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Population in 2012: 2,975 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.7%
 

Males: 1,573  (52.9%)
Females: 1,402  (47.1%)

Median resident age:  41.4 years
Alaska median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 99833.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $64,225 (it was $49,028 in 2000)
Petersburg:

$64,225
AK:

$67,712
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,220

Petersburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $226,349 (it was $164,400 in 2000)
Petersburg:

$226,349
AK:

$245,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $190,178; Detached houses: $222,855; Townhouses or other attached units: $264,132; In 2-unit structures: $237,445; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $234,170; Mobile homes: $36,824; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $37,796

Median gross rent in 2012: $793.

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  • White alone - 2,410 (76.2%)
  • Two or more races - 308 (9.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 169 (5.3%)
  • Hispanic - 150 (4.7%)
  • Asian alone - 76 (2.4%)
  • Black alone - 50 (1.6%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Petersburg: 113.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (14.6%), Norwegian (13.4%), Irish (7.2%), English (7.0%), Scottish (3.5%), Italian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: AKST time zone

Incorporated in 1910

Land area: 43.9 square miles.

Population density: 68 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Petersburg:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Petersburg city:

  • Never married: 34.3%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

177 residents are foreign born (2.0% Asia, 0.9% Africa).

This city:  5.6%
Alaska:  6.4%



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Petersburg, Alaska as of September 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Petersburg to the number of sex offenders is 331 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,189 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,236 (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) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 38 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $123,400
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $207,600
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $168,200
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $217,100
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $400,000
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $193,300
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $214,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 56.80 N, Longitude: 132.94 W

Area code: 907

Petersburg household income distribution Petersburg home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Petersburg by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000010010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.032.70.00.035.20.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000010000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.032.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 3625538011928121312
per 100,000 1102.6755.3158.498.4261.60.034.6669.21005.7429.0433.3399.6
Burglaries 910812228627911715
per 100,000 275.7302.1253.4393.4719.4263.2207.6951.0323.3393.3233.3499.5
Thefts 541096176731021031181006212285
per 100,000 1653.93293.11932.22491.82387.23356.43564.04156.43592.02216.74066.72830.5
Auto thefts 136213313831126
per 100,000 398.2181.363.4426.298.1427.8276.8105.735.935.866.7199.8
Arson 120000000100
per 100,000 30.660.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.035.80.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 342.4322.7133.5183.4285.0189.4188.7451.6375.3207.6274.6247.4

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.66
Alaska average:

1.76

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Petersburg, Alaska accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data


Population change in the 1990s: +20 (+0.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (36%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (22%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Food processing workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Petersburg: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Petersburg, Alaska

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Earthquake activity:

Petersburg-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Alaska state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/2001 at 09:26:20, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/2004 at 02:21:04, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 ML, 3.9 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.5 miles away from Petersburg center
On 9/7/2006 at 12:41:19, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, 3.5 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/2004 at 10:16:56, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, 3.5 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 46.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/2007 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 58.2 miles away from Petersburg center
On 8/14/2007 at 17:00:07, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 ML, 3.1 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Hospitals/medical centers in Petersburg:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Petersburg, AK

Airports and other landing facilities located in Petersburg:


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Local government website: www.ci.petersburg.ak.us

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Petersburg:

  • University of Alaska Anchorage (about 672 miles; Anchorage, AK; Full-time enrollment: 7,786)
  • Whatcom Community College (about 705 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 2,471)
  • Western Washington University (about 708 miles; Bellingham, WA; FT enrollment: 12,991)
  • Skagit Valley College (about 730 miles; Mount Vernon, WA; FT enrollment: 2,820)
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (about 746 miles; Fairbanks, AK; FT enrollment: 4,287)
  • Everett Community College (about 757 miles; Everett, WA; FT enrollment: 3,612)
  • Edmonds Community College (about 765 miles; Lynnwood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,635)

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)

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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: 1401 RESERVOIR ROAD , Population served: 2970, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In AUG-1999
Past monitoring violations:
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In APR-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In FEB-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • M&R Filter Turbidity Reporting - In JAN-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.0%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.0% for Black residents, 29.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.4% for American Indian residents, 41.4% for other race residents, 5.4% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Petersburg, AK

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

Petersburg compared to Alaska state average:

Petersburg, Alaska environmental map by EPA

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


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Petersburg travel time to work - commute


Petersburg mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (52%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Utility gas (6%)

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.42%
Here38.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSalvation ArmyEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents22.5%22.4%16.6%8.6%6.9%
Congregations12.5%12.5%8.3%12.5%8.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents6.7%5.5%3.5%3.4%3.8%
Congregations12.5%4.2%8.3%8.3%12.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.0%
Alaska:

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

25.4%
Alaska:

27.8%

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

Petersburg government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $3,805,000 ($1278.99)
    Water Utilities: $2,988,000 ($1004.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $471,000 ($158.32)
    General - Other: $37,000 ($12.44)
    General Public Buildings: $29,000 ($9.75)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,000 ($2.02)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,965,000 ($2341.18)
    Electric Utilities: $3,913,000 ($1315.29)
    Hospitals: $3,801,000 ($1277.65)
    Toll Highways: $2,407,000 ($809.08)
    General - Other: $1,218,000 ($409.41)
    Regular Highways: $1,067,000 ($358.66)
    Police Protection: $966,000 ($324.71)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $901,000 ($302.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $844,000 ($283.70)
    Financial Administration: $640,000 ($215.13)
    Water Utilities: $614,000 ($206.39)
    Public Welfare Institutions: $591,000 ($198.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $563,000 ($189.24)
    Sewerage: $530,000 ($178.15)
    Central Staff Services: $479,000 ($161.01)
    Local Fire Protection: $420,000 ($141.18)
    Housing and Community Development: $415,000 ($139.50)
    General Public Buildings: $313,000 ($105.21)
    Correctional Institutions: $295,000 ($99.16)
    Libraries: $236,000 ($79.33)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000 ($7.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $513,000 ($172.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $6,931,000 ($2329.75)
    Electric Utilities: $215,000 ($72.27)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $69,000 ($23.19)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($4.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($1.68)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,092,000 ($4400.67)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $101,000 ($33.95)

Petersburg government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $3,801,000 ($1277.65)
    Toll Highways: $2,501,000 ($840.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $910,000 ($305.88)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $861,000 ($289.41)
    All Other: $613,000 ($206.05)
    Sewerage: $608,000 ($204.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $124,000 ($41.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $121,000 ($40.67)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $44,000 ($14.79)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $11,000 ($3.70)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $7,000 ($2.35)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $2,519,000 ($846.72)
    All Other: $2,243,000 ($753.95)
    General Local Government Support: $289,000 ($97.14)
    Housing and Community Development: $153,000 ($51.43)
    Education: $31,000 ($10.42)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $773,000 ($259.83)
    General Revenue, NEC: $621,000 ($208.74)
    Rents: $41,000 ($13.78)
    Fines and Forfeits: $15,000 ($5.04)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($0.67)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,427,000 ($1488.07)
    Water Utilities: $663,000 ($222.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $4,740,000 ($1593.28)
    All Other: $3,260,000 ($1095.80)
    General Local Government Support: $1,016,000 ($341.51)
    Water Utilities: $437,000 ($146.89)
    Highways: $68,000 ($22.86)
    Electric Utilities: $30,000 ($10.08)
    Public Welfare: $13,000 ($4.37)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($2.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000 ($1.01)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,741,000 ($921.34)
    Property: $2,553,000 ($858.15)
    Other Selective Sales: $40,000 ($13.45)
    Motor Vehicle License: $37,000 ($12.44)
    Other License: $9,000 ($3.03)

Petersburg government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,563,000 ($6239.66)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,538,000 ($4550.59)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,145,000 ($2065.55)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,120,000 ($376.47)

Petersburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,599,000 ($6587.90)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $70,000 ($23.53)

7.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,444 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.08%
Alaska average:

9.33%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Juneau City and Borough, AK  0.93% ($34,143 average AGI)
from Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.49% ($35,182)


8.66% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,849 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.66%
Alaska average:

9.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Juneau City and Borough, AK  1.04% ($33,292 average AGI)
to Anchorage Municipality, AK  0.70% ($36,438)
to Sitka City and Borough, AK  0.61% ($21,714)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Petersburg, Alaska:
  • Fatal accident count: 6
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 7
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Alaska average:
  • Fatal accident count: 136
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 199
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 63
  • Fatalities: 149
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 364
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

Petersburg fatal accident list:

Apr 5, 2005 09:54 PM, Nordic Drive, Sing Lee Alley, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 25, 2004 09:50 AM, Mitkof Highway, Cemetary Road, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jan 10, 2003 09:40 PM, Sing Lee Alley, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Jan 15, 2000 05:11 PM, Mitkof Hwy, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 31, 1992 11:51 PM, Mitkof Hwy, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Pedestrians: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 2, 1992 11:30 PM, Nordic Dr, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 100 meters (328ft)
Total average daily traffic: 6,617
Total average daily truck traffic: 207
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 10,181

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Petersburg, AK

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Petersburg)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Petersburg, AK)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (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: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Petersburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 27 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Petersburg)


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
Businesses in Petersburg, AK
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1True Value1
New Balance1U-Haul1

Petersburg on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average yearly precipitation"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2001 and 2006"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
  • #13 (99833) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2004 (pop 1,000+)"
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