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Welcome to Jessup ...

Jessup is located in Lackawanna County<1>.


The location of Jessup has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Jessup, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1894.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jessup has a population of 4,398 people<3> (see below for details).

Jessup is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jessup had an population of 4,398 people. This is a decrease of 5.95% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jessup had a population of 4,676 people. This makes Jessup the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Jessup represents 0.04% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 208th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,676 people, the population of Jessup has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,718 people).

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

Communities Also Named Jessup ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Jessup - they are located in California, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada and Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jessup.

Communities near Jessup ...

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

  • Scranton
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Dunmore
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunmore
    • Dunmore is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,836 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunmore <5>
  • Carbondale
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Old Forge
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Forge
    • Old Forge is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,838 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Forge <5>
  • Pittston
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Taylor
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
    • Taylor is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,879 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor <5>
  • Moosic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moosic
    • Moosic is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,813 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moosic <5>
  • Exeter
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exeter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
    • Exeter is located in Luzerne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,519 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exeter <5>
  • Duryea
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duryea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duryea
    • Duryea is located in Luzerne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,910 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duryea <5>
  • Clarks Summit
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarks Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarks Summit
    • Clarks Summit is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,843 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarks Summit <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 Jessup. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jessup.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jessup. 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 Jessup.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jessup ...

Looking for more information about Jessup? 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 Jessup, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jessup.

Adding Jessup to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jessup 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 Jessup was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Jessup post office opened in 1894.

We also found Jessup on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Jessup.

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

The official website for Lackawanna County: www.lackawannacounty.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 Lackawanna, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jessup.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jessup - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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