Chambersburg Pennsylvania Overview and Crime Rate Statistics
Chambersburg is the county seat of Franklin County (It is a borough) located in the South Central region of Pennsylvania - United States. It is supposed to be the 13th largest municipality in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the largest Borough (when measured by fiscal size).
Chambersburg Pennsylvania Overview
People started settling in Chambersburg in early 1730 when water mills were built at the convergence point of Falling Spring Creek and Conococheague Creek. Both of these creeks are now seen running via the town center. Chambersburg is rich in history as it has seen the Indian and French War, the American Civil War, the Whiskey Rebellion and more.
It is known to be a diverse and friendly place especially if you are looking to raise your family here. With its rich nature, it is an excellent choice for multiple outdoor activities. There are many schools here that offer the advanced quality of education and a lot of them also give you top quality sports programs. The town offers parks, shops (has some renowned brands like Walmart, Target, Starbucks, etc.) restaurants and also many farms for recreation. More and more people are moving to this place, and more and more businesses are expanding their branches into this quaint little town.
In Chambersburg, the summers are comparatively warm and humid. The summer season lasts from the end of May to mid-September and temperatures can soar as high as 86°F. The winters are wet and very cold, and the temperatures can fall as low as 24°F. Winters last from December beginning to beginning March. It is partly cloudy all through the year, but the skies are clearer from mid-June to mid-November. It may rain on and off in all seasons through the majority of the rains fall between April beginning to end August. The best time of year for a tourist to visit Chambersburg is from early June to late September so that they can take advantage of the available warm-weather activities.
Chambersburg hosts close to 20,576 people. The population density is 2971 per sq mi. The median age of people in Chambersburg is close to 35.9 which is roughly 12% lower than the average median age in Pennsylvania. A large majority of the population belongs to the White race. About 9% of the population belongs to the Black or African-American race. Around 2% of the population settled in Chambersburg belongs to a few other mixed Asian races. Almost 84% of the population speaks English. About 13% of the population speaks Spanish, and the rest speak a mix of a few other languages.
Chambersburg Pennsylvania Crime Rates
Chambersburg has a reasonably low crime rate. The total number of reported incidents in Chambersburg in 2018 has been around 657 of which violent crimes were 56 and property crimes were 601. The overall crime rate in Chambersburg is roughly 15% higher than the national average. The city is safer than 24% of the other cities in the US. For every 100,000 people, about 8.67 daily crimes occur in Chambersburg. In the recent few years, the number of crimes has reduced by 15% (no of the total year over year crimes).Chambersburg Pennsylvania Employment
The per capita income in Chambersburg is around $ 22,278 which is about 25% lower than the Pennsylvania average. The median household income is around $ 42,432 which is around 23% lower than the Pennsylvania average. The unemployment rate is around 5% which is roughly 7% higher than the national average. The minimum wage per hour is around $07.50 by the minimum wage law of Pennsylvania. The poverty level in Chambersburg is around 23% which is about 52% higher than the national average.