McSherrystown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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McSherrystown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of McSherrystown had a population of 2,990 as of July 1, 2017. McSherrystown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for McSherrystown is located at latitude 39.8035 and longitude -77.0199 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of McSherrystown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 587 feet.

The Borough of McSherrystown (GNIS ID: 1214760) 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 McSherrystown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,990
Daytime Population: Workers 569
Daytime Population: Residents 1,585
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,154
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 2,978
Population in Familes 2,256
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 5,843
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $43,783
Average Household Income $54,526
Per Capita Income $22,901


Total Housing Units 1,369 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 621 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 630 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $166,201
Average Home Value $167,351


Total Households 1,251
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 746
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 -0.22% -0.01%
Households -0.34% -0.06%
Families -0.47% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

McSherrystown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McSherrystown 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 # 453 74th
Population Density # 94 95th
Diversity Index # 477 73rd
Median Household Income # 1266 28th
Per Capita Income # 1334 24th

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