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Jefferson, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Jefferson Census Designated Place had a population of 2,188 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 2,188
Daytime Population: Workers 488
Daytime Population: Residents 1,010
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,498
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 2,188
Population in Familes 1,924
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,043
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $106,264
Average Household Income $111,514
Per Capita Income $41,243


Total Housing Units 854 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 681 (79.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 137 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $363,687
Average Home Value $379,375


Total Households 818
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 623
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.5% 0.69%
Households 0.52% 0.65%
Families 0.27% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

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, 2017 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 Density # 293 44th
Diversity Index # 311 40th
Median Household Income # 88 83rd
Per Capita Income # 147 72nd

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