Petersburg, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Petersburg, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Petersburg had a population of 480 as of July 1, 2017. Petersburg ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Petersburg is located at latitude 40.5726 and longitude -78.0506 in Huntingdon County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Petersburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Huntingdon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 735 feet.

The Borough of Petersburg (GNIS ID: 1215276) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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


Total Population 480
Daytime Population: Workers 73
Daytime Population: Residents 268
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 341
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 480
Population in Familes 405
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,443
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $44,781
Average Household Income $61,593
Per Capita Income $24,015


Total Housing Units 198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 124 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $121,739
Average Home Value $155,847


Total Households 176
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 126
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% -0.08%
Households 0.08% -0.11%
Families -0.74% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   3.51%

Petersburg, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Petersburg to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania 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 # 1338 24th
Population Density # 870 51st
Diversity Index # 1433 19th
Median Household Income # 1207 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1175 33rd

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