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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Chambersburg had a population of 20,960 as of July 1, 2017. Chambersburg 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 Chambersburg is located at latitude 39.9314 and longitude -77.6556 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Chambersburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The Borough of Chambersburg (GNIS ID: 1215243) 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 Chambersburg 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 Chambersburg: Chambers-town.

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


Total Population 20,960
Daytime Population: Workers 20,799
Daytime Population: Residents 11,896
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 32,695
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.56
Population in Households 20,129
Population in Familes 14,682
Population in Group Qrtrs 831
Population Density2 3,027
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $41,249
Average Household Income $55,847
Per Capita Income $23,506


Total Housing Units 9,347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,933 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,581 (49.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 833 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $168,086
Average Home Value $189,601


Total Households 8,514
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 4,848
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 0.46% 0.4%
Households 0.29% 0.33%
Families 0.14% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Chambersburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chambersburg 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 # 28 98th
Population Density # 426 76th
Diversity Index # 45 98th
Median Household Income # 1382 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1250 29th

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