Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

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Waynesboro is a borough in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, located 78 miles (126 km) northwest of Baltimore, Maryland, 67 miles southwest of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and 2 miles (3 km) north of the Mason-Dixon Line. The population within the borough limits was 9,614 at the 2000 census. When combined with the surrounding Washington and Quincy Townships the population of the greater Waynesboro area is 27,019. The Waynesboro Area School District serves a resident population of 28,376, according to 2000 federal census data [1]. The Waynesboro Area Senior High School has approximately 1,383 students [2]. Waynesboro is in the Cumberland Valley between Hagerstown, Maryland, and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. It is close to Camp David and the Raven Rock Mountain Complex.

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Geography

Waynesboro is located at 39°45'13" North, 77°34'55" West (39.753685, -77.581980)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 8.7 km² (3.4 mi²). 8.7 km² (3.4 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,614 people, 4,228 households, and 2,553 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,864.0 people per square mile (1,104.8/km²). There were 4,633 housing units at an average density of 1,380.1/sq mi (532.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97% White, 2.5% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 4,228 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.87.

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