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Petersburg is a city in Grant County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Petersburg is 38.992N. The longitude is -79.124W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 935 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,585.


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Median household income
Local
$24,867
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Petersburg demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Luney's Springs
· Luney's Creek
Local festivals include:
  • Tri-County Cooperative Fair - Aug. 7-11, 2007
  • Spring Mountain Festival - April 27-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Petersburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area
Petersburg attractions: Smoke Hole Caverns
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Petersburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grant 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 26847 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

31% of Petersburg residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Petersburg ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Petersburg was $19,642, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Petersburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Petersburg festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Petersburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $286.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $760.


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Libraries in Petersburg include Moomau ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Petersburg include Grant County Press

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WAUA.

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Grant County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Petersburg political report.

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The average commute time for Petersburg workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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