Chambersburg, PA 17202 ZIP Code Profile

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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
Chambersburg, PA 17202

Acceptable Alternative
Guilford Township, PA 17202
Guilford Twp, PA 17202

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 591
  • Single Family Addresses: 11,853
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 122
  • County: Franklin County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.942, Longitude -77.674
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

Chambersburg, PA 17202 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 17202 to the other 1,556 ZIP Codes 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 # 93 94th
Population Density1 # 779 50th
Diversity Index2 # 390 75th
Median Household Income # 438 72nd
Per Capita Income # 551 65th

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Chambersburg, PA 17202 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 30,894
Population in Households 30,620
Population in Familes 25,902
Population in Group Qrtrs 274
Population Density1 253
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 11,869
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 8,674
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,470 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,336 (74.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,533 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 601 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $179,958
Average Home Value $201,628


Median Household Income $56,357
Average Household Income $69,423
Per Capita Income $26,694
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.39% 0.42%
Households 0.4% 0.36%
Families 0.25% 0.27%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
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.

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