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The Borough of Jackson Center had a population of 218 as of July 1, 2016. Jackson Center ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jackson Center is located at latitude 41.2731 and longitude -80.1397 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Jackson Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,299 feet.

The Borough of Jackson Center (GNIS ID: 1215442) 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 Jackson Center 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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Jackson Center, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 218
Population in Households 218
Population in Familes 188
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 192
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 78
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 59
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 87 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 69 (79.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 9 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $151,786
Average Home Value $188,768


Median Household Income $55,892
Average Household Income $74,571
Per Capita Income $29,857
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.43% -0.46%
Households -0.4% -0.26%
Families 0.27% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
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.

Jackson Center, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jackson Center 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 # 1604 9th
Population Density1 # 1677 5th
Diversity Index2 # 1624 7th
Median Household Income # 530 70th
Per Capita Income # 418 76th

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