For population 25 years and over in Petersburg:
For population 15 years and over in Petersburg city:
13 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $2,063 (2.1%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (19.1 miles , pop. 111,454).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (98.0 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (170.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Tallula, IL (2.6 miles ), Athens, IL (2.8 miles ), Greenview, IL (2.8 miles ), Oakford, IL (2.9 miles ), Pleasant Plains, IL (3.2 miles ), Cantrall, IL (3.3 miles) , Ashland, IL (3.5 miles ), Kilbourne, IL (3.6 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 40.01 N, Longitude: 89.85 W
Area code: 217
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Petersburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+1.1%).
Work and jobs in Petersburg: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Petersburg, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Petersburg-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 173% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/14/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.8 miles away from the Petersburg city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 5/13/1995, a category F4 tornado 31.6 miles away from the city center injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Petersburg-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/2/1990 at 07:01:47, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/1993 at 13:56:23, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, 3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.1 miles away from Petersburg center
On 4/24/1990 at 09:41:24, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 91.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Menard County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Bill Krieg - Baseball player, Harris Laning - Admiral, Carrie L. Hoyt - Politician, Edward Laning - Artist, William B. McKinley - Politician.
Amtrak station near Petersburg:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Petersburg:
Public high school in Petersburg:
See full list of schools located in Petersburg, School District: PORTA COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 202
Public elementary/middle schools in Petersburg:
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2000 was 25.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 15.5%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
15 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
52 people in nursing homes in 2000
28 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Petersburg compared to Illinois state average:
Banks with branches in Petersburg (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Petersburg (based on Menard County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.30%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Petersburg government finances in 2002(per resident):
7.09% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,528 average adjusted gross income)
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:
7.46% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,647 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 13 meters (43ft)
Total average daily traffic: 4,100
Total average daily truck traffic: 490
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 4,420
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Petersburg)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Petersburg, IL)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Petersburg)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Petersburg)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Petersburg, IL
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2013.