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 178 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Petersburg: Petersburgh.

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


Total Population 178
Daytime Population: Workers 45
Daytime Population: Residents 61
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 106
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 178
Population in Familes 147
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 172
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $54,500
Average Household Income $75,381
Per Capita Income $34,042


Total Housing Units 99 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (26.3%)
Median Home Value $86,667
Average Home Value $115,625


Total Households 73
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 49
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 -1.04% -1.15%
Households -0.91% -1.12%
Families -2.3% -0.83%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 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 # 192 52nd
Population Density # 284 29th
Diversity Index # 65 84th
Median Household Income # 263 35th
Per Capita Income # 208 48th

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