Jessup, Pennsylvania

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Jessup, Pennsylvania

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Comparative Profile of Jessup, Pennsylvania

Comparing Jessup 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
Senior Citizens 9 9
Age of the Population 8 8
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 4
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 6
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
Median Family Income 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
People Above Poverty 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4
Housing Recently Built 1 3

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Jessup Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NE of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 88 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Lackawanna
Metro Area Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton
Standard Zip Codes 18434
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.468
Longitude -75.562

Jessup Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Station HAWLEY 1 E
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
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Jessup Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,718 100%
Male 2,193 46.5%
Female 2,525 53.5%
Under 18 1,009 21.4%
18+ 3,709 78.6%
65+ 1,035 21.9%
Median Age 41.4
Average Family Size 2.99
White 4,657 98.7%
African-American 13 0.3%
Asian 13 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 6 0.1%
Mixed Race 28 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 0.3%

Estimated Jessup Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,579
Growth -139
Growth % -2.9%

Jessup 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
Italian 43.7%
Irish 16.7%
Polish 13.3%
Slovak 7.7%
German 5%
Ukrainian 3.3%
Russian 2.2%
US/American 2%
Welsh 1.8%
English 1.5%
Lithuanian 1.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Jessup 4,718 $43,013
Archbald 6,220 $52,410
Blakely 7,027 $48,385
Dickson City 6,205 $41,394
Jermyn 2,287 $39,740
Olyphant 4,978 $45,091
Throop 4,010 $38,929
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