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Petersburg, West Virginia - Basic Facts

Petersburg is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Petersburg.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Grant County at latitude 38.9926 and longitude -79.1239. Grant County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 935 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Petersburg (see map) encompass a land area of 1.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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

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Petersburg, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Petersburg to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 Density1 # 82 80th
Diversity Index2 # 72 82nd
Median Household Income # 216 46th
Per Capita Income # 128 68th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Petersburg, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,698
Population in Households 2,597
Population in Familes 1,898
Population in Group Qrtrs 101
Population Density1 1,668
Diversity Index2 17
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,228
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 697
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,459 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 702 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 526 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 231 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $122,066
Average Home Value $135,100
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,830
Average Household Income $48,388
Per Capita Income $22,180
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.13% 1.77%
Households 2.34% 1.85%
Families 3.03% 1.88%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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