Petersburg, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 2,218 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.5%
 
Males: 991  (44.7%)
Females: 1,227  (55.3%)
Median resident age:

36.9 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62675.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,939 (it was $34,688 in 2000)
Petersburg:

$46,939
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,242 (it was $18,718 in 2000)

Petersburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $97,596 (it was $79,600 in 2000)
Petersburg:

$97,596
IL:

$195,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $563.

March 2019 cost of living index in Petersburg: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.7%
(23.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 6.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Petersburg, IL (2010)
    • 2,18496.6%White alone
    • 281.2%Two or more races
    • 180.8%Hispanic
    • 150.7%Black alone
    • 90.4%Asian alone
    • 60.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Petersburg, Illinois as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Petersburg is 232 to 1.


Crime rates in Petersburg by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2015

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(89.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(91.2)
1
(45.3)
1
(45.7)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(222.6)
3
(133.9)
7
(319.3)
5
(226.6)
4
(182.6)
8
(362.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6
(267.1)
6
(267.9)
15
(684.3)
17
(770.3)
5
(228.3)
5
(226.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
20
(890.5)
22
(982.1)
26
(1,186)
24
(1,087)
21
(958.9)
12
(544.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(222.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(137.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)187.984.8232.2179.0138.4110.2

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City-data.com crime index in Petersburg, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.74
Illinois average:

1.96
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Ancestries: German (33.9%), American (14.7%), English (10.6%), Irish (6.4%), Russian (3.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/14/1882

Land area: 1.35 square miles.

Population density: 1,646 people per square mile   (low).

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14 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,188 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,711 (1.9%)

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:

Lake Petersburg, IL (1.5 miles ),
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 )

Latitude: 40.01 N, Longitude: 89.85 W

Area code: 217

Distribution of median household income in Petersburg, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Petersburg, IL in 2017
Petersburg satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $131,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $131,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $169,300
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $169,300
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $162,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Petersburg, IL residents
Average permit cost in Petersburg, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.4%
Illinois:

4.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+1.1%).
Most common industries in Petersburg, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (17.6%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Construction (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (17.0%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (18.2%)
  • Health care (15.7%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Social assistance (8.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.6%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Petersburg, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Computer specialists (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)

Average climate in Petersburg, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Petersburg, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.2. This is about average.

City:

76.2
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 0.725. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.725
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.68
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Petersburg-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 84% 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 near Illinois state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 150.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 133.5 miles away from Petersburg center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 178.9 miles away from Petersburg center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 151.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 136.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 197.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Menard County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Petersburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Petersburg:

  • MENARD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMEN (1120 NORTH 4TH STREET, SUITE A)
  • MENARD CONVALESCENT CENTER (120 ANTLE STREET)
  • SUNNY ACRES NURSING HOME (19130 SUNNY ACRES ROAD)

Amtrak station near Petersburg:

  • 18 miles: SPRINGFIELD (WASHINGTON & 3RD STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Petersburg:

  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 24 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,748)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 24 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • Millikin University (about 48 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • Bradley University (about 50 miles; Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 5,152)
  • Illinois Central College (about 52 miles; East Peoria, IL; FT enrollment: 7,158)
  • Richland Community College (about 52 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Western Illinois University (about 55 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)

Public high school in Petersburg:

Public elementary/middle schools in Petersburg:

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Library in Petersburg:

  • PETERSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $87,299; Location: 220 SOUTH SIXTH STREET; 18,111 books; 452 audio materials; 688 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 17 state licensed databases; 103 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Petersburg: Menard County Historical Museum (A), Menard County Courthouse (B), Menard County Emergency Medical Services (C), Petersburg Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Petersburg include: Bethlehem Lutheran Church (A), Central Presbyterian Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), First Christian Church (D), Petersburg Foursquare Church (E), Petersburg United Methodist Church (F), Saint Pauls United Church of Christ (G), Saint Peter Catholic Church (H), Seventh Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Petersburg: Petersburg Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Bill Krieg - Baseball player, Harris Laning - Admiral, Carrie L. Hoyt - Politician, Edward Laning - Artist, William B. McKinley - Politician.

Menard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.7%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.5%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
41 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
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

Banks with branches in Petersburg (2011 data):

  • National Bank of Petersburg: National Bank Of Petersburg at 321 North Sixth Street, branch established on 1948/07/27; Petersburg Branch at 422 South Sixth Street, branch established on 1865/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $137.8 mil, Deposits: $120.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Nbp Financial Services, Inc.
  • Athens State Bank: Petersburg Office Branch at 420 East Sangamon, branch established on 2007/06/01; New Salem Highway 97 Branch at 14202 State Highway 97, branch established on 2011/02/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $120.4 mil, Deposits: $108.2 mil, headquarters in Athens, IL, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Athens Bancorp, Inc.
  • Petefish, Skiles & Co.: Petersburg Branch at 121 North 6th Street, branch established on 1965/10/02. Info updated 2009/08/04: Bank assets: $179.4 mil, Deposits: $153.6 mil, headquarters in Virginia, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Petefish, Skiles Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Petersburg:

Marital status in Petersburg, IL
  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 44.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 18.6%

For population 25 years and over in Petersburg:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Illinois average:

12.2

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

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Religion statistics for Petersburg, IL (based on Menard County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,03418
Mainline Protestant1,7659
Catholic9542
Other5-
None6,947-
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: 3
Here:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Menard County:

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Here:

8.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Menard County:

27.2%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Menard County:

12.7%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Petersburg:

48.9%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Petersburg:

45.6%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Petersburg:

28.8
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Petersburg:

22.7%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.0%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Petersburg:

35.9%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Petersburg:

54.9%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.9%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Petersburg, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 5$26,910$64,5842$2,720
Police Protection - Officers 4$25,270$75,8104$3,636
Water Supply 4$26,442$79,3262$1,448
Local Libraries 2$5,512$33,0722$608
Sewerage 2$10,832$64,9920$0
Financial Administration 1$6,328$75,93610$1,147
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 18$101,294$67,52920$9,559

Petersburg government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $433,000 ($195.22)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $516,000 ($232.64)
    Regular Highways: $336,000 ($151.49)
    Central Staff Services: $262,000 ($118.12)
    Police Protection: $237,000 ($106.85)
    Sewerage: $174,000 ($78.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $101,000 ($45.54)
    Libraries: $98,000 ($44.18)
    General - Other: $69,000 ($31.11)
    General Public Buildings: $32,000 ($14.43)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($8.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($2.71)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.45)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,000 ($1.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $136,000 ($61.32)
    Water Utilities: $35,000 ($15.78)
    Sewerage: $27,000 ($12.17)
    Regular Highways: $25,000 ($11.27)
    Libraries: $24,000 ($10.82)
    Police Protection: $21,000 ($9.47)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $758,000 ($341.75)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $113,000 ($50.95)

Petersburg government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $293,000 ($132.10)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $34,000 ($15.33)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $48,000 ($21.64)
    Fines and Forfeits: $26,000 ($11.72)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($4.06)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $846,000 ($381.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $586,000 ($264.20)
    Highways: $499,000 ($224.98)
    Other: $17,000 ($7.66)
  • Tax - Property: $345,000 ($155.55)
    Other License: $58,000 ($26.15)

Petersburg government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,045,000 ($1823.72)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,815,000 ($1720.02)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $230,000 ($103.70)

Petersburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,038,000 ($1369.70)

5.96% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,029 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Sangamon County, IL  3.68% ($51,042 average AGI)
Businesses in Petersburg, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Hardee's1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
DHL1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Petersburg:

  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAY (970 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WVEL (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PEKIN, IL)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WMBD (1470 AM; 5 kW; PEORIA, IL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Petersburg:

  • WLWJ (88.1 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WYVR (97.7 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WDBR (103.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WFMB-FM (104.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNNS (98.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WYMG (100.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WLUJ (89.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WUIS (91.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF IL AT SPRINGFIELD)
  • WVIL (101.3 FM; VIRGINIA, IL; Owner: MARK J. LANGSTON)
  • WMHX (93.9 FM; LINCOLN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WQNA (88.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPITAL AREA CAREER CENTER)

TV broadcast stations around Petersburg:

  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCFN (Channel 49; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • W08DP (Channel 8; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC'L TELECOMM. CORPORATION)
  • W33AY (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W28BE (Channel 28; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: THE MARIAN CENTER)
Petersburg fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Petersburg fatal accident list:

Apr 16, 2014 04:53 AM, Sr-123, Lat: 40.013261, Lon: -89.826886, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jun 18, 2005 09:55 PM, Sr-97, Lat: 40.009000, Lon: -89.848490, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 167ft / 51.1mTotal length
  • 21,025Total average daily traffic
  • 1,686Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,728Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Petersburg, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Petersburg, IL

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 31. The highest number of fires - 52 took place in 2009, and the least - 16 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Petersburg, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (46.7%), and Structure Fires (37.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Petersburg, IL
    • 24546.7%Outside Fires
    • 19637.3%Structure Fires
    • 5811.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 265.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Petersburg, IL
Most common first names in Petersburg, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William6473.6 years
John6377.0 years
Mary5683.7 years
James5471.3 years
Helen3582.0 years
Robert3369.0 years
Anna3385.0 years
George3178.5 years
Dorothy2680.2 years
Harry2379.6 years
Most common last names in Petersburg, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2781.7 years
Miller2580.1 years
Thomas1780.0 years
Bell1481.3 years
Johnson1488.3 years
Allen1475.6 years
Denton1381.8 years
Watkins1284.8 years
White1274.2 years
Wilson1270.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Petersburg, IL
  • 84.4%Utility gas
  • 14.2%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Petersburg, IL
  • 61.6%Utility gas
  • 36.6%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Petersburg compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 15 pilots and 23 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2020.