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The Jefferson CDP(1) had a population of 2,538 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Jefferson is located at latitude 39.362 and longitude -77.5317 in Frederick County. The formal boundaries for the Jefferson Census Designated Place 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 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.

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

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Jefferson, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,538 (100%)
Population in Households 2,538 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,225 (87.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,210
Diversity Index2 35
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $114,366
Average Household Income $135,220
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $50,528
Wealth Index5 185
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 988 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 841 (85.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $378,870
Average Home Value $375,924
Housing Affordability Index3 182
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 959
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 724
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.65% 1.02%
Households 1.76% 1.06%
Families 1.52% 0.95%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
Owner Occupied HU   1.23%

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, 2021 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 # 253 51st
Population Density # 270 48th
Median Household Income # 93 82nd
Housing Affordability Index # 421 81st
Per Capita Income # 112 79th
Diversity Index # 293 44th

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