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Demographics Analysis

The people of Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Male:

Under 5 years : 59

5 to 9 years : 89

10 to 14 years : 34

15 to 17 years : 27

18 and 19 years : 13

20 years : 3

21 years : 13

22 to 24 years : 15

25 to 29 years : 91

30 to 34 years : 39

35 to 39 years : 42

40 to 44 years : 43

45 to 49 years : 57

50 to 54 years : 53

55 to 59 years : 35

60 and 61 years : 17

62 to 64 years : 12

65 and 66 years : 15

67 to 69 years : 13

70 to 74 years : 30

75 to 79 years : 16

80 to 84 years : 33

85 years and over : 7

Female:

Under 5 years : 74

5 to 9 years : 50

10 to 14 years : 42

15 to 17 years : 40

18 and 19 years : 23

20 years : 3

21 years : 5

22 to 24 years : 22

25 to 29 years : 102

30 to 34 years : 24

35 to 39 years : 52

40 to 44 years : 75

45 to 49 years : 63

50 to 54 years : 52

55 to 59 years : 29

60 and 61 years : 18

62 to 64 years : 14

65 and 66 years : 4

67 to 69 years : 40

70 to 74 years : 28

75 to 79 years : 20

80 to 84 years : 54

85 years and over : 21


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 782

Multiple ancestry : 575

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 11

Ancestry not reported : 243


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 1,565

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 11

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 23

Not a U.S. citizen : 12


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Total:

Under 5 years : 133

5 to 17 years : 282

18 to 24 years : 97

25 to 34 years : 256

35 to 44 years : 212

45 to 54 years : 225

55 to 59 years : 64

60 and 61 years : 35

62 to 64 years : 26

65 to 74 years : 130

75 years and over : 151

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 101

5 to 17 years : 176

18 to 24 years : 51

25 to 34 years : 141

35 to 44 years : 124

45 to 54 years : 103

55 to 59 years : 40

60 and 61 years : 26

62 to 64 years : 20

65 to 74 years : 88

75 years and over : 115

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 32

5 to 17 years : 103

18 to 24 years : 46

25 to 34 years : 105

35 to 44 years : 74

45 to 54 years : 118

55 to 59 years : 24

60 and 61 years : 6

62 to 64 years : 5

65 to 74 years : 39

75 years and over : 28

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 3

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 5

35 to 44 years : 3

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 5

35 to 44 years : 11

45 to 54 years : 4

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 3

62 to 64 years : 1

65 to 74 years : 3

75 years and over : 8


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 439

Female : 546

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 290

Female : 290

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 8

Female : 3

Foreign born:

Male : 19

Female : 16


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Born in state of residence : 904

Born in other state in the United States : 560

Native: born outside the United States : 11

Foreign born : 24


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 181

Now married, except separated : 383

Divorced : 75

Separated : 13

Widowed : 94

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 140

Now married, except separated : 273

Divorced : 43

Separated : 8

Widowed : 10

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 5

Now married, except separated : 0

Divorced : 0

Separated : 3

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 7

Now married, except separated : 23

Divorced : 1

Separated : 0

Widowed : 4


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Speak only English : 1,416

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 9

Speak English less than "very well" : 16

French (incl. Patois, Cajun):

Speak English "very well" : 11

Speak English less than "very well" : 4

German:

Speak English "very well" : 15

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Other Slavic languages:

Speak English "very well" : 5

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Arabic:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 2


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

  • German: 409   (28.5%)
  • United States Or American: 295   (20.6%)
  • Other Groups: 180   (12.5%)
  • Irish: 157   (10.9%)
  • English: 125   (8.7%)
  • Scotch-irish: 49   (3.4%)
  • Italian: 42   (2.9%)
  • Scottish: 35   (2.4%)
  • Dutch: 19   (1.3%)
  • Swedish: 15   (1.0%)
  • Polish: 14   (1.0%)
  • French (except Basque): 13   (0.9%)
  • European: 12   (0.8%)
  • Russian: 10   (0.7%)
  • Norwegian: 9   (0.6%)
  • Welsh: 9   (0.6%)
  • Canadian: 7   (0.5%)
  • Danish: 6   (0.4%)
  • Swiss: 6   (0.4%)
  • Portuguese: 4   (0.3%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 4   (0.3%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 4   (0.3%)
  • French Canadian: 3   (0.2%)
  • Lithuanian: 2   (0.1%)
  • Czech: 2   (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 2   (0.1%)
  • Armenian: 2   (0.1%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania is 1,611



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania: 756
Female Population in Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania: 855


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania: 32.4
Median Female Resident Age in Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania: 38.4


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Pennsylvania is 40


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania


White


Both sexes

37.7

Male

36.8

Female

38.9

Black or African American


Both sexes

51.3

Male

52.0

Female

45.5

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

34.5

Male

34.5

Female

0.0

Asian


Both sexes

41.5

Male

35.5

Female

47.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

Other


Both sexes

22.5

Male

22.5

Female

24.0

Two or More Races


Both sexes

11.0

Male

8.5

Female

16.5

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

21.5

Male

22.0

Female

17.0

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

38.1

Male

36.7

Female

39.3


(updated 2010)



Races in Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania


  • White: 1,499
  • African American: 112
  • American Indian: 0
  • Asian: 0
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 0
  • Two or More Races: 0



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 3   (0.6%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 6   (1.2%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 18   (3.61%)
  • 9th Grade: 12   (2.41%)
  • 10th Grade: 29   (5.82%)
  • 11th Grade: 16   (3.21%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 9   (1.81%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 221   (44.38%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 19   (3.82%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 42   (8.43%)
  • Associate Degree: 18   (3.61%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 55   (11.04%)
  • Master's Degree: 44   (8.84%)
  • Professional School Degree: 6   (1.2%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 2   (0.34%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 2   (0.34%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 32   (5.43%)
  • 9th Grade: 17   (2.89%)
  • 10th Grade: 36   (6.11%)
  • 11th Grade: 10   (1.7%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 5   (0.85%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 238   (40.41%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 38   (6.45%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 79   (13.41%)
  • Associate Degree: 25   (4.24%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 46   (7.81%)
  • Master's Degree: 51   (8.66%)
  • Professional School Degree: 6   (1.02%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 2   (0.34%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

  • Tuscarora Sd


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 118 E Seminary St, Mercersburg, PA 17236, Phone: (717) 328-3127, Students: 2,722 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

  • James Buchanan Ms


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 5191 Fort Loudon Rd, Mercersburg, PA 17236, Phone: (717) 328-5221, Students: 635 )

  • Mercersburg El Sch


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 30 S Park Ave, Mercersburg, PA 17236, Phone: (717) 328-5278, Students: 294 )

  • Mountain View El Sch


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 2311 Lemar Rd, Mercersburg, PA 17236, Phone: (717) 328-2191, Students: 261 )

  • Montgomery El Sch


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 9138 Fort Loudon Rd, Mercersburg, PA 17236, Phone: (717) 328-2023, Students: 254 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

  • James Buchanan Hs


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 4773 Fort Loudon Rd, Mercersburg, PA 17236, Phone: (717) 328-2146, Students: 878 )



Museums Near Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania


  • Mercersburg Historical Society


    Po Box 115, Mercersburg, PA 17236

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania.

Area Features of Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania


Basin


(1) Blair Valley   (2) The Punchbowl  

Building


(1) Mercersburg - Montgomery - Peters - Warren Volunteer Fire Company  

Church


(1) Little Cove Church   (2) Mount Zion Church   (3) Union Church   (4) Upper West Conococheague Church  

Civil


(1) Borough Of Mercersburg   (2) Township Of Montgomery   (3) Township Of Warren  

Cliff


(1) The Lockings  

Gap


(1) Dunns Gap  

Locale


(1) Blue Spring   (2) Sher Lee Farm  

Park


(1) State Game Lands Number 124  

Populated Place


(1) Charlestown   (2) Claylick   (3) Cove Gap   (4) Dickey   (5) Kasiesville   (6) Lenwood Heights   (7) Mercersburg   (8) Mercersburg Junction   (9) Shimpstown   (10) Sylvan   (11) Vanilla   (12) Welsh Run   (13) Yeakle Mill  

Ridge


(1) Cove Mountain  

School


(1) Blue Spring School   (2) Buchanan School   (3) Center School   (4) Claylick School   (5) James Buchanan Middle School   (6) James Buchanan Senior High School   (7) Lafayette School   (8) Mercersburg Academy   (9) Mercersburg Elementary School   (10) Montgomery Elementary School   (11) Montpelier School   (12) Mount Pleasant School   (13) Rock Hill School   (14) Shimpstown School   (15) Union School  

Stream


(1) Blue Spring Creek   (2) Cave Run   (3) Johnston Run   (4) Licking Creek  

Summit


(1) Claylick Mountain   (2) Cross Mountain   (3) Kasies Knob   (4) Keefer Mountain   (5) Rickard Mountain   (6) Two Top Mountain  

Valley


(1) Little Cove Valley  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

17236 (pop. 7,899)


Cities Nearby Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

Peters Township, PA  (pop. 21,629) 3.7 Miles
Montgomery Township, PA  (pop. 25,386) 4.2 Miles
Ayr Township, PA  (pop. 2,080) 7.6 Miles
St. Thomas Township, PA  (pop. 6,403) 8.3 Miles
Mcconnellsburg Borough, PA  (pop. 1,069) 8.7 Miles
Greencastle Borough, PA  (pop. 3,990) 9.7 Miles
Antrim Township, PA  (pop. 14,058) 9.8 Miles
Todd Township, PA  (pop. 1,644) 10.4 Miles
Thompson Township, PA  (pop. 1,193) 12.2 Miles
Belfast Township, PA  (pop. 1,345) 12.7 Miles



Area Code(s) in Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

717



Elevation in Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania is 558.0 ft. (170.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

Lat: 39.829388 N        Long: -77.901952 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Pennsylvania

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.22 8.09 5.97 10.80 0.00 7.65
  Total Electric Industry 9.22 8.09 5.97 10.80 0.00 7.65
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.58 8.31 6.29 11.20 0.00 8.00
  Total Electric Industry 9.58 8.31 6.29 11.20 0.00 8.00
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.67 8.47 6.21 11.43 0.00 8.04
  Total Electric Industry 9.67 8.47 6.21 11.43 0.00 8.04
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.55 8.29 6.04 11.56 0.00 7.92
  Total Electric Industry 9.55 8.29 6.04 11.56 0.00 7.92
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.55 8.28 5.93 11.43 0.00 7.87
  Total Electric Industry 9.55 8.28 5.93 11.43 0.00 7.87
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.72 8.33 5.92 11.29 0.00 7.93
  Total Electric Industry 9.72 8.33 5.92 11.29 0.00 7.93
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.73 8.34 5.93 11.29 0.00 7.96
  Total Electric Industry 9.73 8.34 5.93 11.29 0.00 7.96
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.90 8.41 5.89 11.71 0.00 7.99
  Total Electric Industry 9.90 8.41 5.89 11.71 0.00 7.99
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.93 8.26 5.63 12.45 0.00 7.86
  Total Electric Industry 9.93 8.26 5.63 12.45 0.00 7.86
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 4.15 3.89 3.86 13.33 0.00 3.90
  Full-Service Providers 9.19 7.90 5.22 9.63 0.00 7.67
  Total Electric Industry 8.86 6.53 4.71 9.63 0.00 6.71
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 11.69 6.95 6.27 10.96 0.00 7.18
  Full-Service Providers 9.35 8.21 5.31 10.60 0.00 7.82
  Total Electric Industry 9.53 7.71 5.63 10.71 0.00 7.65
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.28 3.30 1.88 12.96 0.00 3.95
  Energy-Only Providers 4.70 4.68 3.78 5.30 0.00 4.43
  Full-Service Providers 9.39 8.80 5.78 11.35 0.00 7.95
  Total Electric Industry 9.68 8.62 5.76 11.46 0.00 8.01
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 6.23 2.91 1.39 12.01 0.00 3.67
  Energy-Only Providers 5.83 5.50 4.33 4.53 0.00 5.36
  Full-Service Providers 9.57 8.51 5.84 11.33 0.00 7.98
  Total Electric Industry 9.74 8.50 5.83 11.59 0.00 8.06
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.50 2.78 1.18 0.00 2.58 2.95
  Energy-Only Providers 5.97 5.45 4.51 0.00 6.84 5.37
  Full-Service Providers 9.50 8.70 5.81 0.00 7.64 7.99
  Total Electric Industry 9.59 8.62 5.80 0.00 7.78 8.02
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 6.44 2.69 1.17 0.00 3.18 3.38
  Energy-Only Providers 6.18 5.58 4.65 0.00 5.88 5.58
  Full-Service Providers 9.38 8.56 5.88 0.00 7.26 7.91
  Total Electric Industry 9.58 8.51 5.87 0.00 7.32 8.00
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 4.82 2.10 0.88 0.00 1.21 1.99
  Energy-Only Providers 7.02 6.41 5.20 0.00 6.05 6.04
  Full-Service Providers 9.81 8.50 6.31 0.00 7.22 8.29
  Total Electric Industry 9.86 8.50 6.29 0.00 7.22 8.27
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 4.32 1.78 0.55 0.00 1.21 1.54
  Energy-Only Providers 8.27 7.20 5.68 0.00 5.40 6.70
  Full-Service Providers 10.31 8.94 6.67 0.00 7.47 8.70
  Total Electric Industry 10.35 8.94 6.63 0.00 7.45 8.68

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 20   (2.7%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 34   (4.5%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 40   (5.3%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 90   (12.0%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 84   (11.2%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 104   (13.8%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 86   (11.4%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 82   (10.9%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 36   (4.8%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 28   (3.7%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 7   (0.9%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 8   (1.1%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 57   (7.6%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 77   (10.2%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 547

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 65

In 3-person carpool : 16

In 4-person carpool : 0

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 3

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 0

Bicycle : 6

Walked : 57

Other means : 0

Worked at home : 28


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Less than 5 minutes : 95

5 to 9 minutes : 92

10 to 14 minutes : 58

15 to 19 minutes : 38

20 to 24 minutes : 63

25 to 29 minutes : 35

30 to 34 minutes : 172

35 to 39 minutes : 32

40 to 44 minutes : 27

45 to 59 minutes : 25

60 to 89 minutes : 38

90 or more minutes : 19


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

With Social Security income : 206

No Social Security income : 473


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

With retirement income : 138

No retirement income : 541


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Less than $10,000 : 11

$10,000 to $14,999 : 9

$15,000 to $19,999 : 13

$20,000 to $24,999 : 21

$25,000 to $29,999 : 25

$30,000 to $34,999 : 44

$35,000 to $39,999 : 25

$40,000 to $44,999 : 24

$45,000 to $49,999 : 45

$50,000 to $59,999 : 50

$60,000 to $74,999 : 51

$75,000 to $99,999 : 84

$100,000 to $124,999 : 50

$125,000 to $149,999 : 8

$150,000 to $199,999 : 10

$200,000 or more : 3


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $53,162


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

  • WZSK (1040 AM; 4.0 kW; Everett, PA; Owner: New Millennium Communications Group, Inc.)
  • WJEJ (1240 AM; 1.0 kW; Hagerstown, MD; Owner: Hagerstown Broadcasting Company)
  • WEPM (1340 AM; 1.0 kW; Martinsburg, WV; Owner: Prettyman Broadcasting Company)
  • WHAG (1410 AM; 1.0 kW; Hagerstown, MD; Owner: Mlb - Hagerstown - Chambersburg Iv, Llc)
  • WTHU (1450 AM; 0.5 kW; Graceham, MD; Owner: Charles R. Walmer)
  • WARK (1490 AM; 1.0 kW; Hagerstown, MD; Owner: Nassau Broadcasting Iii, Llc)
  • WHGT (1590 AM; 5.0 kW; Chambersburg, PA; Owner: Whgt Christian Radio, Llc)
  • WHGT (1590 AM; 15.0 kW; Greencastle, PA; Owner: Whgt Christian Radio, Llc)
  • WRNR (740 AM; 0.5 kW; Martinsburg, WV; Owner: Shenandoah Communications, Inc.)
  • WCHA (800 AM; 1.0 kW; Chambersburg, PA; Owner: Mlb - Hagerstown - Chambersburg Iv, Llc)
  • WFKJ (890 AM; 0.89 kW; Cashtown, PA; Owner: Jesus Is Lord Ministries International)

FM Radio Stations Near Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

  • WFYN (101.5 FM; Mont Alto, PA; Owner: Hjv Limited Partnership)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; Mc Connellsburg, PA; Owner: Allegheny Mountain Network)
  • WSKE (104.3 FM; Everett, PA; Owner: New Millennium Communications Group, Inc.)
  • WAYZ (104.7 FM; Cascade, MD; Owner: Hjv Limited Partnership)
  • WWEG (106.9 FM; Boonsboro, MD; Owner: Nassau Broadcasting Iii, Llc)
  • WZXQ (88.3 FM; Fayetteville, PA; Owner: Four Rivers Community Broadcasting Corporation)
  • WWCF (88.7 FM; Mc Connellsburg, PA; Owner: Morris Broadcasting & Communications, Inc.)
  • WGMS (89.1 FM; Cascade, MD; Owner: Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Assn.)
  • WSHC (89.7 FM; Shepherdstown, WV; Owner: Shepherd College Board Of Governors)
  • NEW (90.1 FM; Everett, PA; Owner: Duquesne University)
  • NEW (90.1 FM; Everett, PA; Owner: Invisible Allies Ministries)
  • WCRH (90.5 FM; Big Pool, MD; Owner: Cedar Ridge Children's Home & School, Inc)
  • WZXF (91.7 FM; Harrisonville, PA; Owner: Four Rivers Community Broadcasting Corporation)
  • WZXH (91.7 FM; Boonsboro, MD; Owner: Four Rivers Community Broadcasting Corp.)
  • WZXH (91.7 FM; Keedysville, MD; Owner: Four Rivers Community Broadcasting Corp.)
  • WROG (93.3 FM; Upperstrasburg, PA; Owner: Broadcast Communications, Inc.)
  • WIKZ (95.1 FM; Chambersburg, PA; Owner: Mlb - Hagerstown - Chambersburg Iv, Llc)
  • WICL (95.9 FM; Hagerstown, MD; Owner: Prettyman Broadcasting Company)
  • WDLD (96.7 FM; Hagerstown, MD; Owner: Mlb - Hagerstown - Chambersburg Iv, Llc)
  • WLTF (97.5 FM; Cherry Run, WV; Owner: Prettyman Broadcasting Company)

TV Broadcast Stations Near Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

  • WWPX (Channel 12; Cherry Run, WV; Owner: Paxson Washington-60 License, Inc.)
  • WHAG-TV (Channel 25; Big Pool, MD; Owner: Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WHAG-TV (Channel 25; Big Pool, MD; Owner: Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WWPB (Channel 31; Big Pool, MD; Owner: Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission)
  • WWPX (Channel 60; Cherry Run, WV; Owner: Paxson Washington-60 License, Inc.)
  • WJAL (Channel 68; Big Cove Tannery, PA; Owner: Entravision Holdings, Llc)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 116  (28.4%)
  • Service Occupations: 48  (11.7%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 58  (14.2%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 50  (12.2%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 138  (36.0%)
  • Service Occupations: 59  (15.4%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 145  (37.9%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 4  (1.0%)


(updated 2010)





There are 203 Farms In Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania


(updated 2008)



Banks In Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

The First National Bank Of Mercersburg - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $341k
    Industry Specialization: All Other < $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 6

Susquehanna Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $18.3m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 248

Manufacturers And Traders Trust Company - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $90m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 734

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

  • Hagerstown Regional-Richard A. Henson Field


    (about 12.4 miles in Maugansville, Maryland; Airport Code: HGR)

  • Eastern WV Regional/Shepherd Field


    (about 29.9 miles in Inwood, West Virginia; Airport Code: MRB)

  • Martinsburg Municipal


    (about 29.9 miles in Inwood, West Virginia; Airport Code: MRB)

  • Bedford County


    (about 36.8 miles in Fishertown, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: PA2)

  • Altoona-Blair County


    (about 39.1 miles in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: AOO)

  • Frederick Municipal


    (about 40.0 miles in Frederick, Maryland; Airport Code: FDK)

  • Carlisle Airport


    (about 45.8 miles in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania; Airport Code: PA4)

  • Greater Cumberland Regional


    (about 48.0 miles in Wiley Ford, West Virginia; Airport Code: CBE)

  • Cumberland Municipal


    (about 48.3 miles in Wiley Ford, West Virginia; Airport Code: CBE)

  • Winchester Regional


    (about 49.1 miles in Winchester, Virginia; Airport Code: WGO)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

79.25%

Carpooled

8.25%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.26%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.39%

Walked

8.89%

Other Means

0.0%

Worked At Home

2.96%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.





(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 332

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 33

Female householder, no husband present : 108

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 181

Householder not living alone : 25


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 28

Female householder and female partner : 3

Female householder and male partner : 9

All other households : 639


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 278

Renter-occupied housing units : 54

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2

Renter-occupied housing units : 31

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 53

Renter-occupied housing units : 55

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 108

Renter-occupied housing units : 98


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Less than $10,000 : 32

$10,000 to $14,999 : 58

$15,000 to $19,999 : 22

$20,000 to $24,999 : 43

$25,000 to $29,999 : 33

$30,000 to $34,999 : 72

$35,000 to $39,999 : 41

$40,000 to $44,999 : 19

$45,000 to $49,999 : 46

$50,000 to $59,999 : 76

$60,000 to $74,999 : 70

$75,000 to $99,999 : 93

$100,000 to $124,999 : 53

$125,000 to $149,999 : 8

$150,000 to $199,999 : 10

$200,000 or more : 3


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Total : 830


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Occupied : 679

Vacant : 151


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Median number of rooms : 6


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Built 2005 or later : 0

Built 2000 to 2004 : 30

Built 1990 to 1999 : 26

Built 1980 to 1989 : 47

Built 1970 to 1979 : 43

Built 1960 to 1969 : 80

Built 1950 to 1959 : 89

Built 1940 to 1949 : 36

Built 1939 or earlier : 479


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Utility gas : 402

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 34

Electricity : 162

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 73

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 8

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 0

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Less than $10,000 : 0

$10,000 to $14,999 : 0

$15,000 to $19,999 : 0

$20,000 to $24,999 : 5

$25,000 to $29,999 : 0

$30,000 to $34,999 : 17

$35,000 to $39,999 : 3

$40,000 to $49,999 : 4

$50,000 to $59,999 : 5

$60,000 to $69,999 : 5

$70,000 to $79,999 : 12

$80,000 to $89,999 : 22

$90,000 to $99,999 : 25

$100,000 to $124,999 : 66

$125,000 to $149,999 : 90

$150,000 to $174,999 : 55

$175,000 to $199,999 : 42

$200,000 to $249,999 : 39

$250,000 to $299,999 : 23

$300,000 to $399,999 : 21

$400,000 to $499,999 : 4

$500,000 to $749,999 : 3

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 51

Home equity loan only : 42

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 191

Housing units without a mortgage : 157


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania)

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 : $122,500

Built 1990 to 1999 : $118,800

Built 1980 to 1989 : $150,000

Built 1970 to 1979 : $131,700

Built 1960 to 1969 : $211,500

Built 1950 to 1959 : $141,700

Built 1940 to 1949 : $125,000

Built 1939 or earlier : $151,600


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania: 63.3%

Percentage of Family Households in Pennsylvania: 65.0%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
2004        
  Single Family 55 55 $6,754,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

55 55 $6,754,000
2005        
  Single Family 101 101 $15,654,221
  Two Family 1 2 $180,000
  Three and Four Family 2 8 $850,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

104 111 $16,684,221
2006        
  Single Family 62 62 $10,772,959
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

62 62 $10,772,959


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Mercersburg Borough, PA): $32,619
Median Household Income In 2000 (Pennsylvania): $40,106


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Mercersburg Borough): $93,200
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Pennsylvania): $94,800


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Mercersburg Borough): $412
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Pennsylvania): $531


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

Utility Gas: 55.5%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 1.2%
Electricity: 26.7%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 12.7%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 2.6%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.6%
No Fuel Used: 0.7%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

Home Health Care Of Wash Cnty Hosp Assc


     Address: 1799 Howell Road, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 5/4/1984

Community Home Health Care, Inc


     Address: 1035 Wayne Avenue Suite 6, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 9/6/2007

Lutheran Home Care Services


     Address: 2700 Luther Dr, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Religious Affiliations
     Certified Date: 6/6/1978

Panhandle Home Health, Inc.


     Address: 1516 Winchester Avenue, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 4/15/1976

Frederick Memorial Hosp Hha


     Address: 605 East Church Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 1/21/1974

Hospitals Close To Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

Washington County Hospital


     Address: 251 East Antietam St, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Chambersburg Hospital


     Address: 112 North Seventh Street, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Waynesboro Hospital


     Address: 501 East Main St, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

City Hospital


     Address: P O Box 1418 Dry Run Road, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Upmc Bedford


     Address: 10455 Lincoln Highway, Everett, Pennsylvania 15537
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Nursing Homes Close To Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

Western Md Hospital Center


     Address: 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown, Maryland 21742
     Ownership: Government - State
     Number of Residents: 58
     Percent Occupied: 92%

Ravenwood Lutheran Village


     Address: 1183 Luther Drive, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
     Ownership: Non Profit - Church Related
     Number of Residents: 73
     Percent Occupied: 85%

Nms Healthcare Of Hagerstown, Llc


     Address: 14014 Marsh Pike, Hagerstown, Maryland 21742
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 165
     Percent Occupied: 89%

Julia Manor Health Care Center


     Address: 333 Mill Street, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 125
     Percent Occupied: 96%

Beverly Livingcenter-hagerstown


     Address: 750 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
     Ownership: For Profit - Individual
     Number of Residents: 121
     Percent Occupied: 76%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

Name: USNRC
Address: 11555 Rockville Pike; Rockville, MD 20852
Distance: 68 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

    Retired Workers: 1,030
    Disabled Workers: 155
    Widowers Workers: 135
    Spouses Workers: 105
    Children Workers: 80


(updated 2007)



Franklin County, Pennsylvania Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 28.28%
  • Bush & Cheney 71.40%
  • Other 0.32%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania citizens.

Relocation to Franklin County, PA

5.37 % of Franklin County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $47,803

Pennsylvania Average 4.99 %

0.06 % residents relocated from other nations. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $46,639

Pennsylvania Average 0.12 %

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Franklin County, PA (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Washington County , MD 1.21 % ($51,267 AGI )
  • Frederick County , MD 0.38 % ($53,848 AGI )
  • Cumberland County , PA 0.37 % ($34,982 AGI )

Relocation away from Franklin County, PA

3.97 % of Franklin County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $38,947

Pennsylvania Average 5.08 %

0.04 % residents relocated to other nations. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $46,083

Pennsylvania Average 0.06 %

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Franklin County, PA (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Cumberland County , PA 0.58 % ($35,582 AGI )
  • Washington County , MD 0.44 % ($34,733 AGI )
  • Adams County , PA 0.16 % ($38,196 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Pennsylvania

Low Bracket: $0 (3.07%)
High Bracket: Unlimited (3.07%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Pennsylvania

6.00%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania is based on over 50 years of data.

















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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania directly or research local government web sites.

Crime in Mercersburg Borough, Pennsylvania

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murder 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a
    per 100,000 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a
Rape 1 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a
    per 100,000 65 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a
Robbery 2 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 n/a
    per 100,000 130 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0 0 0 63 0 0 n/a
Assault 6 n/a n/a n/a n/a 6 4 0 0 0 0 2 n/a
    per 100,000 389 n/a n/a n/a n/a 387 257 0 0 0 0 127 n/a
Burglary 2 n/a n/a n/a n/a 4 5 1 5 6 6 7 n/a
    per 100,000 130 n/a n/a n/a n/a 258 321 62 315 377 383 444 n/a
Larceny Theft 8 n/a n/a n/a n/a 37 34 2 20 26 47 22 n/a
    per 100,000 519 n/a n/a n/a n/a 2,387 2,185 125 1,259 1,632 3,001 1,395 n/a
Vehicle Theft 1 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 n/a
    per 100,000 65 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0 0 189 63 0 63 n/a
Arson 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 n/a
    per 100,000 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0 0 63 0 0 0 n/a
CityMelt Violent Crime Index
U.S. Average = 40
2 n/a n/a n/a n/a 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 n/a
CityMelt Property Crime Index
U.S. Average = 277
3 n/a n/a n/a n/a 10 10 0 7 8 13 8 n/a
CityMelt Crime Index
U.S. Average = 158
3 n/a n/a n/a n/a 6 5 0 4 4 7 4 n/a


(updated 2013)



Number of Sex Offenders In Pennsylvania

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
7,199 7,736 9,362 9,730 10,194 10,021 11,236 11,846 13,862 16,682


(updated 2014)



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