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Jefferson, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Jefferson had a population of 718 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jefferson: Codorus.

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Jefferson, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 718
Population in Households 718
Population in Familes 616
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,184
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 280
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 215
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 306 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 244 (79.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $184,706
Average Home Value $210,758


Median Household Income $64,670
Average Household Income $72,391
Per Capita Income $26,530
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.33% -0.14%
Households -0.45% -0.14%
Families 0.84% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.93%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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 1,762 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 # 1144 35th
Population Density1 # 983 44th
Diversity Index2 # 1008 43rd
Median Household Income # 262 85th
Per Capita Income # 696 61st

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