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McSherrystown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

McSherrystown is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Borough of McSherrystown.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Adams County at latitude 39.8073 and longitude -77.0114. Adams County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 587 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of McSherrystown (see map) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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McSherrystown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,024
Population in Households 3,012
Population in Familes 2,291
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 5,910
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 1,277
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 762
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,360 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 634 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 643 (47.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $130,524
Average Home Value $145,623


Median Household Income $38,590
Average Household Income $47,156
Per Capita Income $19,924
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.11% -0.2%
Households -0.09% -0.19%
Families -0.31% -0.32%
Median Household Income   3.78%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
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, 2014 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 # 448 75th
Population Density1 # 93 95th
Diversity Index2 # 463 74th
Median Household Income # 1433 19th
Per Capita Income # 1449 18th

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