Jonestown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

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



Jonestown is located at 40°24′50″N 76°28′45″W / 40.41389°N 76.47917°W / 40.41389; -76.47917 (40.414001, -76.479030)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.

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[2] 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/sq mi (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.

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