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Jefferson, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Jefferson Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Frederick County at latitude 39.3674 and longitude -77.5426. Frederick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 581 feet.

The formal official name is the Jefferson Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Jefferson, Maryland.

The U5 Census Class Code for Jefferson indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Jefferson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Jefferson: New Town, Newtons, Newtons Trap, Newtown Trap, The Trap, Trap Town.

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Jefferson, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,139
Population in Households 2,139
Population in Familes 1,884
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,020
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 804
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 614
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 839 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 672 (80.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 132 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $345,079
Average Home Value $352,229


Median Household Income $103,210
Average Household Income $119,452
Per Capita Income $44,395
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.31% 0.41%
Households 0.47% 0.49%
Families 0.12% 0.36%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   3.03%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Jefferson, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jefferson to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 265 49th
Population Density1 # 295 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 314 40th
Median Household Income # 97 81st
Per Capita Income # 90 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.