East Petersburg, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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East Petersburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of East Petersburg had a population of 4,654 as of July 1, 2018. East Petersburg ranks in the upper 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 East Petersburg is located at latitude 40.1034 and longitude -76.3497 in Lancaster County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of East Petersburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 371 feet.

The Borough of East Petersburg (GNIS ID: 1215336) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Petersburg: Petersburg.

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East Petersburg, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,654
Population in Households 4,644
Population in Familes 3,929
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 3,853
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $72,647
Average Household Income $78,708
Per Capita Income $30,361


Total Housing Units 1,845 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,425 (77.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 355 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $178,560
Average Home Value $186,133


Total Households 1,780
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,299
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.39% 0.45%
Households 0.32% 0.4%
Families 0.08% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

East Petersburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Petersburg to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 288 84th
Population Density # 274 85th
Diversity Index # 217 88th
Median Household Income # 232 87th
Per Capita Income # 558 68th

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