East Petersburg, Pennsylvania

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Borough of East Petersburg
A farm near East Petersburg
A farm near East Petersburg
Official logo of Borough of East Petersburg
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Location of East Petersburg in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Location of East Petersburg in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
East Petersburg is located in Pennsylvania
East Petersburg
East Petersburg
Location of East Petersburg in Pennsylvania
East Petersburg is located in the United States
East Petersburg
East Petersburg
East Petersburg (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°06′00″N 76°21′10″W / 40.10000°N 76.35278°W / 40.10000; -76.35278
CountryUnited States
 • MayorJames Andrew Malone (2018-)
 • Total1.21 sq mi (3.13 km2)
 • Land1.21 sq mi (3.13 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
374 ft (114 m)
Population 4,450
 • Estimate 
 • Density3,741.72/sq mi (1,444.84/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)717 Exchange: 569
FIPS code42-21688

East Petersburg is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,450 at the 2000 census and grew to 4,506 in 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).[3]

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.
Est. 20164,520[2]0.3%

As of the census[5] 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.


Schools in East Petersburg are part of the Hempfield School District. Children are served by the following schools within the district:


Middle School[edit]

High School[edit]


East Petersburg is governed by a seven-person Borough Council and Mayor. As of January 2018 the Council President was Cappy Panus and the Mayor was James Andrew Malone.

East Petersburg Borough Council members are elected to four-year staggered terms. Borough Council elects from members a president of council and a vice-president. Borough Council serves as the legislative body elected by citizens of the borough. Council is responsible for establishing policies, enacting by ordinance or resolution laws and regulations to implement approved policies, providing for annual budgets and appropriations of funds for lawful expenditures, appointing members to boards, and commissions established by Borough Council. Mayor is responsible for law enforcement and holds a non-voting membership in the council, but with tie-breaking and veto powers per the Pennsylvania Borough Code.

Borough Council meets twice per month to conduct business - a formal meeting the first Tuesday and a business meeting the third Thursday.

The East Petersburg Borough Website is http://www.eastpetersburgborough.org/


East Petersburg Day[7] 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,[8] is home to the East Petersburg Swim Team.[9] Penn Legacy Soccer Club[10] operates several playing fields within the borough. East Petersburg Historical Society[11] and East Petersburg Sportman Association[12] are also located within the borough.


There are six churches that are part of the neighborhoods in the Borough of East Petersburg.

  • East Petersburg Mennonite Church [13]
  • Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Trinity United Church of Christ
  • Grace Evangelical Congregational
  • Real Life Church of God
  • Open Door Mission Pentecostal

East Petersburg Churches [14] is a community resource website from the pastors and churches in East Petersburg, PA. Through this website they invite guests to explore; their churches, their collaborative efforts in the East Petersburg neighborhoods, helpful resources and information about the East Petersburg Minister's Meetup.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  7. ^ http://www.eastpetersburgday.com/
  8. ^ http://hempfieldrec.com/
  9. ^ http://www.eastpeteswimteam.com/
  10. ^ http://www.pennlegacy.org
  11. ^ http://eastpetersburgborough.org/historical-society/
  12. ^ http://eastpetersburgsportsman.com/
  13. ^ http://www.eastpetemc.org/ East Petersburg Mennonite Church
  14. ^ http://www.eastpetersburgchurches.com/ East Petersburg Churches