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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-
Chambersburg is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 20,640. Chambersburg is in Franklin County. Living in Chambersburg offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Chambersburg and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Chambersburg are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$799
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    205.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    62
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    348.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,285.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    119.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Chambersburg

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,846
National
$55,322
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Chambersburg Reviews

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Chambersburg is clean, quiet and a safe place to live. There is not much nightlife but I think that is why most people live there. People like to work in their gardens and spend time at home with their family. Chambersburg is scenic with its beautiful mountains and wildlife. You can expect to see anything from an occasional turkey to a family of deer. Chambersburg also has the conveniences you may find in a big city such as great restaurants and shopping but without all the congestion. Chambersburg is a great place to raise a family or retire.
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I love everything about Chambersburg. I wouldn't change anything. I like the amount of doctors offices that are located in the area. The public schools are wonderful. All of my children have gone through the same schools since kindergarten on up. I like the variety of restaurants that are in the area and there are plenty of stores to go shopping. One thing if I had to say could use improvement is the mall because a lot of the stores are closing in there oh, so there's not much left.
This is an extremely small and limited town. If you are under 45 years old, do not move here. Limited options, everyone knows everyone, and the outdoor options are minimal at best. I do not recommend this place. People are shocked if you move here and haven't grown up in the area. The local town government is also extremely corrupt. Taxes and fees for everything.