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 677 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 677
Daytime Population: Workers 44
Daytime Population: Residents 263
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 307
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.45
Population in Households 677
Population in Familes 588
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 344
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $72,546
Average Household Income $93,971
Per Capita Income $35,158


Total Housing Units 268 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 220 (82.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 ( 8.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $184,259
Average Home Value $223,750


Total Households 242
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 187
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 -0.6% -0.42%
Households -0.56% -0.5%
Families -1.33% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

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, 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 # 1156 34th
Population Density # 1555 12th
Diversity Index # 1547 12th
Median Household Income # 207 88th
Per Capita Income # 231 87th

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