Petersburg, ND Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Petersburg, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Petersburg had a population of 186 as of July 1, 2016. Petersburg ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Petersburg: Petersburgh.

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


Total Population 186
Population in Households 186
Population in Familes 154
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 180
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 77
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 53
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 99 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 60 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $76,724
Average Home Value $109,836


Median Household Income $52,473
Average Household Income $74,519
Per Capita Income $33,529
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.51% -0.43%
Households -0.21% -0.52%
Families -1.43% -0.38%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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, 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 # 183 55th
Population Density1 # 280 30th
Diversity Index2 # 79 81st
Median Household Income # 264 34th
Per Capita Income # 180 55th

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