Petersburg, Pennsylvania

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Petersburg, Pennsylvania
Borough
Petersburg, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Petersburg, Pennsylvania
Petersburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°34′21″N 78°02′53″W / 40.57250°N 78.04806°W / 40.57250; -78.04806Coordinates: 40°34′21″N 78°02′53″W / 40.57250°N 78.04806°W / 40.57250; -78.04806
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Huntingdon
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 455
 • Density 1,182.1/sq mi (456.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 16669
Area code(s) 814
School District: Juniata Valley School District
Local phone exchanges: 669

Petersburg is a borough in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States. It was a stop on the former Pennsylvania Railroad Main Line between Tyrone and Huntingdon and the junction point for the Petersburg Branch. The population was 455 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Petersburg is located on the Little Juniata River at 40°34′21″N 78°2′53″W / 40.57250°N 78.04806°W / 40.57250; -78.04806 (40.572417, -78.048036).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 264
1860 334 26.5%
1870 381 14.1%
1880 381 0.0%
1890 555 45.7%
1900 781 40.7%
1910 705 −9.7%
1920 691 −2.0%
1930 627 −9.3%
1940 638 1.8%
1950 621 −2.7%
1960 552 −11.1%
1970 555 0.5%
1980 543 −2.2%
1990 469 −13.6%
2000 455 −3.0%
2010 480 5.5%
Est. 2012 477 −0.6%
Sources:[2][3][4]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 455 people, 177 households, and 132 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,182.1 people per square mile (462.3/km²). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 501.4 per square mile (196.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.56% White, 0.22% Native American, and 0.22% from two or more races.

There were 177 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $34,013, and the median income for a family was $35,417. Males had a median income of $29,375 versus $17,292 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,141. About 3.7% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.