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People

Total Population 2,450
Male Share of the Population 52.8%
Female Share of the Population 47.2%
Senior Citizens 26%
Employed Population 16+ 916
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 44.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,855
% Above Poverty Level 77.4%
% Below Poverty Level 22.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 39%
Median Gross Rent $583
Median House Value $120,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.6%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 7.7%

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

Petersburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 95 miles W of Reston, Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 110 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Grant
Standard Zip Codes 26847
Phone Area Codes 304
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.992
Longitude -79.124

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 MOOREFIELD 1 SSE
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 37 to 65 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 68 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Station MATHIAS
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 35 to 62 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Station SPRUCE KNOB
Distance 30.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 76 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Arthur (26847)

Dorcas (26847)

Landes Station (26847)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bayard 403 $36,875
Davis 683 $71,500
Harman 106 $29,375
Moorefield 2,814 $39,050
Thomas 638 $42,292

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

Petersburg Public Libraries

Library
Moomau Public Library
18 MT. VIEW STREET
Petersburg, West Virginia
(304) 257-4122

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Petersburg Hospitals

GRANT MEM HOSP
(Proprietary)
ROUTE 55 P O BOX 1019
(304) 257-1026
Emergency Service: Yes

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Petersburg High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

PETERSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
207 JEFFERSON AVE
304-257-1444
Serves 757 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

SOUTH BRANCH VOCATIONAL CENTER
401 PIERPONT ST
304-257-1331
A Vocational School

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