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East Petersburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of East Petersburg had a population of 4,659 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Petersburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Petersburg: Petersburg.

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East Petersburg, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,659
Daytime Population: Workers 1,190
Daytime Population: Residents 2,201
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,391
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 4,649
Population in Familes 3,951
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 3,857
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $63,531
Average Household Income $72,855
Per Capita Income $28,124


Total Housing Units 1,833 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,436 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 347 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $177,936
Average Home Value $184,499


Total Households 1,784
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 1,306
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.46% 0.53%
Households 0.4% 0.49%
Families 0.17% 0.44%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

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, 2017 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 # 284 84th
Population Density # 275 84th
Diversity Index # 218 88th
Median Household Income # 354 80th
Per Capita Income # 667 62nd

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