Mercersburg, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Mercersburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Mercersburg had a population of 1,566 as of July 1, 2016. Mercersburg ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mercersburg is located at latitude 39.8319 and longitude -77.9029 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Mercersburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 584 feet.

The Borough of Mercersburg (GNIS ID: 1215245) 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 Mercersburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Mercersburg, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,566
Population in Households 1,566
Population in Familes 1,208
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,736
Diversity Index2 24
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 660
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 412
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 763 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 326 (42.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 334 (43.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $176,984
Average Home Value $201,304
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,757
Average Household Income $54,595
Per Capita Income $23,009
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.13%
Households -0.19% -0.03%
Families -0.42% -0.15%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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.

Mercersburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mercersburg to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 749 57th
Population Density1 # 776 56th
Diversity Index2 # 436 75th
Median Household Income # 1216 31st
Per Capita Income # 1183 33rd

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