Chambersburg, PA

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Population

20,640

0.311% growth

Poverty Rate

19.1%


Median Age

35.4


Median Household Income

$45,846

8.05% growth

Number of Employees

9,404

6.9% growth

Median Property Value

$158,100

0.893% growth

About

In 2017, Chambersburg, PA had a population of 20.6k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $45,846. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Chambersburg, PA grew from 20,576 to 20,640, a 0.311% increase and its median household income grew from $42,432 to $45,846, a 8.05% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chambersburg, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.3%), White (Hispanic) (13.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.2%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.88%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.88%). N/A% of the people in Chambersburg, PA speak a non-English language, and 93.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chambersburg, PA are Wilson College (193 degrees awarded in 2017) and Chambersburg Beauty School (30 degrees).

The median property value in Chambersburg, PA is $158,100, and the homeownership rate is 44.2%. Most people in Chambersburg, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Chambersburg, PA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Pennsylvania (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Chambersburg, PA employs 9.4k people. The largest industries in Chambersburg, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,834 people), Retail Trade (1,076 people), and Manufacturing (915 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($44,630), and Public Administration ($43,571).

Median household income in Chambersburg, PA is $45,846. Males in Chambersburg, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in Chambersburg, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,846

2017 value

± $3,639

8.05%

1 Year Growth

± 9.21%

Households in Chambersburg, PA have a median annual income of $45,846, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,432 in 2016, which represents a 8.05% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Pennsylvania by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Pennsylvania by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chambersburg, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 109

  2. Census Tract 111

  3. Census Tract 108

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chambersburg, PA was Census Tract 109 with a value of $56,799, followed by Census Tract 111 and Census Tract 108, with respective values of $55,870 and $53,056.

The following map shows all of the places in Chambersburg, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chambersburg, PA (3.8k out of 19.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,969 ± 468

  2. Hispanic

    1,117 ± 350

  3. Black

    572 ± 230

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chambersburg, PA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.4k

2017 Value

± 648

6.9%

1 Year growth

± 9.07%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chambersburg, PA grew at a rate of 6.9%, from 8.8k employees to 9.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chambersburg, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,344 people), Material Moving Occupations (930 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (759 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chambersburg, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Chambersburg, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,344 people), Material Moving Occupations (930 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (759 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Chambersburg, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (3.78 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.72 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Chambersburg, PA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($87,865), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,568), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,969).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.4k

2017 Value

± 648

6.9%

1 Year growth

± 9.07%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chambersburg, PA grew at a rate of 6.9%, from 8.8k employees to 9.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chambersburg, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,834 people), Retail Trade (1,076 people), and Manufacturing (915 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chambersburg, PA, though some of these residents may live in Chambersburg, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Chambersburg, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,834 people), Retail Trade (1,076 people), and Manufacturing (915 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Chambersburg, PA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.78 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.48 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Chambersburg, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($81,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($44,630), and Public Administration ($43,571).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $88.5B

  2. $57.4B

  3. $55.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $88.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($57.4B) and Pharmaceuticals ($55.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$671B

2020 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

42.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $671B. This is expected to increase 42.2% to $954B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $65.4B

  2. $62.6B

  3. $35.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $65.4B, followed by New Jersey with $62.6B and Ohio and $35.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.6% of the population of Chambersburg, PA has health coverage, with 43.3% on employee plans, 15.6% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Chambersburg, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Chambersburg, PA see 1506 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.46% decrease from the previous year (1593 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2263 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1083 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,506 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, PA see an average of 1,506 patients per year. This represents a 5.46% decrease from the previous year (1,593 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Franklin County, PA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.4%

Uninsured

43.3%

Employer Coverage

15.6%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

1.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chambersburg, PA declined by 1.13% from 14.6% to 14.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Chambersburg, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Chambersburg, PA is home to a population of 20.6k people, from which 93.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.01% of Chambersburg, PA residents were born outside of the country (1.86k people).

In 2017, there were 4.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.1k people) in Chambersburg, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.88k White (Hispanic) and 2.12k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.8

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Chambersburg, PA was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Chambersburg, PA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Chambersburg, PA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.01%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.86k people

7.59%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.56k people

As of 2017, 9.01% of Chambersburg, PA residents (1.86k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chambersburg, PA was 7.59%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 81,562 Pennsylvania residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

93.3%

2017 Citizenship

94.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 93.3% of Chambersburg, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Chambersburg, PA was 94.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chambersburg, PA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    14.1k ± 632

  2. White (Hispanic)

    2.88k ± 601

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    2.12k ± 466

In 2017, there were 4.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.1k people) in Chambersburg, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.88k White (Hispanic) and 2.12k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Chambersburg, PA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    511 ± 146

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    266 ± 98

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    215 ± 103

Chambersburg, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Chambersburg, PA awarded 223 degrees. The student population of Chambersburg, PA is skewed towards women, with 239 male students and 1,060 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chambersburg, PA are White (119 and 54.6%), followed by Unknown (79 and 36.2%), Black or African American (11 and 5.05%), and Asian (3 and 1.38%).

The largest universities in Chambersburg, PA by number of degrees awarded are Wilson College (193 and 86.5%) and Chambersburg Beauty School (30 and 13.5%).

The most popular majors in Chambersburg, PA are Elementary Education & Teaching (52 and 23.3%), Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant (25 and 11.2%), and General Business Administration & Management (16 and 7.17%).

The median tuition costs in Chambersburg, PA are $23,745 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chambersburg, PA was Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant with 25 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Chambersburg, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 193 degrees awarded

  2. 30 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$23,745

Median Private

In 2017, the Chambersburg, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wilson College with 193 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

33

Degrees Awarded to Men

190

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 33 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chambersburg, PA, which is 0.174 times less than the 190 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Chambersburg, PA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    119 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    79 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    11 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Chambersburg, PA were to White students. These 119 degrees mean that there were 1.51 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 79 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chambersburg, PA was $158,100 in 2017, which is 0.688 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $156,700 to $158,100, a 0.893% increase. The homeownership rate in Chambersburg, PA is 44.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Chambersburg, PA have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chambersburg, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$158,100

2017 Median

± $5,762

$156,700

2016 Median

± $5,064

In 2017, the median property value in Chambersburg, PA grew to to $158,100 from the previous year's value of $156,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Chambersburg, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chambersburg, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$45,846

Median Household Income

± $3,639

8.43k

Number of Households

± 576

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.43k households in Chambersburg, PA grew to $45,846 from the previous year's value of $42,432.

The following chart displays the households in Chambersburg, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Chambersburg, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chambersburg, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

44.2%

2017 Homeownership

45.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 44.2% of the housing units in Chambersburg, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 45.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Chambersburg, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chambersburg, PA have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.94% of the workforce in Chambersburg, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.39%

  3. Walked

    4.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Chambersburg, PA was Drove Alone (80.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.39%) and those who Walked (4.8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Chambersburg, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chambersburg, PA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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