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Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Jersey Shore had a population of 4,394 as of July 1, 2016. Jersey Shore ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jersey Shore is located at latitude 41.2007 and longitude -77.2666 in Lycoming County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Jersey Shore (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lycoming County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 604 feet.

The Borough of Jersey Shore (GNIS ID: 1215421) 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 Jersey Shore 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 Jersey Shore: Waynesburg.

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


Total Population 4,394
Population in Households 4,283
Population in Familes 3,363
Population in Group Qrtrs 111
Population Density1 3,795
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 1,719
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 1,104
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,834 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 883 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 836 (45.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 115 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $95,953
Average Home Value $109,315


Median Household Income $40,618
Average Household Income $49,626
Per Capita Income $19,968
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.13%
Households 0.08% 0.1%
Families -0.03% 0.02%
Median Household Income   -0.4%
Per Capita Income   0.92%
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.

Jersey Shore, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jersey Shore 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 # 306 83rd
Population Density1 # 279 84th
Diversity Index2 # 1251 29th
Median Household Income # 1319 25th
Per Capita Income # 1556 12th

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