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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chambersburg who work in office and administrative support (14.02%), food service (8.32%), and sales jobs (7.95%).
The population of Chambersburg overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Chambersburg, 22.31% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Chambersburg in 2010 was $20,839, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,356 for a family of four. However, Chambersburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Chambersburg is a very 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 17.13% 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 French Creole.