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Chambersburg is a borough in Franklin County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Benjamin Chambers, settler

The latitude of Chambersburg is 39.937N. The longitude is -77.661W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 617 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,864.


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Median household income
Local
$32,336
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chambersburg demographic reports
Chambersburg is in the Cumberland Valley
Raided three times during the Civil War. When residents refused to pay a $100,000 ransom in 1864, Confederate soldiers burned the town
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 251. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 14 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· John Brown, abolitionist
Local festivals include:
  • Franklin County Fair - Aug. 19-25, 2007
  • Apple Fest - Oct. 20, 2007
  • ChambersFest - July 21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Chambersburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Chambersburg Community Theatre
Nearby parks & recreation: Caledonia State Park, Cowans Gap State Park
Colleges and universities: Wilson College, Franklin County Career and Technology Center
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Chambersburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Franklin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17201 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

33% of Chambersburg residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chambersburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chambersburg was $19,278, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Chambersburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Chambersburg include Chambersburg Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Chambersburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $365.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $797.


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Libraries in Chambersburg include Coyle Free Library, Grove Family Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Chambersburg include Public Opinion

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Politics

Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chambersburg political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Chambersburg workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Chambersburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Chambersburg include Best Western, Chambersburg Travelodge, Comfort Inn Chambersburg, Days Inn of Chambersburg, Econo Lodge Chambersburg, Fairfield Inn, Four Points Hotel by Sheraton, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada Inn, Red Carpet Inn Chambersburg.

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