Camp Hill, Pennsylvania

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
—  Borough  —
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°14′28″N 76°55′34″W / 40.24111°N 76.92611°W / 40.24111; -76.92611Coordinates: 40°14′28″N 76°55′34″W / 40.24111°N 76.92611°W / 40.24111; -76.92611
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyCumberland
Settled1750
Incorporated1885
Government
 • TypeBorough Council
 • MayorMark Simpson
Area
 • Total2.2 sq mi (6 km2)
Elevation423 ft (129 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total7,888
 • Density3,362.7/sq mi (1,298.3/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code17011
Area code(s)717
WebsiteCamp Hill Borough
 
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
—  Borough  —
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°14′28″N 76°55′34″W / 40.24111°N 76.92611°W / 40.24111; -76.92611Coordinates: 40°14′28″N 76°55′34″W / 40.24111°N 76.92611°W / 40.24111; -76.92611
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyCumberland
Settled1750
Incorporated1885
Government
 • TypeBorough Council
 • MayorMark Simpson
Area
 • Total2.2 sq mi (6 km2)
Elevation423 ft (129 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total7,888
 • Density3,362.7/sq mi (1,298.3/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code17011
Area code(s)717
WebsiteCamp Hill Borough

Camp Hill is a borough in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 2 miles (3.5 km) southwest of Harrisburg. It is part of the Harrisburg–Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 7,888 at the 2010 census. There are many large corporations based in nearby East Pennsboro Township and Wormleysburg that use the Camp Hill postal address, including the Rite Aid Corporation, Harsco Corporation, and Gannett Fleming Inc.

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Geography

Camp Hill is located at 40°14′28″N 76°55′34″W / 40.24111°N 76.92611°W / 40.24111; -76.92611 (40.241089, -76.926202)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2),

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,636 people, 3,387 households, and 2,157 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,552.0 people per square mile (1,371.3/km²). There were 3,529 housing units at an average density of 1,641.5 per square mile (633.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.08% White, 0.35% African American, 0.16% Native American, 2.25% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.

There were 3,387 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 32.2% 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 2.21 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $50,774, and the median income for a family was $61,578. Males had a median income of $48,625 versus $32,357 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,256. About 3.6% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.

History

The name Camp Hill is believed to stem from a split in the congregation of a Peace Church, located west of the current borough. One faction of the church began meeting outdoors, on a hill. Prior to the American Civil War, the area was known locally as White Hill, which served as a stop along the Cumberland Valley Railroad between Harrisburg and Carlisle. During the Civil War, the Battle of Sporting Hill became the northernmost engagement of the Gettysburg campaign, which took place at Camp Hill in late June 1863. Camp Hill was incorporated as a borough on November 10, 1885 from East Pennsboro Township.

The Peace Church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[3]

Healthcare

Holy Spirit Hospital, a 326-bed non-profit Catholic community hospital is located in Camp Hill and serves as the primary facility for its related health system.[4] The hospital was founded in 1963 and is sponsored by the Sisters of Christian Charity.[5]

Government and infrastructure

State Correctional Institution - Camp Hill is located in nearby Lower Allen Township,[6][7] and the township formerly had the headquarters of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.[8]

Economy

Rite Aid has its headquarters in nearby East Pennsboro Township.[9][10]

Education

The borough of Camp Hill is served by the Camp Hill School District. The school district provides education beginning with half-day kindergarten through twelfth grade. Camp Hill High School serves students from the borough school district. Three other high schools are located in the surrounding community. Cedar Cliff High School, part of the West Shore School District, is located in nearby Lower Allen Township and uses a Camp Hill postal address. Trinity High School is a parish-driven Catholic high school administered by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg. Within the Camp Hill postal address are also students from the Cumberland Valley School District, with Cumberland Valley High School located in nearby Silver Spring Township.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html.
  4. ^ Holy Spirit Facts Holy Spirit Health System, accessed February 4, 2010.
  5. ^ About Holy Spirit Hospital Holy Spirit Health System, accessed February 4, 2010.
  6. ^ "Lower Allen township, Pennsylvania." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 7, 2009.
  7. ^ "Directions to SCI Camp Hill." Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 7, 2009.
  8. ^ "Welcome to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections." Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Retrieved on December 7, 2009. "2520 Lisburn Road, P.O. Box 598, Camp Hill, PA 17001-0598"
  9. ^ "Contact Us." Rite Aid. Retrieved on June 19, 2010. "Contact our Home Office 30 Hunter Lane Camp Hill, PA 17011."
  10. ^ "Zoning Map." East Pennsboro Township. Retrieved on June 19, 2010.

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