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Metal is a township in Franklin County, in the Chambersburg metro area.
The latitude of Metal is 39.983N. The longitude is -77.874W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,936 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,721.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Metal 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 17221 ZIP code.
38% of Metal residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Metal ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Metal was $15,958, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Metal residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Metal, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $267. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $778.
Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Metal political report.
The average commute time for Metal workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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