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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Mercersburg is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 1,695. Mercersburg is in Franklin County. Living in Mercersburg offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Mercersburg and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Mercersburg are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$175,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$745
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    64.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    128.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    965.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    44%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Mercersburg

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,750
National
$55,322
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Mercersburg Reviews

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Mercersburg is a beautiful small town nestled between the mountains in South Central Pennsylvania. The community has an array of outdoor activities. You can go skiing during the Winter at Whitetail Ski Resort, golfing during the Fall at the beautiful Whitetail Golf Resort, or swimming at Cowan's Gap State Park in the Summer. There are also many events throughout the year that are worth attending. The Two Top Steam and Craft Show draws in crowds of up to 10,000, while the Mercersburg Strawberry Festival and Dog Show has a very tight knit community feel. In September, the town wraps up the Summer season with the annual Mercersburg Townfest. If you are starting or currently raising a family, the Tuscarora school district has wonderful education opportunities for children. The primary and secondary schools have teachers who are well educated, and truly care about their students. This is an area rich in history and outdoor activities. I highly recommend that you visit this charming town.
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Mercersburg is a small in town in South Central PA. It is a quiet place to live where many historical sites still remain today. Although there is a growing minority population, it would be nice to see more diversity in regards to community events.
I enjoy living in this small town. Everyone knows everyone and we stick together. It may be small, but it has a lot of offer. This little town is the place that James Buchanan was born and raised, we have a memorial dedicated to him and our schools are named after him. My husband and I enjoy the outdoors very much and here in this town we are surrounded by mountains and woods and we love it. The sunrises and sunsets go for miles. Its a beautiful place to be able to call HOME.