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Mercersburg, Pennsylvania

Mercersburg is a borough located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 1,540.


Mercersburg is located at 39°49'46" North, 77°54'7" West (39.829388, -77.901952)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.5 km² (1.0 mi²). 2.5 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 1,540 people, 686 households, and 439 families residing in the borough. The population density is 613.0/km² (1,581.0/mi²). There are 770 housing units at an average density of 306.5/km² (790.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough is 92.08% White, 6.49% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. 1.36% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 686 households out of which 30.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% are married couples living together, 11.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% are non-families. 32.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.24 and the average family size is 2.80.

In the borough the population is spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough is $32,619, and the median income for a family is $46,042. Males have a median income of $30,602 versus $23,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $18,934. 8.6% of the population and 7.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.5% are under the age of 18 and 10.2% are 65 or older.

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