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|Website: Borough of Gettysburg|
Gettysburg is a borough 38 miles (68 km) south by southwest of Harrisburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, of which it is the county seat. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 717 is a Pennsylvania Telephone Area code which serves South Central Pennsylvania, predominantly used in the Harrisburg - In the US state of Pennsylvania, boroughs are a form of Local government, a subdivision of a County. Harrisburg is the Capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in the United States of America Adams County is a County located in the US state of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the borough's population was 7,490. A borough is an Administrative division of various countries In principle the term borough designates a self-governing Township although in practice
Although known primarily as an attraction because of its proximity to the Gettysburg Battlefield, site of the Battle of Gettysburg, the town is also known for its institutions of higher learning, namely the Lutheran Theological Seminary, founded in 1826, and Pennsylvania College (now Gettysburg College), which began operating in 1832. The Gettysburg Battlefield was the site of the Battle of Gettysburg, fought July 1 to July 3, 1863, in and around the borough of Gettysburg Background and movement to battle See also [[Gettysburg Campaign]] [[Gettysburg Battlefield]] [[Gettysburg Confederate order of battle]] [[Confederate order of battle]] The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg Pennsylvania, is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is America's oldest Lutheran Seminary Gettysburg College is a private national four-year liberal arts college founded in 1832 in Gettysburg Pennsylvania, adjacent to the famous battlefield Harrisburg Area Community College also has a campus. Formerly known as Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC HACC Central Pennsylvania's Community College is a Community college in the United States serving the
Many roads radiate from Gettysburg, providing hub-like access to Baltimore (52 miles/84 kilometers), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (38 miles/61kilometers), Carlisle (30 miles/48 kilometers), Frederick and Hagerstown, Maryland (25 and 30 miles, or 40 and 48 kilometers, respectively), and Washington, D.C. (90 miles/145 kilometers). Harrisburg is the Capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in the United States of America Carlisle is a Town in Schoharie County, New York, United States. Frederick is the County seat of Frederick County Maryland, United States. Hagerstown (ˈheɪgɚztaʊn is the County seat of Washington County, Maryland, United States. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Chambersburg is 25 miles (40 km) west on the Lincoln Highway (U.S. Route 30), the first transcontinental U. Chambersburg is a borough in Pennsylvania, United States It is miles north of Maryland and the Mason-Dixon line and southwest of Harrisburg The Lincoln Highway was the first automobile road across America. US Route 30 is an east-west main route of the system of United States Numbered Highways, with the highway traveling across the northern tier of the country S. highway. Today the borough is a 2½ hour drive from Philadelphia via the Pennsylvania Turnpike and U.S. Route 15. Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə The Pennsylvania Turnpike is a toll highway system operated by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in the state of Pennsylvania, United States. US Route 15 is a -long United States highway, designated along South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania Gettysburg Regional Airport, a small general aviation airport, is located 2 miles (4 km) west of Gettysburg. Gettysburg Regional Airport, formerly known as the Gettysburg Airport and Travel Center, is a General aviation airport located two miles (4 km west of the General aviation (abbr GA) is one of two categories of Civil aviation.
Gettysburg is located at 39°49'42" North, 77°13'56" West (39. 829290, -77. 234218)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 4. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 3 km² (1. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 6 mi²). The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 4. 2 km² (1. 6 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,490 people, 2,541 households, and 1,229 families residing in the borough. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 4,562. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 3 people per square mile (1,763. 4/km²). There were 2,759 housing units at an average density of 1,680. 6/sq mi (649. 5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 85. 46% White, 5. 79% Black or African American, 0. 37% Native American, 1. 28% Asian, 0. 04% Pacific Islander, 4. 67% from other races, and 2. 38% from two or more races. 8. 02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Hispanic and Latino Americans are Americans of Hispanic or Latino descent, which comprises ancestry or origins in Hispanic America
There were 2,541 households out of which 22. 5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32. 6% were married couples living together, 12. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51. 6% were non-families. 42. 5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16. 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 17 and the average family size was 2. 94.
In the borough the population was spread out with 16. 2% under the age of 18, 36. 2% from 18 to 24, 19. 1% from 25 to 44, 15. 9% from 45 to 64, and 12. 5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 88. 1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85. 1 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $29,840, and the median income for a family was $40,489. Males had a median income of $30,341 versus $21,111 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,157. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 13. 2% of families and 19. 4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 0% of those under age 17 and 5. 2% of those age 77 or over.
Gettysburg has one sister city, as designated by Sister Cities International. Gettysburg College is a private national four-year liberal arts college founded in 1832 in Gettysburg Pennsylvania, adjacent to the famous battlefield Formerly known as Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC HACC Central Pennsylvania's Community College is a Community college in the United States serving the The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg Pennsylvania, is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is America's oldest Lutheran Seminary Sister Cities International is a Non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering Town twinning, especially between cities in the United States