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Jessup - Lackawanna county

Population 4,718

Jessup, Pennsylvania

Jessup, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna county, is 6 miles NE of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 88 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton area. There are 4,718 residents in Jessup.

The People and Families of Jessup

In Jessup, about 54% of adults are married.

There are a lot of senior citizens in Jessup.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Jessup had a median family income of $43,013.

Political Inclinations

Jessup folks tended to give their money ($500) to George W. Bush in the 2004 Presidential race. More campaign money flowed to the Republican party than to competing parties.

Jessup Housing

As of 2000, the share of housing units in Jessup that were owner-occupied was 76%. Homes in this community tend to be somewhat older than those in other areas.

Commuting

In Jessup, 98% of commuters drive to work.
Jessup Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population4,718100%
Male2,19346.5%
Female2,52553.5%
Under 181,00921.4%
18+3,70978.6%
65+1,03521.9%
Median Age41.4 
Average Family Size2.99 
White4,65798.7%
African-American130.3%
Asian130.3%
American Indian & Alaskan00%
Other60.1%
Mixed Race280.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above)130.3%
Median Family Income (1999)$43,013 
Population In Poverty48910.4%
Jessup Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Italian43.7%
Irish16.7%
Polish13.3%
Slovak7.7%
German5%
Ukrainian3.3%
Russian2.2%
US/American2%
Welsh1.8%
English1.5%
Lithuanian1.4%
Czechoslovakian0.6%
Dutch0.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)0.2%
Slovene0.2%

  


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