Exeter, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Exeter, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Exeter had a population of 5,631 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 5,631
Daytime Population: Workers 3,232
Daytime Population: Residents 2,981
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,213
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 5,511
Population in Familes 4,286
Population in Group Qrtrs 120
Population Density2 1,205
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $48,749
Average Household Income $60,839
Per Capita Income $26,992


Total Housing Units 2,626 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,715 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 740 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 171 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $130,691
Average Home Value $157,857


Total Households 2,455
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,524
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 -0.05% -0.12%
Households -0.04% -0.13%
Families -0.17% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

Exeter, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Exeter 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 # 225 87th
Population Density # 972 45th
Diversity Index # 876 50th
Median Household Income # 1024 42nd
Per Capita Income # 785 56th

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