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Jacobus, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Jacobus had a population of 1,809 as of July 1, 2016. Jacobus ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Jacobus is located at latitude 39.8825 and longitude -76.7121 in York County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Jacobus (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 659 feet.

The Borough of Jacobus (GNIS ID: 1215749) 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 Jacobus 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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Jacobus, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,809
Population in Households 1,805
Population in Familes 1,602
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,944
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 647
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 513
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 678 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 564 (83.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $195,346
Average Home Value $232,168


Median Household Income $76,028
Average Household Income $94,775
Per Capita Income $34,531
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% -0.08%
Households -0.39% -0.19%
Families -0.4% -0.24%
Median Household Income   -0.12%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
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.

Jacobus, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jacobus 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 # 696 61st
Population Density1 # 707 60th
Diversity Index2 # 392 78th
Median Household Income # 150 92nd
Per Capita Income # 192 89th

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