Jefferson County PA Information


Jefferson County Subdivisions

Jefferson County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 45,274
Population in Households 44,500
Population in Familes 36,076
Population in Group Qrtrs 774
Population Density1 69
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 18,933
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 12,608
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 23,067 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,820 (59.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,113 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,134 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $91,132
Average Home Value $120,338


Median Household Income $42,201
Average Household Income $54,391
Per Capita Income $22,953
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% -0.11%
Households 0.32% 0.06%
Families 0.19% -0.01%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Jefferson County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 49 28th
Population Density1 # 50 27th
Diversity Index2 # 66 1st
Median Household Income # 58 15th
Per Capita Income # 58 15th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.