Petersburg, Alaska

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Population in 2013: 2,920 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -9.4%
 
Males: 1,577  (54.0%)
Females: 1,343  (46.0%)
Median resident age:

41.3 years
Alaska median age:

34.5 years

Zip codes: 99833.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $69,572 (it was $49,028 in 2000)
Petersburg:

$69,572
AK:

$73,181

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $39,005 (it was $25,827 in 2000)

Petersburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $326,766 (it was $164,400 in 2000)
Petersburg:

$326,766
AK:

$273,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $226,932; detached houses: $258,297; townhouses or other attached units: $401,623; in 2-unit structures: $304,097; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $337,101; mobile homes: $20,680

Median gross rent in 2017: $925.

March 2019 cost of living index in Petersburg: 108.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.8%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.0% for Black residents, 14.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.2% for American Indian residents, 20.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 47.5% for other race residents, 14.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Petersburg, AK (2017)
    • 1,97965.8%White alone
    • 34911.6%Hispanic
    • 2357.8%Two or more races
    • 1846.1%American Indian alone
    • 1585.3%Asian alone
    • 692.3%Black alone
    • 200.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

Races in Petersburg detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Petersburg, Alaska as of June 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Petersburg is 335 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Petersburg by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(32.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(68.7)
1
(31.9)
3
(94.9)
2
(64.4)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(32.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.2)
1
(30.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(261.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.6)
19
(669.2)
28
(1,006)
12
(429.0)
13
(433.3)
12
(399.6)
6
(201.3)
4
(137.4)
9
(287.5)
10
(316.3)
1
(32.2)
9
(275.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
22
(719.4)
8
(263.2)
6
(207.6)
27
(951.0)
9
(323.3)
11
(393.3)
7
(233.3)
15
(499.5)
16
(536.7)
9
(309.1)
12
(383.4)
18
(569.3)
16
(514.8)
15
(459.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
73
(2,387)
102
(3,356)
103
(3,564)
118
(4,156)
100
(3,592)
62
(2,217)
122
(4,067)
85
(2,831)
69
(2,315)
62
(2,129)
63
(2,013)
49
(1,550)
88
(2,831)
56
(1,717)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(98.1)
13
(427.8)
8
(276.8)
3
(105.7)
1
(35.9)
1
(35.8)
2
(66.7)
6
(199.8)
3
(100.6)
3
(103.0)
8
(255.6)
2
(63.3)
2
(64.4)
6
(183.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(68.7)
1
(31.9)
2
(63.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)281.2186.9186.2445.6370.3204.9271.0244.1178.5197.5210.9246.0222.0180.0

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City-data.com crime index in Petersburg, AK

Crime rate in Petersburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 12 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Alaska average:

1.73
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Ancestries: Norwegian (11.7%), American (6.8%), German (5.9%), Irish (3.8%), European (2.7%), English (2.5%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1910

Land area: 43.9 square miles.

Population density: 67 people per square mile   (very low).

Petersburg, Alaska map

254 residents are foreign born (3.6% Latin America, 2.1% Asia).

This city:

8.4%
Alaska:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,072 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,651 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Anchorage, AK (669.1 miles , pop. 260,283).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (1714.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Kupreanof, AK (1.4 miles),
Wrangell, AK (5.7 miles ),
Kake, AK (6.3 miles ),
Point Baker, AK (6.4 miles),
Port Protection, AK (6.5 miles),
Hobart Bay, AK (6.9 miles),
Whale Pass, AK (7.0 miles),
Thoms Place, AK (7.1 miles)

Latitude: 56.80 N, Longitude: 132.94 W

Area code: 907

Distribution of median household income in Petersburg, AK in 2017
Distribution of house value in Petersburg, AK in 2017

Petersburg tourist attractions:

Population change in the 1990s: +20 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in Petersburg, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (19.7%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Food (8.4%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (31.5%)
  • Public administration (10.0%)
  • Food (9.5%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.2%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Food (7.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Petersburg, AK (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (13.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (21.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Carpenters (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Food processing workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.7%)

Average climate in Petersburg, Alaska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Petersburg-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1958 at 06:15:53, a magnitude 8.3 (8.3 UK, Class: Great, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 169.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/30/1972 at 21:45:14, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 119.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1927 at 15:59:44, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 136.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1964 at 03:36:12, a magnitude 9.2 (9.2 UK) earthquake occurred 598.1 miles away from the city center, causing $1,020,000,000 total damage
On 11/30/1987 at 19:23:19, a magnitude 7.9 (6.7 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.9 MW, 7.1 ML) earthquake occurred 382.0 miles away from Petersburg center
On 3/6/1988 at 22:35:38, a magnitude 7.8 (6.8 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.8 MW, 7.4 ML) earthquake occurred 370.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Petersburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Petersburg:

  • PETERSBURG MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, PO BOX 589)
  • PETERSBURG MEDICAL CENTER LTC (P.O. BOX 589)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Petersburg:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Petersburg:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 672 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 12,483)
  • Charter College-Anchorage (about 672 miles; Anchorage, AK; FT enrollment: 2,983)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 704 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • Western Washington University (about 708 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 13,875)
  • Peninsula College (about 723 miles; Port Angeles, WA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 730 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 3,803)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 746 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 6,397)

Public high school in Petersburg:

Public elementary/middle schools in Petersburg:

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Library in Petersburg:

  • PETERSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $288,062; Location: 12 SOUTH NORDIC DRIVE; 27,058 books; 1,564 audio materials; 4,738 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 112 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Petersburg: Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (A), Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (B), Petersburg Public Health Center - Southeast Region (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Petersburg Memorial Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Petersburg Reservoir (A), Petersburg Lower Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Twin Creek (A), Taain Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Petersburg: Sandy Beach Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Clausen Memorial Museum (Po Box 708) (1), Pacific Wing Air Charters (PO Box 1560 A) (2), Visitor Information Center (Po Box 649) (3), Alaska Adventures With Hindman Charters (Tours & Charters; 1101 Wesley) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Tides Inn (307 North 1st) (1), Alaska Pad (1214 Wrangell Ave) (2), Scandia House (110 Nordic Drive North) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Petersburg and their reported violations in the past:

PETERSBURG (Address: 303 S. Second Street , Population served: 3,350, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2010)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2006
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2010)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • One other older monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Alaska:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.2%
Whole state:

66.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.7%
Whole state:

8.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
42 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

People in group quarters in Petersburg in 2000:

  • 28 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 11 people in nursing homes
  • 4 people in military ships
  • 3 people in crews of maritime vessels

Banks with branches in Petersburg (2011 data):

  • First Bank: Petersburg Branch at 103 Nordic Drive, branch established on 1974/07/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $441.5 mil, Deposits: $387.1 mil, headquarters in Ketchikan, AK, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Petersburg Branch at 201 N Nordic Drive, branch established on 1912/02/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Petersburg:

Marital status in Petersburg, AK
  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

For population 25 years and over in Petersburg:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Alaska average:

10.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Petersburg
2008 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Petersburg, AK (based on Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic--
Evangelical Protestant--
Mainline Protestant--
Other--
None--
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area:

8.37 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
This county:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
Alaska:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
State:

6.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area:

25.4%
State:

27.8%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Petersburg:

48.2%
Alaska:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.1%
Alaska:

48.3%

Average BMI:
Petersburg:

29.1
Alaska:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.2%
Alaska:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.8%
State:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Alaska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Petersburg:

34.8%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

55.1%
Alaska:

57.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Petersburg:

78.3%
Alaska:

80.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Petersburg, AK Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 131$479,161$43,89399$51,410
Hospitals 62$309,432$59,89023$38,544
Streets and Highways 38$152,658$48,2089$9,618
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 28$83,126$35,62514$9,182
Other and Unallocable 11$45,780$49,9420$0
Electric Power 11$65,326$71,2650$0
Police Protection - Officers 8$39,970$59,9550$0
Welfare 7$20,920$35,8636$8,064
Police - Other 6$19,286$38,5721$1,364
Financial Administration 6$22,636$45,2720$0
Water Transport and Terminals 6$28,138$56,2760$0
Parks and Recreation 5$16,976$40,74217$8,302
Solid Waste Management 4$14,524$43,5720$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$13,230$52,9201$1,858
Other Government Administration 3$17,440$69,7607$2,250
Firefighters 2$8,906$53,43610$976
Sewerage 2$8,996$53,9760$0
Water Supply 2$10,936$65,6160$0
Local Libraries 1$4,466$53,5923$4,250
Higher Education - Instructional 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Higher Education - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 336$1,361,907$48,640190$135,818

Petersburg government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $3,491,000 ($1195.55)
    Electric Utilities: $1,400,000 ($479.45)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,144,000 ($391.78)
    Water Utilities: $716,000 ($245.21)
    General - Other: $261,000 ($89.38)
    Libraries: $259,000 ($88.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $209,000 ($71.58)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $79,000 ($27.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000 ($16.10)
    Regular Highways: $36,000 ($12.33)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($6.51)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $9,570,000 ($3277.40)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,550,000 ($2928.08)
    Electric Utilities: $5,378,000 ($1841.78)
    Toll Highways: $4,080,000 ($1397.26)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,639,000 ($561.30)
    General - Other: $1,367,000 ($468.15)
    Police Protection: $1,331,000 ($455.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,039,000 ($355.82)
    Public Welfare Institutions: $1,038,000 ($355.48)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $970,000 ($332.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $826,000 ($282.88)
    Financial Administration: $717,000 ($245.55)
    Water Utilities: $662,000 ($226.71)
    Central Staff Services: $582,000 ($199.32)
    Sewerage: $557,000 ($190.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $497,000 ($170.21)
    General Public Buildings: $479,000 ($164.04)
    Libraries: $345,000 ($118.15)
    Correctional Institutions: $340,000 ($116.44)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $207,000 ($70.89)
    Regular Highways: $53,000 ($18.15)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $135,000 ($46.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $440,000 ($150.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $2,044,000 ($700.00)
    Regular Highways: $1,324,000 ($453.42)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $171,000 ($58.56)
    Public Welfare Institutions: $31,000 ($10.62)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,889,000 ($5783.90)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $51,000 ($17.47)

Petersburg government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $9,550,000 ($3270.55)
    Toll Highways: $3,233,000 ($1107.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,130,000 ($386.99)
    Other: $1,088,000 ($372.60)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,047,000 ($358.56)
    Sewerage: $679,000 ($232.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $163,000 ($55.82)
    Housing and Community Development: $130,000 ($44.52)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $37,000 ($12.67)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,000 ($1.03)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $3,000 ($1.03)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $437,000 ($149.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $189,000 ($64.73)
    Other: $98,000 ($33.56)
    Education: $28,000 ($9.59)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,013,000 ($346.92)
    General Revenue - Other: $424,000 ($145.21)
    Sale of Property: $33,000 ($11.30)
    Rents: $29,000 ($9.93)
    Fines and Forfeits: $17,000 ($5.82)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.34)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $5,674,000 ($1943.15)
    Water Utilities: $925,000 ($316.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,786,000 ($3008.90)
    Education: $8,086,000 ($2769.18)
    General Local Government Support: $1,279,000 ($438.01)
    Water Utilities: $156,000 ($53.42)
    Highways: $126,000 ($43.15)
  • Tax - Property: $2,974,000 ($1018.49)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,934,000 ($1004.79)
    Other Selective Sales: $40,000 ($13.70)
    Motor Vehicle License: $33,000 ($11.30)

Petersburg government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,871,000 ($6462.67)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,661,000 ($4678.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,210,000 ($1784.25)

Petersburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,685,000 ($2631.85)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,613,000 ($6031.85)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,000 ($5.14)
Businesses in Petersburg, AK
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1True Value1
New Balance1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Petersburg:

  • KRSA (580 AM; 5 kW; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: NORTHERN LIGHT NETWORK)
  • KINY (800 AM; 10 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA-JUNEAU COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJNO (630 AM; 5 kW; JUNEAU, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KTKN (930 AM; 5 kW; KETCHIKAN, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KENI (650 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFQD (750 AM; 50 kW; ANCHORAGE, AK; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIFW (1230 AM; 1 kW; SITKA, AK; Owner: ALASKA BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KARI (550 AM; 25 kW; BLAINE, WA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Petersburg:

  • KFSK (100.9 FM; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: NARROWS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • K276BD (103.1 FM; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: NARROWS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K216AA (91.1 FM; POINT BAKER, AK; Owner: NARROWS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Petersburg:

  • K15AF (Channel 15; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA)
  • K21CK (Channel 21; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: STATE OF ALASKA/DIV OF TELE. OPER.)
  • K09OU (Channel 9; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: NARROWS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K11QC (Channel 11; PETERSBURG, AK; Owner: NARROWS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Petersburg fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Petersburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 233ft / 70.9mTotal length
  • 6,651Total average daily traffic
  • 203Total average daily truck traffic
  • 9,954Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Petersburg, AK - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 31970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 62000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Petersburg, AK
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Petersburg)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 110 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Petersburg, AK)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Petersburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Petersburg)

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 8. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 20 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Petersburg, AK When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (64.8%), and Outside Fires (17.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Petersburg, AK
    • 8164.8%Structure Fires
    • 2217.6%Outside Fires
    • 2016.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 21.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Petersburg, AK
Most common first names in Petersburg, AK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1273.4 years
James870.1 years
Edward764.4 years
Mary777.3 years
Esther766.0 years
Robert773.7 years
Andrew777.7 years
Anna777.2 years
Carl683.8 years
Mildred677.2 years
Most common last names in Petersburg, AK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Olsen981.0 years
Wikan877.1 years
Birch672.8 years
Lee584.4 years
Israelson583.2 years
Hanson573.8 years
Gjerde579.4 years
Espeseth579.6 years
Lyons581.2 years
Nelson572.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Petersburg, AK
  • 50.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 35.1%Electricity
  • 12.2%Wood
  • 1.0%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Petersburg, AK
  • 57.2%Electricity
  • 37.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.6%Wood
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel


Petersburg compared to Alaska state average:

  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Petersburg on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in crews of maritime vessels (population 1,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military ships (population 1,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories (population 1,000+)"
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2020.