East Petersburg, Pennsylvania Population 2024

4,598

East Petersburg is a city located in Lancaster County and Lebanon County Pennsylvania. East Petersburg has a 2024 population of 4,598. East Petersburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.17% annually and its population has increased by 0.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,568 in 2020.

The average household income in East Petersburg is $94,278 with a poverty rate of 6.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in East Petersburg is 45.4 years, 46.1 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

East Petersburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of East Petersburg was:

  • White: 79.82%
  • Two or more races: 14.04%
  • Black or African American: 4.93%
  • Other race: 0.78%
  • Asian: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,806.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.66% (30)
The current population of East Petersburg, Pennsylvania is 4,598 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,568.

East Petersburg, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,66279.82%
Two or more races64414.04%
Black or African American2264.93%
Other race360.78%
Asian200.44%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

East Petersburg Population by Race

East Petersburg Population Pyramid 2024

East Petersburg Median Age

45.4

Total

46.1

Male

41.8

Female

East Petersburg Adults

There are 3,657 adults, (975 of whom are seniors) in East Petersburg.

East Petersburg Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

East Petersburg Sex Ratio

Female2,30750.28%
Male2,28149.72%

East Petersburg Population by Age

East Petersburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,9232.3887.412.6
Married1,2472.8589.310.7
Non Family5271.184.315.7
Female1032.9174.825.2
Male463.131000

2.8

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

87.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

East Petersburg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1915.31%
Associates Degree3459.6%
Bachelors Degree75020.87%
Graduate Degree40911.38%
High School Graduate1,10730.8%
Less Than 9th Grade350.97%
Some College75721.06%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

East Petersburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East Petersburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,9062,732857
2+ Races394394234
Hispanic350350119
Black17712548
Other Race36360
Asian202020

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

East Petersburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$69,966$81,382$68,547
Graduate Degree$68,906$68,494$72,132
High School Graduate$24,924$51,151$20,261
Less Than 9th Grade$43,857$44,012$0
Overall$50,144$63,323$37,721
Some College$55,455$76,023$43,307

$50,144

Average Earnings

$63,323

Average Male

$37,721

Average Female

East Petersburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Petersburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

East Petersburg Language

93.39% of East Petersburg residents speak only English, while 6.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.56% of the population.

East Petersburg Language

East Petersburg Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,4932467.04%
Other3636100%
Hispanic597366.03%
Multiple644253.88%
Black22620.88%

6.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.13%

Male Poverty Rate

8.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Petersburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Petersburg is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Petersburg is Black, with 0.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.62%.

East Petersburg Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School9.3%
Bachelors or Greater7.68%
Less Than 9th Grade6.64%
Some College3.36%

East Petersburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed52.83%
Male Employed4.33%
Female Employed2.18%
Male Unemployed0%

East Petersburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East Petersburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$92,708$106,669
Households$85,828$94,278
Married Families$92,083$-999,999,999
Non Families$48,603$53,607

mean

median

Income by Household Type

East Petersburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

66.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.0%

Male Marriage Rate

64.0%

Female Marriage Rate

East Petersburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

East Petersburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

East Petersburg Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

East Petersburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

237

Number of Veterans

237

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam112
First Gulf War48
Korea16
World War II16
Second Gulf War13

East Petersburg Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74128
75+74
35 to 5424
55 to 6411
18 to 340

East Petersburg Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2036.7%
Asian20100%
2+ Races143.55%
Hispanic144%

East Petersburg Veterans by Race

East Petersburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Petersburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

74.8%

Labor Force Participation

73.1%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

East Petersburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

East Petersburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

East Petersburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.34%

Born in East Petersburg

96.12%

Native Born

3.88%

Foreign Born

1.68%

Non Citizen

2.2%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.12% of East Petersburg residents were born in the United States, with 73.34% having been born in Pennsylvania. 1.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

East Petersburg Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,63570.15%
20284,62880.17%
20274,62070.15%
20264,61380.17%
20254,60570.15%
20244,59880.17%
20234,59070.15%
20224,583-8-0.17%
20214,591230.5%
20204,568651.44%
20194,503-8-0.18%
20184,511-8-0.18%
20174,51910.02%
20164,51810.02%
20154,517-3-0.07%
20144,52060.13%
20134,51400%
20124,51430.07%
20114,51130.07%
20104,508581.3%
20004,4502536.03%
19904,19759716.58%
19803,6001935.66%
19703,40700%

East Petersburg Population by Year