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Petersburg, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The City of Petersburg had a population of 2,621 as of July 1, 2017. Petersburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Petersburg is located at latitude 38.9957 and longitude -79.1277 in Grant County. The formal boundaries for the City of Petersburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Grant County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 935 feet.

The City of Petersburg (GNIS ID: 2390635) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Petersburg is located within Milroy District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Grant County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Petersburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Petersburg: Grant Court House, Luneys Creek, Luney's Creek, Lunice Creek, Petersburgh.


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Petersburg, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,621
Daytime Population: Workers 1,939
Daytime Population: Residents 1,425
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,364
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 2,509
Population in Familes 1,815
Population in Group Qrtrs 112
Population Density2 1,621
Diversity Index3 19
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,726
Average Household Income $50,650
Per Capita Income $23,376

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,410 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 655 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 526 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $116,725
Average Home Value $136,263
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,181
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 654
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.84% 0.7%
Households 0.82% 0.7%
Families 0.87% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

Petersburg, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Petersburg to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia 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 # 63 85th
Population Density # 82 80th
Diversity Index # 61 85th
Median Household Income # 248 39th
Per Capita Income # 132 68th

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