Upper Exeter, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Upper Exeter, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Upper Exeter Census Designated Place had a population of 697 as of July 1, 2016. Upper Exeter ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Upper Exeter is located at latitude 41.4045 and longitude -75.8544 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Upper Exeter Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 597 feet.

The Upper Exeter Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2633417) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Upper Exeter Census Designated Place is located within Township of Exeter, a minor civil division (MCD) of Luzerne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Upper Exeter population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Upper Exeter, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 697
Population in Households 697
Population in Familes 605
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 354
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 250
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 194
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 268 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 228 (85.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 ( 8.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $182,273
Average Home Value $221,256


Median Household Income $69,581
Average Household Income $90,374
Per Capita Income $33,928
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.17%
Households -0.13% -0.08%
Families -0.96% -0.21%
Median Household Income   3.28%
Per Capita Income   2.77%
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.

Upper Exeter, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Upper Exeter to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 1155 35th
Population Density1 # 1546 12th
Diversity Index2 # 1603 9th
Median Household Income # 203 89th
Per Capita Income # 209 88th

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