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Mercersburg is a borough in Franklin County, in the Chambersburg metro area.
The community was named after Revolutionary War Gen. Hugh Mercer.
The latitude of Mercersburg is 39.827N. The longitude is -77.903W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 568 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,542.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mercersburg 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 17236 ZIP code.
29% of Mercersburg residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mercersburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mercersburg was $18,934, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Mercersburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Mercersburg include Hays Bridge Historic District, Mercersburg Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Mercersburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $326. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $905.
Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mercersburg political report.
The average commute time for Mercersburg workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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