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People

Total Population 1,417
Male Share of the Population 52.9%
Female Share of the Population 47.1%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 729
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 48.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.4%
Median Earnings25+ $29,679
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,396
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,485

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,455
% Above Poverty Level 89.1%
% Below Poverty Level 10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 39.8%
Median Gross Rent $644
Median House Value $167,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.5%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 11.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mercersburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles NW of Frederick, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 77 miles NW of Baltimore, Maryland
County Franklin
Standard Zip Codes 17236
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.827
Longitude -77.903

Mercersburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MERCERSBURG 1 E
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
Station CHAMBERSBURG 1 ESE
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 41.5 inches
Station CATOCTIN MOUNTAIN PARK
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mercersburg, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Africa (17236)

Charlestown (17236)

Claylick (17236)

Cove Gap (17236)

Dickey (17236)

Kasiesville (17236)

Markes (17236)

Peters (17236)

Shimpstown (17236)

Sylvan (17236)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chambersburg 20,519 $49,522
Greencastle 4,031 $66,168
McConnellsburg 1,045 $39,946

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Mercersburg High Schools

JAMES BUCHANAN HS
717-328-2146
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 841 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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