Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Population 2021

21,461
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Chambersburg is a city located in Franklin County Pennsylvania. It is also the county seat of Franklin County. With a 2020 population of 21,461, it is the 24th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 1752nd largest city in the United States . Chambersburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.75% annually and its population has increased by 5.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,268 in 2010. Chambersburg reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 7 miles, Chambersburg has a population density of 3,099 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chambersburg is $63,480 with a poverty rate of 13.06%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $820 per month, and the median house value is $154,700. The median age in Chambersburg is 37.6 years, 36.9 years for males, and 38.7 years for females.

Chambersburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chambersburgwas:

  • White: 78.70%
  • Black or African American: 11.46%
  • Two or more races: 3.77%
  • Other race: 3.38%
  • Asian: 1.38%
  • Native American: 1.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania is 21,461 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,143.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,268.

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021155,9234480.29%
2020155,4754480.29%
2019155,0274480.29%
2018154,5792030.13%
2017154,3766710.43%
2016153,7056570.43%
2015153,0484410.29%
2014152,6076620.43%
2013151,9454630.30%
2012151,4825480.36%
2011150,9341,0090.67%
2010149,9250.00%

Chambersburg Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,39578.70%
Black or African American2,38811.46%
Two or More Races7863.77%
Some Other Race7053.38%
Asian2871.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native2541.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander170.08%
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Chambersburg Population by Race

Chambersburg Population Pyramid $2021

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Chambersburg Median Age

37.6


Total

36.9


Male

38.7


Female

Chambersburg Adults

There are 16,103 adults, (3,975 of whom are seniors) in Chambersburg.

Chambersburg Age Dependency

71.8

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Chambersburg Sex Ratio

Female

11,061

53.10%

Male

9,771

46.90%

Chambersburg Population by Age

Chambersburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chambersburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male17.3%82.7%
Female32.7%67.3%
Non Family35.2%64.8%
All45.4%54.6%
Married66.3%33.7%

45.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chambersburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,6042.3445.4
Non Family3,7711.2235.2
Married3,1463.3166.3
Female1,2723.1832.7
Male4152.7317.3

3.09

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Chambersburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2749.12%
9th to 12th Grade9907.09%
High School Graduate5,32538.14%
Some College2,03814.60%
Associates Degree1,0517.53%
Bachelors Degree2,02114.48%
Graduate Degree1,2639.05%
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Chambersburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chambersburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,3099,2522,786
Hispanic1,840941185
Black1,4231,214161
Other Race36819069
2+ Races21014745
Asian20315483
Native American901610
Islander17

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.75%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.89%.

Chambersburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,749$37,335$30,797
Less Than 9th Grade$26,848$35,524$23,456
High School Graduate$31,872$35,137$24,872
Some College$30,795$32,091$29,695
Bachelors Degree$42,639$43,452$42,338
Graduate Degree$71,058$80,425$57,448

$34,749

Average Earnings

$37,335

Average Male

$30,797

Average Female

Chambersburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chambersburg Language by Age

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Chambersburg Language

79.29% of Chambersburg residents speak only English, while 20.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.78% of the population.

Chambersburg Language

Chambersburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,0471,54311.83%
Hispanic4,02988621.99%
Multiple76217522.97%
Black2,3051667.20%
Other699446.29%
Islander1717100.00%
Asian264124.55%

13.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.74%

Male Poverty Rate

15.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chambersburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chambersburg is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chambersburg is Asian, with 4.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.32%.

Chambersburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.23%
High School11.26%
Bachelors or Greater6.45%
Some College5.66%

Chambersburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed34.65%
Male Unemployed18.11%
Female Employed9.42%
Male Employed4.14%

Chambersburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chambersburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,023$63,480
Families$63,192$78,039
Married Families$75,018-
Non Families$32,028$41,003
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Income by Household Type

Chambersburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.8%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Chambersburg Married by Age and Sex

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Chambersburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Chambersburg Marital Status by Race

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Chambersburg Marital Status

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1,831

Number of Veterans

1,592

Male Veterans

239

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam670
Second Gulf War372
First Gulf War270
World War II205
Korea186

Chambersburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74489
75+460
55 to 64358
35 to 54280
18 to 34244

Chambersburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,51311.55%
Black20711.69%
Hispanic1154.45%
Other Race6613.50%
2+ Races338.78%
Asian124.55%

Chambersburg Veterans by Race

Chambersburg Veterans by Education

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5.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chambersburg Veterans by Education

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61.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Chambersburg Employment by Age

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Chambersburg Employment by Race

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Chambersburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.39%

Born in Chambersburg

87.76%

Native Born

12.24%

Foreign Born

8.05%

Non Citizen

4.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.76% of Chambersburg residents were born in the United States, with 61.39% having been born in Pennsylvania. 8.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chambersburg Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202121,4611590.75%
202021,3021590.75%
201921,1431590.76%
201820,9841120.54%
201720,8722471.20%
201620,625540.26%
201520,571700.34%
201420,5011070.52%
201320,394400.20%
201220,354960.47%
201120,258290.14%
201020,2292,3671.25%
200017,8621,2150.71%
199016,6474730.29%
198016,174-1,141-0.68%
197017,315-355-0.20%
196017,6704580.26%
195017,2122,3601.49%
194014,8521,0640.75%
193013,7886170.46%
192013,1711,3711.11%
191011,8002,9362.90%
19008,8641,0011.21%
18907,8639861.35%
18806,8775690.87%
18706,3081,0531.84%
18605,2551,9204.65%
18503,335960.29%
18403,2390.00%

Chambersburg Population by Year