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Jessup is a borough in Lackawanna County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Jessup. For links to other places called Jessup, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Jessup is 41.468N. The longitude is -75.562W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 974 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,630.
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6% of Jessup residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jessup ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jessup was $17,189, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Jessup residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Jessup, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $381. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,021.
Lackawanna County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jessup political report.
The average commute time for Jessup workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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