Jamison City, Pennsylvania

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Jamison City, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
Jamison City from the air
Jamison City from the air
Location within Columbia County
Location within Columbia County
JamisonCity is located in Pennsylvania
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°18′5″N 76°21′59″W / 41.30139°N 76.36639°W / 41.30139; -76.36639Coordinates: 41°18′5″N 76°21′59″W / 41.30139°N 76.36639°W / 41.30139; -76.36639
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Columbia
Township Sugarloaf
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Land 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,070 ft (330 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 134
 • Density 345/sq mi (133.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17814
FIPS code 42-37728
GNIS feature ID 1177983

Jamison City is a census-designated place in Sugarloaf Township Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 134 at the 2010 census.[2] It is part of the BloomsburgBerwick Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Jamison City is located at 41°18′5″N 76°21′59″W / 41.30139°N 76.36639°W / 41.30139; -76.36639 (41.301523, -76.366443),[3] in the northern reaches of Columbia County. It is in northern Sugarloaf Township and is bordered on the north by Davidson Township in Sullivan County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.[2]

The CDP is mostly level, and surrounded on the north, east, and west by mountains. The East Branch of Fishing Creek runs through Jamison City.[4]


Station on the defunct Bloomsburg and Sullivan Railroad at its northern terminus in Jamison City
B. Frank Mather General Merchandise, a store that operated in Jamison City from 1903 to 1926.

Jamison City was formed at the northern terminus of the Bloomsburg and Sullivan Railroad. In 1889 a sawmill was built in Jamison City. However, it stopped producing wood in 1912, and the final load of lumber from it was shipped to Bloomsburg in 1914.[5] A tannery was built in Jamison City, but it was closed in 1925.[6]


As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 102 people, 46 households, and 28 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 417.1 people per square mile (164.1/km²). There were 96 housing units at an average density of 392.6/sq mi (154.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 100.00% White.

There were 46 households, out of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 19.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 12.7% from 45 to 64, and 25.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 110.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $20,156 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,873. There were 6.3% of families and 4.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 12.0% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.