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Jefferson, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Jefferson had a population of 751 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Jefferson is located at latitude 39.8156 and longitude -76.8406 in York County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Jefferson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 653 feet.

The Borough of Jefferson (GNIS ID: 1215750) 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 Jefferson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jefferson: Codorus.

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Jefferson, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 751
Population in Households 751
Population in Familes 645
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,239
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 295
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 226
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 313 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 256 (81.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (12.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $182,783
Average Home Value $204,608


Median Household Income $65,753
Average Household Income $75,509
Per Capita Income $27,780
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.5%
Households 0.46% 0.47%
Families 1.97% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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.


Jefferson, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 1119 37th
Population Density1 # 964 45th
Diversity Index2 # 1005 43rd
Median Household Income # 278 84th
Per Capita Income # 552 69th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.