Jefferson, Pennsylvania

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Jefferson, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Jefferson strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Jefferson Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Jefferson People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Jefferson Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Jefferson, Pennsylvania

Comparing Jefferson to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Age of the Population 7 5
Senior Citizens 4 2
Racial Diversity 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 5 3
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
Housing Recently Built 2 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Jefferson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 35 miles S of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Greene
Standard Zip Codes 15344
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.93
Longitude -80.059

Jefferson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 62 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 38.1 inches
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Jefferson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 631 100%
Male 324 51.3%
Female 307 48.7%
Under 18 152 24.1%
18+ 479 75.9%
65+ 86 13.6%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 2.92
White 628 99.5%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Jefferson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 653
Growth 22
Growth % 3.5%

Jefferson Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 60.9%
US/American 15.5%
Irish 5.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.3%
English 3.1%
Italian 2%
Dutch 2%
Polish 1.6%
Swiss 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Lithuanian 1%
Russian 0.8%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Jefferson 631 $49,028
Carmichaels 556 $36,719
Clarksville 234 $26,429
Marianna 626 $31,750
Masontown 3,611 $27,609
Rices Landing 443 $39,792
Waynesburg 4,184 $42,933
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Jefferson High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 461 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

Jefferson Colleges

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