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East Petersburg, Pennsylvania
A farm near East Petersburg
A farm near East Petersburg
Official logo of East Petersburg, Pennsylvania
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Location in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Location in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
East Petersburg, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
East Petersburg, Pennsylvania
East Petersburg, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
East Petersburg, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
East Petersburg, Pennsylvania
East Petersburg, Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
 • Total 1.21 sq mi (3.13 km2)
 • Land 1.21 sq mi (3.13 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
374 ft (114 m)
 • Total 4,506
 • Estimate 
 • Density 3,728.48/sq mi (1,439.57/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 717 Exchange: 569
FIPS code 42-21688

East Petersburg is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,506 at the 2010 census.


East Petersburg is located at 40°6′0″N 76°21′10″W / 40.10000°N 76.35278°W / 40.10000; -76.35278 (40.100079, -76.352649).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 558
1950 1,268
1960 2,053 61.9%
1970 3,407 66.0%
1980 3,600 5.7%
1990 4,197 16.6%
2000 4,450 6.0%
2010 4,506 1.3%
2019 (est.) 4,504 0.0%

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,450 people, 1,708 households, and 1,327 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,688.6 people per square mile (1,420.0/km2). There were 1,766 housing units at an average density of 1,463.8 per square mile (563.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.03% White, 1.35% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.10% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.17% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 2.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,708 households, out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.5% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 25.1% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $52,222, and the median income for a family was $53,910. Males had a median income of $38,700 versus $25,455 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,979. About 2.0% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.


East Petersburg Day is celebrated annually in September with a parade and community festivities in East Petersburg Community Park, East Petersburg Swimming Pool, which is operated by the Hempfield Area Recreation Commission, is home to the East Petersburg Swim Team. Penn Legacy Soccer Club operates several playing fields within the borough. East Petersburg Historical Society and East Petersburg Sportman Association are also located within the borough.

Notable people

  • Christian Strenge, fraktur artist
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