Exeter, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Exeter, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Exeter had a population of 5,672 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Exeter is located at latitude 41.3337 and longitude -75.8216 in Luzerne County. 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. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 564 feet.

The Borough of Exeter (GNIS ID: 1215388) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Exeter population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Exeter, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 5,672
Population in Households 5,552
Population in Familes 4,321
Population in Group Qrtrs 120
Population Density1 1,214
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 2,488
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,541
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,629 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,727 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 761 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $132,885
Average Home Value $148,639


Median Household Income $39,759
Average Household Income $53,951
Per Capita Income $23,783
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.06%
Households 0.19% 0.1%
Families -0.02% -0.04%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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, 2015 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 # 218 88th
Population Density1 # 978 45th
Diversity Index2 # 927 47th
Median Household Income # 1382 22nd
Per Capita Income # 979 45th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.