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The Borough of Gettysburg had a population of 7,725 as of July 1, 2021. Gettysburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Gettysburg is located at latitude 39.8309 and longitude -77.2311 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Gettysburg encompass a land area of 1.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 535 feet.

The Borough of Gettysburg 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 Gettysburg: Gettystown, Gettys-town.

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Gettysburg, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 7,725 (100%)
Population in Households 5,235 (67.8%)
Population in Families 3,191 (41.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2,490 (32.2%)
Population Density 4,655
Diversity Index2 49


Median Household Income $41,636
Average Household Income $61,199
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $20,436
Wealth Index5 49


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,726 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 955 (35.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,501 (55.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 270 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $257,209
Average Home Value $264,319
Housing Affordability Index3 79


Total Households 2,456
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 1,112
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.12% 0.13%
Households 0.2% 0.26%
Families -0.1% 0.07%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
Owner Occupied HU   0.64%

Gettysburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gettysburg to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 143 92nd
Population Density # 165 91st
Median Household Income # 1566 11th
Housing Affordability Index # 93 5th
Per Capita Income # 1675 5th
Diversity Index # 155 91st

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