students: 260; Grades: KG – 03)
Private primary/middle schools in Gettysburg:

  • ST FRANCIS XAVIER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 244; Location: 45 WEST HIGH STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • GETTYSBURG SDA CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 15; Location: 246 HANOVER ST; Grades: 1 – 8)

Libraries

Library in Gettysburg:

  • ADAMS COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,593,211; Location: 140 BALTIMORE ST; 135,938 books; 3,715 audio materials; 1,502 video materials; 483 serial subscriptions)

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