Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Population 2024

22,364

Chambersburg is a city located in Franklin County Pennsylvania. Chambersburg has a 2024 population of 22,364. It is also the county seat of Franklin County. Chambersburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.53% annually and its population has increased by 2.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,886 in 2020.

The average household income in Chambersburg is $70,699 with a poverty rate of 13.74%. The median age in Chambersburg is 39.5 years: 37 years for males, and 42.4 years for females.

Chambersburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chambersburg was:

  • White: 74.25%
  • Black or African American: 9.54%
  • Two or more races: 7.74%
  • Other race: 5.54%
  • Native American: 1.77%
  • Asian: 1.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,229.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.18% (478)
The current population of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania is 22,364 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 21,886.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White16,27374.25%
Black or African American2,0909.54%
Two or more races1,6967.74%
Other race1,2155.54%
Native American3891.77%
Asian2541.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chambersburg Population by Race

Chambersburg Population Pyramid 2024

Chambersburg Median Age

39.5

Total

37

Male

42.4

Female

Chambersburg Adults

There are 17,548 adults, (4,260 of whom are seniors) in Chambersburg.

Chambersburg Age Dependency

64.9

Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Chambersburg Sex Ratio

Female11,36951.87%
Male10,54848.13%

Chambersburg Population by Age

Chambersburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,8152.1642.257.8
Non Family4,6181.1732.767.3
Married3,1623.1765.434.6
Female1,3973.033565
Male6382.3712.587.5

2.89

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

42.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chambersburg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade8195.27%
Associates Degree9826.31%
Bachelors Degree2,70417.39%
Graduate Degree1,3628.76%
High School Graduate6,97644.86%
Less Than 9th Grade7504.82%
Some College1,95812.59%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chambersburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chambersburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White11,56610,7823,545
Hispanic2,0881,444139
Black1,2891,170135
2+ Races63957773
Other Race63357655
Native American26960
Asian226226185

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 81.86%.

Chambersburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$56,977$58,112$55,886
Graduate Degree$59,034$76,071$44,750
High School Graduate$37,388$42,875$33,581
Less Than 9th Grade$32,480$45,313$27,589
Overall$41,932$46,812$37,422
Some College$38,051$48,214$36,136

$41,932

Average Earnings

$46,812

Average Male

$37,422

Average Female

Chambersburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chambersburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chambersburg Language

81.98% of Chambersburg residents speak only English, while 18.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.23% of the population.

Chambersburg Language

Chambersburg Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,9621,47110.54%
Hispanic4,22598123.22%
Other1,20251142.51%
Multiple1,60224815.48%
Black2,0631647.95%
Asian2266930.53%

13.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.66%

Male Poverty Rate

14.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chambersburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chambersburg is Other, with 42.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chambersburg is Black, with 7.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.16%.

Chambersburg Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.12%
High School15.16%
Some College9.21%
Bachelors or Greater7.99%

Chambersburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed29.04%
Female Employed10.57%
Female Unemployed6.12%
Male Employed4.28%

Chambersburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chambersburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$59,447$85,350
Households$53,493$70,699
Married Families$75,769$-999,999,999
Non Families$40,876$47,278

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chambersburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.3%

Male Marriage Rate

33.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Chambersburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chambersburg Marriage

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

Chambersburg Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chambersburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,471

Number of Veterans

1,307

Male Veterans

164

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam554
Second Gulf War332
First Gulf War295
Korea100
World War II22

Chambersburg Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74457
75+340
35 to 54309
55 to 64216
18 to 34149

Chambersburg Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,1808.66%
Black22715.2%
Hispanic602.23%
Other Race354.31%
2+ Races211.92%
Asian83.15%

Chambersburg Veterans by Race

Chambersburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.25%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chambersburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Chambersburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chambersburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chambersburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

61.95%

Born in Chambersburg

89.31%

Native Born

10.69%

Foreign Born

6.63%

Non Citizen

4.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.31% of Chambersburg residents were born in the United States, with 61.95% having been born in Pennsylvania. 6.63% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,9631200.53%
202822,8431200.53%
202722,7231190.53%
202622,6041200.53%
202522,4841200.54%
202422,3641190.53%
202322,245570.26%
202222,188350.16%
202122,1532671.22%
202021,8866082.86%
201921,2782461.17%
201821,0321120.54%
201720,9202631.27%
201620,657740.36%
201520,583690.34%
201420,5141090.53%
201320,405440.22%
201220,361980.48%
201120,263310.15%
201020,23200%
200017,8621,2157.3%
199016,6474732.92%
198016,174-1,141-6.59%
197017,315-355-2.01%
196017,6704582.66%
195017,2122,36015.89%
194014,8521,0647.72%
193013,7886174.68%
192013,1711,37111.62%
191011,8002,93633.12%
19008,8641,00112.73%
18907,86398614.34%
18806,8775699.02%
18706,3081,05320.04%
18605,2551,92057.57%
18503,335962.96%
18403,239-19,724-85.89%
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Chambersburg Population by Year