Petersburg, Illinois

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Petersburg, Illinois

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High Points

Petersburg strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Well-Paid Single Women
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Top 10% Petersburg Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Petersburg, Illinois

Comparing Petersburg to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 8
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 6
Senior Citizens 8 8
Age of the Population 6 6
Racial Diversity 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 6 4
People Above Poverty 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 6 6
Short Commute Times 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
Affordability of Rents 7 8
Housing Recently Built 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Petersburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles NW of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 98 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Menard
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 62659, 62675
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.011
Longitude -89.848

Petersburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Station MASON CITY 1 W
Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Distance 38.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
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Petersburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,299 100%
Male 1,045 45.5%
Female 1,254 54.5%
Under 18 563 24.5%
18+ 1,736 75.5%
65+ 442 19.2%
Median Age 37.9
Average Family Size 2.89
White 2,248 97.8%
African-American 25 1.1%
Asian 5 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.4%
Other 8 0.3%
Mixed Race 4 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 0.8%

Estimated Petersburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,240
Growth -59
Growth % -2.6%

Petersburg Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 31.6%
US/American 18.6%
English 16.4%
Irish 9.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.4%
Polish 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
Scottish 1.8%
Swedish 1.5%
Italian 1.5%
British 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
European 1.1%
Russian 0.9%
Danish 0.7%
Dutch 0.6%
Swiss 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Petersburg, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Atterberry (62675)
Atterbury (62675)
Tice (62675)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Petersburg 2,299 $42,500
Athens 1,726 $50,272
Cantrall 139 $45,417
Greenview 862 $49,125
Oakford 309 $38,333
Pleasant Plains 777 $51,111
Tallula 638 $38,864

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Petersburg High Schools (2004)

PO BOX 202
Serves 447 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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