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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Gettysburg had a population of 7,749 as of July 1, 2018. 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 39.8306 and longitude -77.2341 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Gettysburg (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 1214758) 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 Gettysburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gettysburg: Gettystown, Gettys-town.

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


Total Population 7,749
Population in Households 5,241
Population in Familes 3,196
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,508
Population Density2 4,664
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $37,726
Average Household Income $54,334
Per Capita Income $21,317


Total Housing Units 2,676 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 947 (35.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,483 (55.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 246 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $225,568
Average Home Value $252,191


Total Households 2,430
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,110
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 0.2% 0.2%
Households 0.14% 0.27%
Families -0.15% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.78%

Gettysburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gettysburg 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 # 143 92nd
Population Density # 166 91st
Diversity Index # 140 92nd
Median Household Income # 1577 11th
Per Capita Income # 1553 12th

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