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Jefferson, Pennsylvania
Codorus
Borough
Borough Hall
Borough Hall
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County York
Settled 1812
Incorporated 1866
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation 656 ft (200 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 733
 • Density 1,220/sq mi (470/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17311
Area code(s) 717

Jefferson is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 733 at the 2010 census. The post office serving Jefferson is called Codorus.

Geography

Jefferson is located at 39°49′00″N 76°50′30″W / 39.816670°N 76.841659°W / 39.816670; -76.841659. The town is named for Thomas Jefferson.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land..

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 164
1860 204 24.4%
1870 327 60.3%
1880 320 −2.1%
1890 374 16.9%
1900 374 0.0%
1910 347 −7.2%
1920 514 48.1%
1930 423 −17.7%
1940 400 −5.4%
1950 449 12.3%
1960 447 −0.4%
1970 540 20.8%
1980 685 26.9%
1990 675 −1.5%
2000 631 −6.5%
2010 733 16.2%
Est. 2015 737 0.5%
Sources:

As of the census of 2000, there were 631 people, 253 households, and 191 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,036.4 people per square mile (399.4/km2). There were 261 housing units at an average density of 428.7/sq mi (165.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.52% White, 0.16% African American, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population.

There were 253 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 105.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.1 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $43,542, and the median income for a family was $49,028. Males had a median income of $37,313 versus $27,031 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,070. About 1.1% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

Fire protection

Jefferson Borough is served by Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company (Station 47) as well as the surrounding mutual aid departments.


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