Jonestown, Pennsylvania

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Jonestown, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

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Public Transportation Use
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Top 8% Jonestown Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 17% Jonestown Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Jonestown, Pennsylvania

Comparing Jonestown 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
Racial Diversity 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 5
Age of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 3 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 9
Portion of People Married 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 7
People Above Poverty 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
College Educated Adults 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Short Commute Times 6 6
Working at Home 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 8
People Living Alone 8 7
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Housing Recently Built 2 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Jonestown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles N of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Lebanon
Metro Area Harrisburg - Lebanon - Carlisle
Standard Zip Codes 17038
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.413
Longitude -76.478

Jonestown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station LEBANON 2 W
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
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Jonestown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,028 100%
Male 532 51.8%
Female 496 48.2%
Under 18 280 27.2%
18+ 748 72.8%
65+ 119 11.6%
Median Age 34.9
Average Family Size 3.12
White 1,004 97.7%
African-American 13 1.3%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 6 0.6%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 19 1.8%

Estimated Jonestown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,008
Growth -20
Growth % -1.9%

Jonestown 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 43.9%
US/American 16.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.5%
Irish 5.7%
Pennsylvania German 4.2%
English 3.8%
Dutch 3.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Italian 1.8%
West Indian 1.8%
Polish 1.2%
Welsh 1.1%
Swiss 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Canadian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Jonestown, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bordnersville (17038)
Green Point (17038)
McGillstown (17038)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Jonestown 1,028 $45,208
Cleona 2,148 $52,328
Cornwall 3,486 $66,964
Lebanon 24,461 $34,045
Myerstown 3,171 $45,698
Palmyra 7,096 $49,091
Pine Grove 2,154 $49,737
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