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Petersburg is a city in Nelson County.
The community was named for Petersborg, Norway.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in North Dakota named Petersburg. For links to other places called Petersburg, ND, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Petersburg is 48.011N. The longitude is -98.001W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,532 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 177.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Petersburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nelson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 58272 ZIP code.
27% of Petersburg residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Petersburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Petersburg was $17,634, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Petersburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Petersburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $200. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $567.
Nelson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Petersburg political report.
The average commute time for Petersburg workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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