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Jessup, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Jessup had a population of 4,716 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Jessup is located at latitude 41.454 and longitude -75.543 in Lackawanna County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Jessup (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Lackawanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 961 feet.

The Borough of Jessup (GNIS ID: 1215322) 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 Jessup population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Jessup, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,716
Daytime Population: Workers 2,050
Daytime Population: Residents 2,328
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,378
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 4,714
Population in Familes 3,718
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 700
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $53,445
Average Household Income $68,050
Per Capita Income $29,099


Total Housing Units 2,174 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,413 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 603 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $144,688
Average Home Value $172,558


Total Households 2,016
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,267
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.12% 0.17%
Households 0.06% 0.12%
Families -0.05% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

Jessup, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jessup to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 280 84th
Population Density # 1237 30th
Diversity Index # 782 55th
Median Household Income # 762 57th
Per Capita Income # 593 66th

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