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Jonestown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Lebanon County,
Jonestown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lebanon
Settled 1761
Incorporated 1870
 • Type Borough Council
 • Mayor Tyler Longenecker[1]
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (2 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,028
 • Density 1,597.0/sq mi (616.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 17038
Area code(s) 717
Website Jonestown website

Jonestown is a borough in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Lebanon Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,028 at the 2000 census.


Jonestown is located at (40.414001, -76.479030).[2]

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.

Border detail of Jonestown and surrounding municipalities

Jonestown is bordered to the north, east, and south by Swatara Township (2.4 mi), and to the west by Union Township (1.18 mi)


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,028 people, 402 households, and 272 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,597.0 people per square mile (620.2/km²). There were 418 housing units at an average density of 649.4 per square mile (252.2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.67% White, 1.26% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.58% from other races, and 0.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.85% of the population.

There were 402 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the borough the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 107.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $36,000, and the median income for a family was $45,208. Males had a median income of $30,700 versus $20,724 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,322. About 6.9% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "Jonestown Borough Directory". Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
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