Abbottstown, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Abbottstown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Abbottstown had a population of 965 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Abbottstown: Berwick, Berwick Borough.

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Abbottstown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 965
Population in Households 965
Population in Familes 814
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,767
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $60,852
Average Household Income $70,308
Per Capita Income $25,411


Total Housing Units 388 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 289 (74.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $182,558
Average Home Value $199,566


Total Households 353
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 271
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.56% -0.27%
Households -0.6% -0.28%
Families -0.31% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

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, 2018 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 # 990 44th
Population Density # 762 57th
Diversity Index # 391 78th
Median Household Income # 463 74th
Per Capita Income # 1080 39th

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