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Jerome, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Jerome Census Designated Place had a population of 974 as of July 1, 2017. Jerome ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Jerome is located at latitude 40.2135 and longitude -78.9809 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Jerome Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,788 feet.

The Jerome Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389985) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Jerome Census Designated Place is located within Township of Conemaugh, a minor civil division (MCD) of Somerset County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jerome 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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Jerome, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 974
Daytime Population: Workers 132
Daytime Population: Residents 454
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 586
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 939
Population in Familes 787
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density2 374
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $50,088
Average Household Income $53,590
Per Capita Income $22,172


Total Housing Units 456 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 336 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $80,310
Average Home Value $106,899


Total Households 402
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 276
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 -0.59% -0.94%
Households -0.54% -0.81%
Families -0.44% -0.96%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Jerome, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jerome 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 # 990 44th
Population Density # 1524 14th
Diversity Index # 1400 21st
Median Household Income # 974 45th
Per Capita Income # 1423 19th

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