Potential homebuyers in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, will settle into a community where tourism and history abound. It was the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address which made Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, synonymous with the American Civil War and President Abraham Lincoln. The legacy of those events attracts visitors to Gettysburg each year and gives the city’s residents a unique place to call home.
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Nestled in the Cumberland Valley, Gettysburg is located on U.S. Route 30, the first transcontinental highway in America. The Pennsylvania Turnpike and U.S. Route 15 make Gettysburg easily accessible to Philadelphia and only a 3.5 hour drive to Pittsburgh. The borough of Gettysburg is approximately 25 miles west of York, Pennsylvania. The county seat of Adams County, Gettysburg is 75 miles from Washington DC and 55 miles from Baltimore. Harrisburg, the state capital, is 37 miles away. Frederick and Hagerstown, Maryland are 32 miles from Gettysburg.
Gettysburg’s establishment was due to its proximity of well traversed roads. In 1761, Samuel Gettys settled at the crossroads of the Shippensburg, Baltimore and Philadelphia and Pittsburgh roads. His tavern was a place of rest for travelers.
Travelers and tourism is the sustaining industry of Gettysburg today. With a population of 7,490, Gettysburg attracts more than 1.8 million visitors annually. The borough features more than 100 retail businesses, more than 40 restaurants, and 16 businesses offering entertainment, museums, tours and attractions. Gettysburg is home to the Gettysburg National Military Park, a division of the National Parks system. The Gettysburg National Military Park includes the Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg Battlefield, artifacts at the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center and the adjacent Eisenhower National Historic Site.
The Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce promotes economic opportunities. The Gettysburg Regional Airport, along with the major highways and the Pennsylvania Turnpike make Gettysburg a crossroads for local business travelers to reach markets beyond Adams County.
According to the 2011 U.S. Census, Gettysburg’s median family income was $56,608. Adams County’s population was 91,292 with a median household income was $42,704.
While commemorating history, present Gettysburg residents have quality healthcare, recreational activities, and excellent educational institutions.
Gettysburg Hospital, a part of Wellspan Health System, offers patients comprehensive health care, family centers, a women’s health center, rehabilitation centers, a heart center and more.
The Gettysburg Area Recreational Park features seven baseball diamonds, a football field, an outdoor amphitheatre, tennis courts, fitness trails, pavilions, and playgrounds, according to the borough’s officials.
Students in the borough are educated by the Gettysburg Area School District. The district features updated facilities and a diverse curriculum. According to school officials, the district has the county’s highest percentage of students who continue to postsecondary education. The district’s drop-out rate is 2.1 percent.
Gettysburg is home to Gettysburg College, Lutheran Theological Seminary and Harrisburg Area Community College.
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|2010 to 2012 Changeup 0.1%|
|Age Distribution (Years Old)|
|0 to 45.2%|
|5 to 1721.3%|
|18 to 6456.4%|
|65 and Older17.1%|
|White (not Hispanic)90.3%|
|Place of Birth|
|High School Graduate, Age 25+85.2%|
|Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+18.8%|
|English is Second Language, Age 5+6.2%|
|English is First Language, Age 5+93.8%|
|Per Capita Income$26,326|
|Median Household Income$57,097|
|People in Poverty7.8%|
|Average Work Commute Time28 minutes|
|Total Housing Units41,020|
|Average Household Size2.52|
|Owner-Occupied Median Value$202,800|
|New Private Housing Issued 2012167|
|Years at Residence|
|1 Year or More86.6%|
|Less Than 1 Year13.4%|
|Business and Employment|
|Private non-farm Establishments1,884|
|Private non-farm Employment27,901|
|Private non-farm Employment Growthup 1.4%|
|Number of Firms8,687|
|Business Ownership by Ethnicity and Gender|
|Value of Shipments$2,498,302,000|
|Accommodation and Food Services$8,222|
|Sales Per Capita$160,108,000|
|Land Area518.67 sq. miles|
|Population Per Square Mile196|
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