Petersburg, Indiana

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City of Petersburg
town
Petersburg IN.jpg
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 38°29′30″N 87°16′49″W / 38.49167°N 87.28028°W / 38.49167; -87.28028Coordinates: 38°29′30″N 87°16′49″W / 38.49167°N 87.28028°W / 38.49167; -87.28028
Country United States
State Indiana
County Pike
Township Washington
Government
 • Mayor Frank A. Coleman Jr. (R)
Area[1]
 • Total 1.47 sq mi (3.81 km2)
 • Land 1.47 sq mi (3.81 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 482 ft (147 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,383
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,373
 • Density 1,621.1/sq mi (625.9/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 47567
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-59364[4]
GNIS feature ID 0449709[5]
Interstate Highways I-69.svg
Major State Roads Indiana 56.svgIndiana 57.svgIndiana 61.svgIndiana 356.svg
Website http://www.petersburg.in.gov/

Petersburg is a city in Washington Township, Pike County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,383 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Pike County.[6]

Petersburg is part of the Jasper Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Petersburg was laid out in 1817.[7] The city was named for Peter Brenton, an original owner of the town site.[7]:337 A post office has been in operation at Petersburg since 1823.[8]

Geography[edit]

Petersburg is located at 38°29′30″N 87°16′49″W / 38.49167°N 87.28028°W / 38.49167; -87.28028 (38.491653, -87.280372).[9]

According to the 2010 census, Petersburg has a total area of 1.474 square miles (3.82 km2), of which 1.47 square miles (3.81 km2) (or 99.73%) is land and 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2) (or 0.27%) is water.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Petersburg has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 386
1860 683 76.9%
1870 923 35.1%
1880 1,193 29.3%
1890 1,494 25.2%
1900 1,751 17.2%
1910 2,170 23.9%
1920 2,367 9.1%
1930 2,609 10.2%
1940 3,075 17.9%
1950 3,035 −1.3%
1960 2,939 −3.2%
1970 2,697 −8.2%
1980 2,987 10.8%
1990 2,449 −18.0%
2000 2,570 4.9%
2010 2,383 −7.3%
Est. 2015 2,347 [11] −1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,383 people, 1,025 households, and 592 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,621.1 inhabitants per square mile (625.9/km2). There were 1,134 housing units at an average density of 771.4 per square mile (297.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 1,025 households of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.2% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age in the city was 43.8 years. 20% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.6% were from 45 to 64; and 21.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,570 people, 1,092 households, and 670 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,755.3 people per square mile (679.6/km²). There were 1,228 housing units at an average density of 838.7 per square mile (324.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.07% White, 0.19% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 1,092 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,054, and the median income for a family was $37,460. Males had a median income of $31,510 versus $21,042 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,158. About 6.7% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.

Industry[edit]

Two coal-fired power-plants, Hoosier Energy's Frank E. Ratts Generating Station and Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL)'s Petersburg Generating Station are within 2 miles of Petersburg. There are also at least two coal mines within ten miles of Petersburg.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-29. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ a b History of Pike and Dubois Counties, Indiana. Goodspeed Brothers. p. 336. ISBN 978-5-87521-222-2. 
  8. ^ "Pike County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ Climate Summary for Petersburg, Indiana
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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