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The population of Jessup is approximately 8,197 (2007), 7137 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 398 (2000), 515 (2010).

The amount of land area in Jessup is 10.927 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Jessup is 4.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Jessup to Washington DC is 21 miles. The distance to the Maryland state capital is 19 miles. (as the crow flies)
Jessup is positioned 39.14 degrees north of the equator and 76.77 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Jessup elevation is 200 feet above sea level.
Jessup per capita income is $19,052 (2000).
Jessup median income is $62,481 (2007).

The Jessup median home price is $390,092 (2007).

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Jessup location: in central Maryland about 16 miles from and about seven miles from Columbia. Other nearby communities include Fort Meade, Savage-Guilford, Maryland City, Elkridge, Severn, North Laurel, Lauren, South Laurel.

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Jessup history:

First known as Jessup's Cut, this small village was along the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. One of the civil engineers for the railroad was Jonathan Jessup and the town is said to have been named for him. The name was shortened to just Jessups in 1863 and then later around 1950 the s was dropped leaving simply, Jessup. There are several prisons in the area that are referred to by the inmates as the cut. The name probably came from the original name of the area.
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