Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Population 2020

21,543

Chambersburg is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 21,543, it is the 24th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 1744th largest city in the United States. Chambersburg is currently growing at a rate of 1.21% annually and its population has increased by 6.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,268 in 2010. Spanning over 7 miles, Chambersburg has a population density of 3,111 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chambersburg is $61,815 with a poverty rate of 18.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $827 per month, and the median house value is $158,700. The median age in Chambersburg is 37.1 years, 36 years for males, and 38.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.5 males.

Chambersburg Demographics

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

  • White: 79.97%
  • Black or African American: 12.09%
  • Two or more races: 3.93%
  • Other race: 2.31%
  • Asian: 1.33%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania is 21,543, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,029.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,268.

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020155,5313480.22%
2019155,1833480.22%
2018154,8353480.22%
2017154,4877340.48%
2016153,7536790.44%
2015153,0744670.31%
2014152,6076690.44%
2013151,9384700.31%
2012151,4685580.37%
2011150,9109950.66%
2010149,9150.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,58079.97%
Black or African American2,50712.09%
Two or More Races8143.93%
Some Other Race4782.31%
Asian2761.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native630.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.08%

Chambersburg Population Pyramid 2020

Chambersburg Median Age

37.1


Total

36


Male

38.5


Female

Chambersburg Adults

There are 15,984 adults, (3,759 of whom are seniors) in Chambersburg.

Chambersburg Age Dependency

69.6

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Chambersburg Sex Ratio

Female

10,883

52.49%

Male

9,851

47.51%

Chambersburg Households and Families

Chambersburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chambersburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.3%34.7%
All42.9%57.1%
Non Family33.8%66.2%
Female24.6%75.4%
Male22.5%77.5%

42.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,6342.3242.9
Non Family3,6751.2233.8
Married3,0773.0965.3
Female1,4383.2124.6
Male4443.322.5

2.96

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

10.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chambersburg Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1218.00%
9th to 12th Grade1,0677.61%
High School Graduate5,39138.47%
Some College2,07314.79%
Associates Degree1,0257.31%
Bachelors Degree2,09014.91%
Graduate Degree1,2478.90%

Chambersburg Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,3679,2982,797
Hispanic1,764910245
Black1,4411,255157
Other Race32920372
Multiple Races23621538
Asian18611468
Native American50508
Islander16

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 36.56%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,290$36,194$30,470
Less Than High School$24,572$31,111$23,196
High School Grad$31,097$32,379$26,268
Some College$30,811$33,720$27,413
Bachelors Degree$42,978$41,836$44,844
Graduate Degree$67,841$78,344$53,750

$33,290

Average Earnings

$36,194

Average Male

$30,470

Average Female

Chambersburg Language

Chambersburg Language by Age

Chambersburg Language

82.21% of Chambersburg residents speak only English, while 17.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.44% of the population.

Chambersburg Poverty

Chambersburg Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,3331,89414.21%
Hispanic3,3911,06631.44%
Black2,38960025.12%
Multiple79717221.58%
Other473173.59%
Islander1616100.00%
Asian266124.51%
Native6323.17%

18.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.36%

Male Poverty Rate

20.55%

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 Native, with 3.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.89%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.32%
High School13.15%
Some College11.12%
Bachelors or Greater7.58%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.77%
Male Unemployed24.82%
Female Employed13.05%
Male Employed5.53%

Chambersburg Income

Chambersburg Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,963$61,815
Families$62,153$75,361
Married Families$74,345-
Non Families$33,293$39,522

Chambersburg Marital Status

Chambersburg Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.5%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Chambersburg Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Chambersburg Marital Status by Race

Chambersburg Veterans

1,608

Number of Veterans

1,447

Male Veterans

161

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam490
Second Gulf War288
World War II228
First Gulf War216
Korea183
Age Group Veterans
75+450
65 to 74407
55 to 64280
35 to 54270
18 to 34201
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,47311.17%
Black824.83%
Hispanic753.25%
Other4111.33%
Asian124.74%

$Chambersburg Veterans by Education

5.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chambersburg Employment Status

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Chambersburg Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

60.64%

Born in Pennsylvania

89.52%

Native Born

10.48%

Foreign Born

7.54%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.52% of Chambersburg residents were born in the United States, with 60.64% having been born in Pennsylvania. 7.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202021,5432571.21%
201921,2862571.22%
201821,0291300.62%
201720,8992571.25%
201620,642610.30%
201520,581700.34%
201420,5111100.54%
201320,401430.21%
201220,358980.48%
201120,260270.13%
201020,2332,3711.25%
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%