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Exeter, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Exeter is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Luzerne County at latitude 41.3337 and longitude -75.8216. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 564 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Exeter, but most people and references simply refer to it as Exeter, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Exeter indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Exeter (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles.

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Exeter, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,605
Population in Households 5,488
Population in Familes 4,284
Population in Group Qrtrs 117
Population Density1 1,199
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 2,461
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,528
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,722 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 739 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 171 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $117,124
Average Home Value $127,628


Median Household Income $44,701
Average Household Income $54,210
Per Capita Income $23,918
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.2% -0.13%
Households -0.02% -0.07%
Families -0.23% -0.18%
Median Household Income   3.01%
Per Capita Income   3.06%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Exeter, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Exeter to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 222 87th
Population Density1 # 983 44th
Diversity Index2 # 952 46th
Median Household Income # 1083 39th
Per Capita Income # 914 48th

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