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Welcome to Jacobus ...

Jacobus is located in York County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Jacobus, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1881.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jacobus has a population of 1,834 people<2> (see below for details).

Jacobus is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Jacobus lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Jacobus: (717)

The ZIP code for Jacobus: 17407<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jacobus had an population of 1,834 people. This is a decrease of 0.38% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 52.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jacobus had a population of 1,841 people. This makes Jacobus the county's 17th most populous community.

The population of Jacobus represents 0.01% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 448th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,841 people, the population of Jacobus increased 53.03% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,203 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jacobus.

Communities near Jacobus ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jacobus.

  • York
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
    • York is located in York County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,907 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York <5>
  • Hanover
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Elizabethtown
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethtown
    • Elizabethtown is located in Lancaster County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,494 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown <5>
  • Columbia
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
    • Columbia is located in Lancaster County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,295 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia <5>
  • Mount Joy
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Red Lion
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
  • Manchester
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • New Freedom
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • West York
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West York have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West York
    • West York is located in York County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,602 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West York <5>
  • Shrewsbury
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shrewsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shrewsbury
    • Shrewsbury is located in York County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,847 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shrewsbury <5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jacobus. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jacobus.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jacobus. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jacobus.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jacobus. See our Newspapers Page for Jacobus.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jacobus ...

Looking for more information about Jacobus? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jacobus, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jacobus.

Adding Jacobus to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jacobus in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Jacobus was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Jacobus post office opened in 1881.

We also found Jacobus in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Jacobus.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jacobus. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for York County: www.york-county.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including York, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jacobus.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jacobus - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Jacobus). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jacobus or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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