Jonestown Columbia County, Pennsylvania

Jonestown: Borough in central Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

About

Jonestown is a city located in the county of Columbia in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,905 and a population density of 3,024 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 2,031 inhabitants.

The city was created 261 years ago in 1760.

Jonestown Quick Facts

Population : 2,031 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Columbia County
Postal code : 17038
Area : 0.63 km2
Establishment : January 01, 1761 (261 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 03:47:56 (27th January 2022)
Density : 3,224 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 6.2% (2010-2020)
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Location of Jonestown on Pennsylvania map.
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Geography

Jonestown is located at 41°7'45"N 76°18'15"W (41.1292500, -76.3041000).

Jonestown map

Demographics

The population of Jonestown increased by 6.2% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,905 - census
2011 1,913 0.42% estimation process
2012 1,932 0.98% estimation process
2013 1,934 0.1% estimation process
2014 1,945 0.57% estimation process
2015 1,960 0.77% estimation process
2016 1,973 0.66% estimation process
2017 1,990 0.85% estimation process
2018 2,015 1.24% estimation process
2019 2,028 0.64% estimation process
2020 2,031 0.15% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 6,517
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 6,913
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -5.7%
April 1, 2020 Population : 6,260
April 1, 2010 Population : 6,915
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.2%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 20.8%
People over 65 (%) : 19.9%
Female persons, % : 52.7%
White only, percent : 87.7%
Black or African American alone, percent : 9.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.3%
Asians alone % : 0.0%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.9%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 1.2%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 86.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 544
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 0.8%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 63.9%

Jonestown zip code is 17038. County name: Lebanon, County fips: 42075

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 63.9%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $70,900
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $878
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $366
2015-2019 median gross rent : $538
2015-2019 Households : 2,672
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.45
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 89.8%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 1.6%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 83.3%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 72.8%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 89.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 13.2%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 9.1%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 7.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 58.0%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 47.9%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 7,668
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 79,911
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 94,938
2012 total retail sales per capita : $13,898
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.5
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $42,348
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $24,716
Percentage of people living in poverty : 18.4%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 470
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 134
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 277
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 34
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 413
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 31
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 417
2010 population per square mile : 2,969.5
2010 land area in square miles : 2.33
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 57.1%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $116,800
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,076
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $448
2015-2019 median gross rent : $761
2015-2019 Households : 9,173
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.28
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 81.6%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 1.4%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 87.8%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 79.1%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 88.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 19.7%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 18.2%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 7.4%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 56.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 51.8%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 102,466
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 448,897
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 760,688
2012 total retail sales per capita : $34,998
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 20.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $44,323
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $27,066
Percentage of people living in poverty : 18.8%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,812
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,090
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 418
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 112
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,509
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 204
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,353
2010 population per square mile : 2,100.2
2010 land area in square miles : 10.43

People born in Jonestown (2)

People born in Jonestown, including geologist and mineralogist John Shertzer Hittell, historian, US state senator, and writer Theodore H. Hittell, .

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Schools in Jonestown

College & universities near Jonestown, PA

Code Name City ZIP
211158 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg (PA) 17815
213659 Luzerne County Community College Nanticoke (PA) 18634-3899
214768 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Hazleton Hazleton (PA) 18202-8025
214643 Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Wilkes-Barre Lehman (PA) 18627-0217
210474 Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy-Hazleton Hazleton (PA) 18201

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Jonestown, PA

Code Name Address Type
WKB Wilkes-Barre, PA 47 South Washington Street BUS
WHV White Haven, PA I-476, Exit 95/I-80, Exit 277, at Hwy 940 BUS
SRN Scranton, PA 23 Lackawanna Avenue BUS
HAR Harrisburg Transportation Center 4th and Chestnut Streets RAIL
MID Middletown Union Street and Mill Street RAIL

Post offices near Jonestown

Post Office Name City ZIP
Cambra Post Office Cambra (PA) 18611
Huntington Mill Post Office Huntington Mills (PA) 18622
Benton Post Office Benton (PA) 17814
Berwick Post Office Berwick (PA) 18603
Mifflinvill Post Office Mifflinville (PA) 18631

Other places with the same name (3)

  • Jonestown , Texas former community established by the Peoples Temple, known for a mass death event on November 18, 1978 with a population of 2,169 people.
  • Jonestown , Mississippi town in Mississippi, United States with a population of 1,070 people.

Other cities in Columbia County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Columbia County , PA.

City Name Population Title
Bloomsburg 14,585 Town in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Berwick 9,855 Borough in eastern Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Jackson 8,379 Township in northwestern Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Derry 2,495 Borough of Pennsylvania
North Centre 2,115 Township in central Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Espy 1,642 CDP in central Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Catawissa 1,460 Borough in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Newlin 1,341 Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Mifflinville 1,253 CDP in eastern Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Almedia 1,078 CDP in central Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Briar Creek 672 Borough in eastern Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Orangeville 480 Borough in Pennsylvania
Stillwater 203 Borough in Pennsylvania
Centralia 11 Borough in Pennsylvania

Distance to Other Cities

Jonestown distances to largest Pennsylvania cities