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Petersburg, Indiana - Basic Facts

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The City of Petersburg had a population of 2,360 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Petersburg is located at latitude 38.4922 and longitude -87.281 in Pike County. The formal boundaries for the City of Petersburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pike County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 482 feet.

The City of Petersburg (GNIS ID: 2396192) 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 Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pike 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Petersburg: Petersburgh.

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Petersburg, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,360
Population in Households 2,234
Population in Familes 1,750
Population in Group Qrtrs 126
Population Density1 1,610
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,006
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 619
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,134 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 688 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 318 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 128 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $85,020
Average Home Value $112,937


Median Household Income $38,942
Average Household Income $51,315
Per Capita Income $22,039
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.16% -0.25%
Households -0.3% -0.32%
Families 0.72% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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.

Petersburg, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Petersburg to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 198 71st
Population Density1 # 241 65th
Diversity Index2 # 383 43rd
Median Household Income # 554 19th
Per Capita Income # 405 41st

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