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Petersburg, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The City of Petersburg had a population of 179 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Petersburg is located at latitude 48.0175 and longitude -98.0007 in Nelson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Petersburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Nelson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,535 feet.

The City of Petersburg (GNIS ID: 1036218) 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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Petersburg: Petersburgh.

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Petersburg, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 179
Population in Households 179
Population in Familes 149
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 173
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 51
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 99 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (25.3%)
Median Home Value $109,615
Average Home Value $135,593


Median Household Income $47,140
Average Household Income $58,670
Per Capita Income $26,708
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.33% -0.68%
Households -1.0% -0.82%
Families -2.42% -0.8%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
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, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Petersburg to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 189 54th
Population Density1 # 281 30th
Diversity Index2 # 138 66th
Median Household Income # 303 25th
Per Capita Income # 322 20th

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