Jeddo, Pennsylvania

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Jeddo, Pennsylvania
Borough
Location of Jeddo in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Jeddo in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Jeddo is located in Pennsylvania
Jeddo
Jeddo
Location of Jeddo in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Jeddo is located in the US
Jeddo
Jeddo
Jeddo (the US)
Coordinates: 40°59′40″N 75°53′57″W / 40.99444°N 75.89917°W / 40.99444; -75.89917Coordinates: 40°59′40″N 75°53′57″W / 40.99444°N 75.89917°W / 40.99444; -75.89917
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyLuzerne
IncorporatedOctober 23, 1871
Government
 • TypeBorough Council
Area
 • Total0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Land0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 • Total98
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
97
 • Density343.97/sq mi (132.68/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
18224
Area code(s)570
FIPS code42-37792

Jeddo is a borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 98, making it the least populous borough in the county.[3]

Origin of the name[edit]

The Pennsylvania village was originally known as "Japan-Jeddo," [4] after the Japanese port of Edo (anglicized to Jeddo, Japan). When it was incorporated as a Pennsylvania borough (on October 23, 1871), it was renamed "Jeddo."[5] However, some people still referred to it as "Japan-Jeddo." This unofficial name was used up until the 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, which triggered the United States to enter World War II. After the Japanese attack, the locals dropped the unofficial name ("Japan-Jeddo") and only referred to it as "Jeddo."[4]

Geography[edit]

A map of Jeddo and the surrounding communities (1873).

Jeddo is located at 40°59′40″N 75°53′57″W / 40.99444°N 75.89917°W / 40.99444; -75.89917 (40.994525, -75.899052).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), all of it land. It uses the Freeland zip code of 18224.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880350
18903582.3%
19001,632355.9%
1910377−76.9%
1920364−3.4%
193040411.0%
1940327−19.1%
1950262−19.9%
1960183−30.2%
1970177−3.3%
1980128−27.7%
1990124−3.1%
200014416.1%
201098−31.9%
Est. 201697[2]−1.0%
Sources:[8][9][10]

As of the census[9] of 2010, there were 98 people residing in the borough. According to the 2000 Census, the population density was 474.9 people per square mile (185.3/km²). There were 66 housing units at an average density of 217.7 per square mile (84.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.61% White, and 1.39% from two or more races.

There were 43 households, out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 27.1% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 455 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 118.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $20,436, and the median income for a family was $53,750. Males had a median income of $21,628 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,776. There were none of the families and 7.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 100.0% of those over 64.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Jeddo borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  4. ^ a b NATIVES OF JAPAN-JEDDO WHO DIED DURING WAR EFFORTS AGAINST JAPAN AND OTHERS IN WW2[unreliable source?]
  5. ^ Charter of the Borough of Jeddo (recorded October 30, 1871). Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Recorder of Deeds. Deed Book 154, Pages 35-37.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ http://www.hipcodes.com/Pennsylvania/Freeland/
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  9. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.