Jefferson, York County, Pennsylvania

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Jefferson, Pennsylvania
Borough Hall
Borough Hall
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Jefferson is located in Pennsylvania
Location of Jefferson in Pennsylvania
Jefferson is located in the United States
Jefferson (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°49′00″N 76°50′30″W / 39.81667°N 76.84167°W / 39.81667; -76.84167Coordinates: 39°49′00″N 76°50′30″W / 39.81667°N 76.84167°W / 39.81667; -76.84167
CountryUnited States
 • TypeBorough Council
 • MayorJim Sanders
 • Total0.61 sq mi (1.57 km2)
 • Land0.61 sq mi (1.57 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
656 ft (200 m)
 • Total733
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,207.92/sq mi (466.13/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)717
FIPS code42-37944
GNIS feature ID1215750

Jefferson is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 733 at the 2010 census.[3] The post office serving Jefferson is called Codorus.


Jefferson is located at 39°49′00″N 76°50′30″W / 39.816670°N 76.841659°W / 39.816670; -76.841659.[4] 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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)732[2]−0.1%

As of the census[6] 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[edit]

Jefferson Borough is served by the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company (Station 47) as well as the surrounding mutual aid departments, including Spring Grove Fire Department, North Codorus Fire Department, Seven Valleys Fire Department, Porters Community Fire Company, and Lineboro Fire Department (MD).

Emergency Medical Services[edit]

Jefferson is primarily covered by Spring Grove Ambulance service, which occasionally has Advanced Life Support (ALS) capabilities for EMS needs. The Jefferson Fire Department also has a Quick Response Service (QRS), that responds as Service 47 to provide Basic Life Support (BLS) care to patients until the arrival of a transport unit.

Other organizations that may provide EMS to this jurisdiction if Spring Grove is unavailable including when they lack ALS coverage includes the Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department (ALS), Hanover Hospital Medic 46 (ALS), Tri Community Ambulance (BLS), Pleasant Hill Fire Company (BLS), and other surrounding organizations.

Closest hospitals include Hanover General Hospital, Wellspan York Hospital, Memorial Hospital, and Carroll Hospital Center.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Jefferson borough (York County), Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 6, 2011.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  6. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "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 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.

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