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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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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.
18% of Chambersburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Chambersburg include Chambersburg Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Chambersburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $365. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $797.
Libraries in Chambersburg include Coyle Free Library, Grove Family Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Chambersburg include Public Opinion
Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chambersburg political report.
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.
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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