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Jermyn, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Jermyn had a population of 2,203 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Jermyn is located at latitude 41.5273 and longitude -75.5454 in Lackawanna County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Jermyn (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lackawanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 958 feet.

The Borough of Jermyn (GNIS ID: 1215321) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jermyn population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jermyn: Gibsonburg.

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


Total Population 2,203
Population in Households 2,197
Population in Familes 1,681
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 2,780
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 963
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 583
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,034 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 637 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 326 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $127,162
Average Home Value $157,182


Median Household Income $38,825
Average Household Income $51,648
Per Capita Income $22,637
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.05%
Households 0.2% 0.06%
Families 0.05% -0.03%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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.

Jermyn, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jermyn to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 597 66th
Population Density1 # 485 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 760 57th
Median Household Income # 1429 19th
Per Capita Income # 1232 30th

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