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Jacobus, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Jacobus had a population of 1,807 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Jacobus, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,807
Daytime Population: Workers 317
Daytime Population: Residents 853
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,170
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 1,803
Population in Familes 1,599
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 1,942
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $77,834
Average Household Income $98,776
Per Capita Income $36,027


Total Housing Units 678 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 564 (83.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $195,288
Average Home Value $230,605


Total Households 646
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 512
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.26% -0.13%
Households -0.36% -0.12%
Families -0.37% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

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, 2017 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 # 694 61st
Population Density # 699 60th
Diversity Index # 388 78th
Median Household Income # 156 91st
Per Capita Income # 201 89th

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