East Petersburg, Pennsylvania

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East Petersburg is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,450 at the 2000 census.


General information

  • ZIP code: 17520
  • Area code: 717

Some interests of East Petersburg include: Haydn Zugs, a historic restaurant in a Williamsburg atmosphere, The Blue Eyed Six, an antique gallery, and S. Clyde Weavers, a deli and cafe. East Petersburg's place of education is East Petersburg Elementary School which is part of Hempfield School District.


East Petersburg is located at 40°6′0″N 76°21′10″W / 40.1°N 76.35278°W / 40.1; -76.35278 (40.100079, -76.352649).[1]

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.


As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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.

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