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Petersburg, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Petersburg had a population of 2,899 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,899
Population in Households 2,787
Population in Familes 2,019
Population in Group Qrtrs 112
Population Density2 1,793
Diversity Index3 18
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,539
Average Household Income $54,113
Per Capita Income $24,949

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,585 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 779 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 532 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 274 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $123,765
Average Home Value $144,878
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,311
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 735
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.98% 1.3%
Households 2.0% 1.29%
Families 2.2% 1.3%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

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, 2018 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 # 58 86th
Population Density # 65 84th
Diversity Index # 71 83rd
Median Household Income # 244 40th
Per Capita Income # 103 75th

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