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Jerome, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Jerome Census Designated Place had a population of 1,014 as of July 1, 2016. Jerome 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 Jerome is located at latitude 40.2135 and longitude -78.9809 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Jerome Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,788 feet.

The Jerome Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389985) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Jerome Census Designated Place is located within Township of Conemaugh, a minor civil division (MCD) of Somerset County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jerome 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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Jerome, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,014
Population in Households 979
Population in Familes 821
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density1 390
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 421
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 288
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 454 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 351 (77.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $75,926
Average Home Value $102,983


Median Household Income $47,781
Average Household Income $53,703
Per Capita Income $22,387
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% -0.18%
Households 0.11% -0.1%
Families 0.17% -0.21%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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.

Jerome, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jerome 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 # 973 45th
Population Density1 # 1513 14th
Diversity Index2 # 1426 19th
Median Household Income # 963 45th
Per Capita Income # 1273 28th

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