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Peters is a township in Franklin County, in the Chambersburg metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Peters. For links to other places called Peters, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Peters is 39.833N. The longitude is -77.833W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 577 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,251.
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40% of Peters residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Peters ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Peters was $18,791, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Peters residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Peters, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $403. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $888.
Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Peters political report.
The average commute time for Peters workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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