Demographics
Jefferson Elementary School is a grade K through grade 5 school located in Emmaus, PA. Approximately 11,313 people live in 11,274 households within the Borough limits. Median household income is $44,181 per year. Of the total number of housing units in the Borough, 3,180 are owner-occupied and 1,805 are renter-occupied. It has become one of the most desirable parts of the Lehigh Valley for many families, who have chosen to live here because of the Borough's attractive landscape, acres of open space, and excellent schools. The median age of the population of this borough is 39.6 years. People 65 years of age and older total 2,166. According to the U.S. 2000 Census, the borough's ethnic population consists of 95.9% White (n=10,848); .07% Black (n=79); Hispanic/Latino (n=171); 3.6% Asian (n=205); and 0.1% American Indian (n=7). Emmaus has traditionally maintained a low unemployment rate of around 1.4%. In 2008, the unemployment rate was up to 2.0%. The community offers many potential resources. One health care system is located in the area.