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Abbottstown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Abbottstown had a population of 1,007 as of July 1, 2017. Abbottstown 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 Abbottstown is located at latitude 39.8818 and longitude -76.9928 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Abbottstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 548 feet.

The Borough of Abbottstown (GNIS ID: 1214750) 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 Abbottstown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Abbottstown: Berwick, Berwick Borough.

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Abbottstown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,007
Daytime Population: Workers 638
Daytime Population: Residents 470
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,108
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 1,007
Population in Familes 854
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,844
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $60,102
Average Household Income $68,302
Per Capita Income $24,802


Total Housing Units 392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 291 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $180,000
Average Home Value $197,241


Total Households 368
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 284
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.05% 0.1%
Households -0.11% 0.11%
Families 0.29% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Abbottstown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Abbottstown to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 969 45th
Population Density # 733 58th
Diversity Index # 393 78th
Median Household Income # 447 75th
Per Capita Income # 1067 40th

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