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Jefferson, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Jefferson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in York County at latitude 39.8156 and longitude -76.8406. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 653 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Jefferson, but most people and references simply refer to it as Jefferson, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Jefferson indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jefferson: Codorus.

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Jefferson, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 747
Population in Households 747
Population in Familes 643
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,232
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 294
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 225
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 256 (82.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $171,307
Average Home Value $191,829


Median Household Income $63,848
Average Household Income $71,036
Per Capita Income $26,364
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.45% 0.5%
Households 0.49% 0.47%
Families 2.33% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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, 2014 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 # 1126 36th
Population Density1 # 969 45th
Diversity Index2 # 1000 43rd
Median Household Income # 272 85th
Per Capita Income # 609 66th

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