Petersburg, Tennessee

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Petersburg, Tennessee

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Petersburg Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Petersburg Affordability of Property Taxes
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 19% Petersburg Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Petersburg, Tennessee

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 8 8
Male Share of the Population 6 8
Senior Citizens 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 7
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Age of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 7
Portion of People Married 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 7
People in Middle Class or Better 4 6
People Above Poverty 3 6
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 5 6
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Short Commute Times 4 4
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 9
People Living Alone 8 8
Housing Recently Built 5 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 6 9
Low Property Crime 2 3

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Petersburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles S of Murfreesboro, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee
County Lincoln
Standard Zip Codes 37144
Phone Area Codes 931
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.319
Longitude -86.637

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 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 72 F
Annual Precip 56.1 inches
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 49 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 73 F
Annual Precip 56.3 inches
Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 48 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 57.1 inches
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Petersburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 580 100%
Male 281 48.4%
Female 299 51.6%
Under 18 145 25%
18+ 435 75%
65+ 92 15.9%
Median Age 36.9
Average Family Size 3.12
White 536 92.4%
African-American 35 6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 4 0.7%
Mixed Race 4 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 2.1%

Estimated Petersburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 596
Growth 16
Growth % 2.8%

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
US/American 40.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.3%
English 13.5%
Irish 11.7%
Scotch-Irish 5.7%
German 4%
Scottish 1.7%
Dutch 1.1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Italian 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Petersburg 580 $40,714
Cornersville 962 $45,313
Fayetteville 6,994 $32,477
Lewisburg 10,413 $38,246
Lynchburg 5,740 $41,484
Lynnville 345 $45,000
Shelbyville 16,105 $36,465
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