McSherrystown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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McSherrystown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of McSherrystown had a population of 2,991 as of July 1, 2015. McSherrystown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for McSherrystown is located at latitude 39.8035 and longitude -77.0199 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of McSherrystown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 587 feet.

The Borough of McSherrystown (GNIS ID: 1214760) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with McSherrystown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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McSherrystown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,991
Population in Households 2,979
Population in Familes 2,260
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 5,845
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 1,262
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 751
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 620 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 642 (47.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $144,245
Average Home Value $168,024


Median Household Income $39,456
Average Household Income $48,775
Per Capita Income $20,602
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.3% -0.18%
Households -0.3% -0.17%
Families -0.52% -0.32%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.4%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


McSherrystown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McSherrystown to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 451 74th
Population Density1 # 95 95th
Diversity Index2 # 471 74th
Median Household Income # 1396 21st
Per Capita Income # 1422 19th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.