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Jessup, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Jessup had a population of 4,783 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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


Total Population 4,783
Population in Households 4,781
Population in Familes 3,776
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 710
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 2,048
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,287
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,196 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,431 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 617 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 148 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $142,643
Average Home Value $169,829


Median Household Income $51,934
Average Household Income $65,603
Per Capita Income $28,099
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.26%
Households 0.32% 0.21%
Families 0.19% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
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.

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, 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 # 271 85th
Population Density1 # 1236 30th
Diversity Index2 # 801 55th
Median Household Income # 755 57th
Per Capita Income # 568 68th

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