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Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Jersey Shore had a population of 4,376 as of July 1, 2017. Jersey Shore ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jersey Shore is located at latitude 41.2007 and longitude -77.2666 in Lycoming County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Jersey Shore (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lycoming County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 604 feet.

The Borough of Jersey Shore (GNIS ID: 1215421) 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 Jersey Shore population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jersey Shore: Waynesburg.

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


Total Population 4,376
Daytime Population: Workers 1,618
Daytime Population: Residents 2,315
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,933
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 4,264
Population in Familes 3,345
Population in Group Qrtrs 112
Population Density2 3,780
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $42,492
Average Household Income $51,630
Per Capita Income $20,713


Total Housing Units 1,824 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 879 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 829 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $99,007
Average Home Value $112,201


Total Households 1,708
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 1,096
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 0.05% 0.0%
Households -0.02% -0.04%
Families -0.13% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.68%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Jersey Shore, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jersey Shore 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 # 306 83rd
Population Density # 283 84th
Diversity Index # 1239 29th
Median Household Income # 1322 25th
Per Capita Income # 1569 11th

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