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Jefferson County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2015: 44,772 (39% urban, 61% rural); it was 45,932 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,162
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,744
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 14,177
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,655 (it was 4,198 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

30%

Land area: 655 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 68 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 91.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (17.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 46%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 47%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  43.7 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years
Males: 22,302  (49.8%)
Females: 22,470  (50.2%)
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Jefferson County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,550 ($31,722 in 1999)

This county:

$45,550
Pennsylvania:

$56,907

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $462 (lower quartile is $347, upper quartile is $566)
This county:

$462
State:

$732


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $109,455 (it was $59,600 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$109,455
Pennsylvania:

$174,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,379 - $156,526
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $922
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $359

Institutionalized population: 556

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 143 buildings, average cost: $66,400
  • 2001: 118 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 2002: 131 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2003: 111 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 2004: 282 buildings, average cost: $77,200
  • 2005: 107 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 2006: 97 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2007: 97 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 2008: 82 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2009: 61 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2010: 57 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2011: 61 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2012: 45 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2013: 68 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2014: 74 buildings, average cost: $156,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,431 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,282 (1.4%)

Jefferson County household income distribution in 2009 Jefferson County home values distribution Jefferson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.0%
Jefferson County:

14.0%
Pennsylvania:

12.9%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.8% for Black residents, 11.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.8% for American Indian residents, 67.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 2.4% for other race residents, 31.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.7 years old
(Males: 42.3 years old, Females: 45.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.9 years old, Black residents: 22.1 years old, American Indian residents: 40.2 years old, Asian residents: 36.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.3 years old, Other race residents: 25.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jefferson County is $413 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $491 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $650 a month.

Cities in this county include: Punxsutawney, Brookville, Reynoldsville, Brockway, Sykesville, Falls Creek, Big Run, Summerville, Crenshaw, Corsica.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Adams County, Indiana , Clarion County , Monroe County , Tioga County , Union County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,283
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 269 (51.9% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

0.6%
Whole state:

6.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 75
  • 2000 to 2009: 38
  • 1990 to 1999: 25
  • 1980 to 1989: 37
  • 1970 to 1979: 44
  • Before 1970: 126
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.1%

Jefferson County marital status for males Jefferson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 17,292
  • One, attached: 274
  • Two: 762
  • 3 or 4: 699
  • 5 to 9: 400
  • 10 to 19: 183
  • 20 to 49: 230
  • 50 or more: 345
  • Mobile homes: 2,185
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 6,543 (100 second mortgage, 758 home equity loan, 42 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,144

Here:

46.2% with mortgage
State:

60.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,52776
Catholic10,34112
Evangelical Protestant5,37954
Other3642
None18,589-
Jefferson County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Jefferson County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Jefferson County:

2.66 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 28
This county:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

10.0%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

26.2%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.7%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Jefferson County:

Average size of farms: 159 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $22,036
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $96.00
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.22%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 68.50%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $23,935
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 45.60%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $56,218
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.06%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.62
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 23.06%
Corn for grain: 4374 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 171 harvested acres
Vegetables: 189 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 51 acres

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 78.2 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 118.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 110.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 163.4 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 308.2 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 331.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2013 to July 12, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4149: October 01, 2013, FEMA Id: 4149, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1557: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: July 19, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1130: July 26, 1996, FEMA Id: 1130, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 01, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1093: January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Pennsylvania Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3105: March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: 3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Pennsylvania SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 15, 1981, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-641: June 15, 1981, FEMA Id: 641, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Pennsylvania SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 21, 1977, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-537: July 21, 1977, FEMA Id: 537, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 29, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3026: January 29, 1977, FEMA Id: 3026, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Germany (22%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Jordan (8%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • India (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson County (%):

  • German (27%)
  • American (17%)
  • Italian (10%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (5%)
  • Pennsylvania German (4%)
  • Polish (3%)

Jefferson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,390 (81.6%)
  • Carpooled: 1,552 (8.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 36 (0.2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 4 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 9 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 163 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 18 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 744 (4.2%)
  • Worked at home: 668 (3.8%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania in 2000:

  • 497 people in nursing homes
  • 242 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 107 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 53 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania in 2010:

  • 460 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 168 people in college/university student housing
  • 96 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 27 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,303.

4.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,127 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.24%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.26% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($23,052 average AGI)
0.99% relocated from other states ($9,074 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.99%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clearfield County, PA  1.22% ($28,109 average AGI)
from Clarion County, PA  0.39% ($27,775)
from Indiana County, PA  0.30% ($36,455)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.20% ($31,611)
from Elk County, PA  0.18% ($25,313)
from Armstrong County, PA  0.10% ($25,895)
from Forest County, PA  0.07% ($26,077)


4.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,973 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.40% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($20,694 average AGI)
1.38% relocated to other states ($10,278 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

1.38%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clearfield County, PA  1.23% ($28,138 average AGI)
to Indiana County, PA  0.38% ($23,357)
to Clarion County, PA  0.37% ($27,045)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.31% ($27,554)
to Elk County, PA  0.22% ($34,025)
to Armstrong County, PA  0.10% ($35,421)
to Erie County, PA  0.09% ($24,063)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1

Births per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jefferson County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,564 (8,005 aged, 1,559 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 582 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (720)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (670)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (434)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (412)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (324)
  • Congestive heart failure (307)
  • Sudden cardiac death, so described (241)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (224)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (177)
  • Unspecified dementia (174)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.35
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,889
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 231
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 52,718

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,047
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,165
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 20

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 48
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 147.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 113.2
  • Other - 34.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 44,772
  • In family households: 36,629 (6,685 male householders, 5,366 female householders)
    9,575 spouses, 12,002 children (11,225 natural, 132 adopted, 677 stepchildren), 691 grandchildren, 260 brothers or sisters, 438 parents, 336 other relatives, 1,174 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,348 (3,119 male householders (2,627 living alone)), 3,180 female householders (2,832 living alone)), 1,033 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 780

Size of family households: 5,946 2-persons, 2,683 3-persons, 2,247 4-persons, 754 5-persons, 206 6-persons, 256 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,457 1-person, 690 2-persons, 109 3-persons, 26 4-persons, 2 6-persons.

6,095 married couples with children.
2,340 single-parent households (654 men, 1,686 women).

95.7% of residents of Jefferson speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
3.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (32% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 30% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $292,098,000 ($6,357 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,580,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $139,795,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $76,370,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,390,000
Federal grants: $61,650,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,329,000 ($241,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,566,000 ($2,760,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,332,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,772,000
Federal Government insurance: $51,857,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,683
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,870
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +33
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +34
Here +1 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Jefferson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.33 millions of gallons per day (20% from ground, 80% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 239
  • 2010 to 2013: 196
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,651
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,996
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,010
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,671
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,658
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,043
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,565
  • 1939 or earlier: 7,404
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • 1 room: 37
  • 2 rooms: 59
  • 3 rooms: 198
  • 4 rooms: 823
  • 5 rooms: 2,472
  • 6 rooms: 3,261
  • 7 rooms: 2,639
  • 8 rooms: 2,011
  • 9+ rooms: 2,067
  • 1 room: 233
  • 2 rooms: 106
  • 3 rooms: 544
  • 4 rooms: 1,015
  • 5 rooms: 965
  • 6 rooms: 862
  • 7 rooms: 475
  • 8 rooms: 311
  • 9+ rooms: 227
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • no bedroom: 46
  • 1 bedroom: 334
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,326
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,707
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,639
  • 5+ bedrooms: 511
  • no bedroom: 242
  • 1 bedroom: 923
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,563
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,534
  • 4 bedrooms: 431
  • 5+ bedrooms: 85
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • no vehicle: 651
  • 1 vehicle: 3,729
  • 2 vehicles: 5,963
  • 3 vehicles: 2,208
  • 4 vehicles: 758
  • 5+ vehicles: 293
  • no vehicle: 992
  • 1 vehicle: 2,346
  • 2 vehicles: 1,112
  • 3 vehicles: 236
  • 4 vehicles: 91
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

88% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 318% lived in Pennsylvania.

Jefferson County:

87.9%
State average:

87.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 38,781
  • Other state: 5,141
  • Northeast: 1,662
  • Midwest: 1,360
  • South: 1,514
  • West: 579

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (70.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.1%)
  • Wood (6.0%)
  • Coal or coke (3.4%)
  • Electricity (3.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.4%)
  • Utility gas (71.4%)
  • Electricity (14.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.4%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Coal or coke (0.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 598
Here:

14.6%
Pennsylvania:

15.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 121
Here:

5.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 293
Here:

23.3%
Pennsylvania:

37.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Jefferson County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Housing & Community Development: $2,944,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,500,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,457,000
    Central Staff Services: $661,000
    Police Protection: $651,000
    Financial Administration: $573,000
    General - Other: $510,000
    Welfare - Other: $288,000
    Regular Highways: $271,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $182,000
    Air Transportation: $76,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $35,000
    Libraries: $34,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $218,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,939,000

Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,566,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $16,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $516,000
    Interest Earnings: $217,000
    Rents: $10,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,944,000
    Housing & Community Development: $2,025,000
    Highways: $843,000
    All Other: $558,000
    General Support: $346,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,462,000
    NEC: $37,000

Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,640,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,470,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $170,000

Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,753,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $9,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,439
  • Number of aged recipients: 120
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,319
  • Number of recipients under 18: 257
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 940
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 242
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 506
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 675
Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Jefferson County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary49779.7 years
John49375.2 years
William39074.9 years
James32173.5 years
Robert26871.6 years
Helen24180.0 years
Joseph24075.4 years
Margaret24079.6 years
Charles23575.6 years
George22676.9 years
Most common last names in Jefferson County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith34776.3 years
Miller13077.9 years
Shaffer12578.4 years
Snyder11779.9 years
Hetrick8274.5 years
Moore7478.7 years
Burkett6675.2 years
Anderson6577.2 years
Reed6278.6 years
Johnson6078.8 years
Businesses in Jefferson County, PA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's3
Arby's1Nike3
Burger King2Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet2Quality1
Curves1RadioShack2
Dairy Queen2Rite Aid1
Dennys1Subway3
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
FedEx4Travelodge1
GameStop1True Value2
Goodwill2U-Haul4
H&R Block2UPS3
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC2Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy2YMCA1
Lane Furniture2