Jonestown, PA


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Jonestown is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,958 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jonestown is the 615th largest community in Pennsylvania. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Jonestown, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Jonestown, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Jonestown’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Jonestown does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $62,857.00.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Jonestown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Jonestown is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jonestown who work in office and administrative support (11.52%), management occupations (9.17%), and sales jobs (7.68%).

Also of interest is that Jonestown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

As is often the case in a small borough, Jonestown doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Jonestown citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.22% of adults 25 and older in Jonestown have a college degree.

The per capita income in Jonestown in 2010 was $26,195, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,780 for a family of four. However, Jonestown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Jonestown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jonestown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jonestown include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Jonestown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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