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People

Total Population 3,024
Male Share of the Population 53.4%
Female Share of the Population 46.6%
Senior Citizens 11.3%
Employed Population 16+ 1,487
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 49.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.5%
Median Earnings25+ $43,363
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,985
Median Earnings With High School Degree $50,104

Wealth

Median Family Income $89,500
% Above Poverty Level 89.2%
% Below Poverty Level 10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 7 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 27.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.6%
Median Gross Rent $931
Median House Value $224,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.2%
US/American 0%
English 9.7%
Irish 10.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Petersburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 671 miles SE of Anchorage, Alaska
County Wrangell-Petersburg
P.O. Box Zip Codes 99833
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 56.8
Longitude -132.96

Petersburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PETERSBURG 1
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 50 F
Jul Temp 48 to 64 F
Oct Temp 38 to 48 F
Annual Precip 109.9 inches
Station WRANGELL AP
Distance 31.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 50 F
Jul Temp 50 to 65 F
Oct Temp 40 to 50 F
Annual Precip 79.3 inches
Station LITTLE PORT WALTER
Distance 70.5 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 37 F
Apr Temp 35 to 47 F
Jul Temp 49 to 62 F
Oct Temp 40 to 50 F
Annual Precip 225.5 inches

Petersburg Public Libraries

Library
Petersburg Public Library
12 NORDIC AVENUE
Petersburg, Alaska
(907) 772-3349

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Petersburg High Schools

PETERSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
109 CHARLES W. STREET
907-772-3861
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 219 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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