Chambersburg, PA
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Chambersburg is a medium-sized borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 20,691 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Chambersburg is the 44th largest community in Pennsylvania. Chambersburg has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Chambersburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chambersburg is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chambersburg who work in office and administrative support (14.45%), food service (7.95%), and sales jobs (7.89%).

The citizens of Chambersburg are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.48% of adults in Chambersburg having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Chambersburg in 2010 was $20,967, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,868 for a family of four. However, Chambersburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Chambersburg is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Chambersburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chambersburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Chambersburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.83% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Chambersburg include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Chambersburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.