Mercersburg, PA (Borough Center)




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About Mercersburg, PA (Borough Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Borough Center of Mercersburg is $180,264, which is more expensive than 62.9% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 49.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Mercersburg Borough Center is currently $819, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 64.8% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

Mercersburg Borough Center is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.

Real estate in the Borough Center of Mercersburg, PA is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Borough Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 9.3% in Mercersburg Borough Center. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 49.3% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Mercersburg Borough Center neighborhood has more German ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 39.6% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Borough Center neighborhood in Mercersburg are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 53.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.8% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 81.1% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Mercersburg Borough Center neighborhood, 33.5% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.2%), and 17.1% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Borough Center neighborhood in Mercersburg, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (39.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.9%), and residents who report English roots (4.9%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (3.8%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (3.3%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Mercersburg Borough Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.3% of households.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Mercersburg Borough Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (86.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Mercersburg 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Mercersburg 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Mercersburg 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to PA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
James Buchanan Ms
5191 Fort Loudon Rd
Mercersburg, PA, 17236
06-08
Montgomery El Sch
9138 Fort Loudon Rd
Mercersburg, PA, 17236
KG-05
Mountain View El Sch
2311 Lemar Rd
Mercersburg, PA, 17236
KG-05
St Thomas El Sch
70 School House Rd
Saint Thomas, PA, 17252
KG-05
James Buchanan Hs
4773 Fort Loudon Rd
Mercersburg, PA, 17236
09-12
Mercersburg El Sch
30 S Park Ave
Mercersburg, PA, 17236
KG-05

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