Mcsherrystown, Pennsylvania

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Mcsherrystown, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Mcsherrystown strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 12% Mcsherrystown Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Mcsherrystown, Pennsylvania

Comparing Mcsherrystown to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Senior Citizens 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Well-Paid Single Men 5 5
Racial Diversity 5 6
Age of the Population 5 4
Male Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 4
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
College Educated Adults 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Short Commute Times 7 8
Working at Home 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
People Living Alone 7 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Housing Recently Built 3 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 6 6
Low Violent Crime 3 3

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Mcsherrystown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles NE of Frederick, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles NW of Baltimore, Maryland
County Adams
Standard Zip Codes 17344
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.807
Longitude -77.011

Mcsherrystown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.2 inches
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
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Mcsherrystown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,691 100%
Male 1,249 46.4%
Female 1,442 53.6%
Under 18 601 22.3%
18+ 2,090 77.7%
65+ 490 18.2%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 2.86
White 2,634 97.9%
African-American 14 0.5%
Asian 5 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.2%
Other 8 0.3%
Mixed Race 23 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 44 1.6%

Estimated Mcsherrystown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,804
Growth 113
Growth % 4.2%

Mcsherrystown Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 56.4%
US/American 12.9%
Irish 7.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
English 3.6%
Italian 2.6%
Polish 2.4%
Pennsylvania German 1.7%
Welsh 1.3%
Scottish 1.2%
Canadian 1%
Dutch 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Croatian 0.4%
Slovak 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Austrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mcsherrystown 2,691 $40,089
Abbottstown 905 $52,578
Bonneauville 1,378 $42,955
Hanover 14,535 $45,156
Littlestown 3,947 $42,261
New Oxford 1,696 $43,036
Spring Grove 2,050 $52,228
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1. Albia, Iowa 82.1   35.8% 22.9% 12.5% 21 $41,607 6.9% 2.1% 3,706 9.2% 23.8 0.2% 4.9
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3. New Prague, Minnesota 80   25.7% 16.6% 20.9% 25 $50,341 7.9% 1.8% 4,559 6.5% 33.6 0.1% 2
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