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Jefferson, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Jefferson Census Designated Place had a population of 2,174 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Jefferson is located at latitude 39.3674 and longitude -77.5426 in Frederick County. 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. Frederick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 581 feet.

The Jefferson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583640) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Jefferson Census Designated Place is located within District 14, Jefferson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Frederick County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jefferson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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Jefferson Census Designated Place, MD Boundary Map

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Jefferson, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,174
Population in Households 2,174
Population in Familes 1,911
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,036
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 818
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 624
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 853 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 682 (80.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 136 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $348,517
Average Home Value $358,272


Median Household Income $96,823
Average Household Income $115,596
Per Capita Income $43,067
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.81%
Households 0.71% 0.87%
Families 0.4% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
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, 2015 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 # 318 39th
Median Household Income # 113 78th
Per Capita Income # 114 78th

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