Petersburg, North Dakota

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Population in 2014: 185 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.1%
 
Males: 89  (48.4%)
Females: 96  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  36.2 years
North Dakota median age:  35.0 years

Zip code: 58272

Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,466 (it was $37,679 in 2000)
Petersburg:

$43,466
ND:

$60,656

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,558 (it was $17,634 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $87,448 (it was $43,000 in 2000)
Petersburg:

$87,448
ND:

$184,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $88,661; Detached houses: $86,932

Median gross rent in 2016: $454.

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  • Races in Petersburg, ND (2010)

    Petersburg races chart
    • 18395.3%White alone
    • 52.6%Hispanic
    • 21.0%American Indian alone
    • 10.5%Black alone
    • 10.5%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Petersburg: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.5%), English (15.5%), Norwegian (12.7%), European (10.6%), Czech (2.1%), Irish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1530 feet

Land area: 1.03 square miles.

Population density: 179 people per square mile   (very low).

Petersburg, North Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Petersburg:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Petersburg city:

  • Never married: 36.4%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

6 residents are foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 0.5% Europe).

This city:

2.7%
North Dakota:

3.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $534 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $370 (0.4%)

Petersburg satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fargo, ND (96.5 miles , pop. 90,599).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (308.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (660.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Michigan City, ND (2.4 miles ), Niagara, ND (2.5 miles) , Dahlen, ND (3.3 miles) , Lakota, ND (4.0 miles ), Fordville, ND (4.1 miles ), Larimore, ND (4.3 miles ), McVille, ND (4.3 miles ), Inkster, ND (4.4 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $20,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 48.01 N, Longitude: 98.00 W

Area code: 701

Petersburg household income distribution Petersburg home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
North Dakota:

2.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -22 (-10.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Utilities (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (22%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Average climate in Petersburg, North Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Petersburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Dakota state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/26/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.0 miles away from the Petersburg city center killed one person and injured 18 people and caused $50 million in damages.

On 8/26/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Petersburg-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below North Dakota state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 649.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 186.6 miles away from Petersburg center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 271.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 180.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 162.8 miles away from Petersburg center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 460.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Nelson County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 11, Snows: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Petersburg topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Petersburg:

  • University of North Dakota (about 44 miles; Grand Forks, ND; Full-time enrollment: 12,858)
  • Northland Community and Technical College (about 86 miles; Thief River Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 2,717)
  • North Dakota State University-Main Campus (about 96 miles; Fargo, ND; FT enrollment: 12,680)
  • Minnesota State University-Moorhead (about 99 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 6,096)
  • Concordia College at Moorhead (about 99 miles; Moorhead, MN; FT enrollment: 2,767)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (about 137 miles; Wahpeton, ND; FT enrollment: 2,318)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 150 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)

Public high school in Petersburg:

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Notable location: Petersburg Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Nelson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 26.2%
(18.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.0% for Black residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
North Dakota:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.4%
Whole state:  60.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.6%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Petersburg (2011 data):

  • Choice Financial Group: Petersburg Branch at 202 South Fifth Street, branch established on 1995/01/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $593.8 mil, Deposits: $513.0 mil, headquarters in Grafton, ND, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Choice Financial Holdings, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
North Dakota average:

9.6

Petersburg travel time to work - commute Petersburg mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Petersburg city (based on Nelson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,41114
Catholic4294
Evangelical Protestant1685
Other2-
None116-
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: 2
Nelson County:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Nelson County:

3.11 / 10,000 pop.
North Dakota:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Nelson County:

12.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

18.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.9%
North Dakota:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Nelson County:

27.2%
North Dakota:

27.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Petersburg:

52.4%
North Dakota:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Petersburg:

52.8%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Petersburg:

18.4%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Petersburg:

12.2%
North Dakota:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Petersburg:

41.2%
North Dakota:

33.2%

General health condition:
This city:

57.0%
North Dakota:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.6%
North Dakota:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Petersburg, ND Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$309
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$63
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$371
Totals for Government 0$0 8$743

Petersburg government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $15,000 ($81.08)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($75.68)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($54.05)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($21.62)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($16.22)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($5.41)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($5.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $24,000 ($129.73)

Petersburg government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,000 ($43.24)
    All Other: $5,000 ($27.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000 ($27.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $9,000 ($48.65)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($10.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000 ($27.03)
  • Tax - Property: $11,000 ($59.46)
    NEC: $1,000 ($5.41)

Petersburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $43,000 ($232.43)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

5.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,628 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
North Dakota average:

7.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ramsey County, ND  1.11% ($31,200 average AGI)
from Cass County, ND  0.81% ($24,909)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.81% ($26,455)


5.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,850 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
North Dakota average:

7.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Grand Forks County, ND  1.70% ($36,478 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Petersburg:

  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KNOX (1310 AM; 5 kW; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: LEIGHTON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KCNN (1590 AM; 5 kW; EAST GRAND FORKS, MN; Owner: KRAD, INC.)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSJB (600 AM; 5 kW; JAMESTOWN, ND; Owner: CHESTERMAN COMM. JAMESTOWN, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KFNW (1200 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KMAV (1520 AM; daytime; 3 kW; MAYVILLE, ND; Owner: R & J BROADCASTING)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KQWB (1660 AM; 10 kW; WEST FARGO, ND; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WDAY (970 AM; 5 kW; FARGO, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KXPO (1340 AM; 1 kW; GRAFTON, ND; Owner: KGPC COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Petersburg:

  • KGFE (Channel 2; GRAND FORKS, ND; Owner: PRAIRIE PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDAZ-TV (Channel 8; DEVILS LAKE, ND; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • KXJB-TV (Channel 4; VALLEY CITY, ND; Owner: CATAMOUNT BROADCASTING OF FARGO LLC)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Cindy B Ritteman, W Side Of Hwy 32 8 3/4 Mile S (Lat: 47.878861 Lon: -97.990667), Type: 128.0, Overall height: 15.8 m, Registrant: 7012472474, Crittema@pioneer.State.Nd.Us, 210 W B AVE.
  • CINDY B RITTEMAN, W Side Of Hwy 32 8 3/4 Mile S (Lat: 47.878861 Lon: -97.990667), Type: 128.0, Overall height: 15.8 m, Registrant: 7012472474, Crittema@pioneer.State.Nd.Us, 210 W B AVE.
  • 5.2 Km Ese (Lat: 48.003611 Lon: -97.935278), Type: 70.1, Overall height: 60.3 m, Registrant: 7013286935, Ccmail.Jday@ranch.State.Nd.Us, 216 AIRPORT RD
  • 1.5 Miles South (Lat: 47.986111 Lon: -98.010000), Type: 80.7, Overall height: 80.7 m, Registrant: 7017954305, Dschmitt@minnkota.Com

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Petersburg, ND)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • PETERSBURG, 1.5 Miles South (Lat: 47.986250 Lon: -98.010056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 80.7 m, Call Sign: WNER296
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.218 MHz, 952.218 MHzGrant Date: 06/14/2012, Expiration Date: 06/18/2022Registrant: Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc., 1822 Mill Road, Grand Forks, ND 58208, Phone: (701) 795-4000, Fax: (701) 795-4333, Email:
  • Petersburg, 1.5 Mi. S Of (Lat: 47.986111 Lon: -98.010000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 80.7 m, Call Sign: WQCC461
    Assigned Frequencies: 6685.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/23/2015, Expiration Date: 01/28/2025, Certifier: Daniel R SchmittRegistrant: Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc., 1822 Mill Road, Grand Forks, ND 58208-3200, Phone: (701) 795-4305, Fax: (701) 795-4333, Email:
  • PETERSBURG, 1.5 Miles South (Lat: 47.986250 Lon: -98.010056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 80.7 m, Call Sign: WQFL693
    Assigned Frequencies: 6785.00 MHzGrant Date: 08/11/2006, Expiration Date: 08/11/2016, Certifier: Daniel R SchmittRegistrant: Comsearch, 19700 Janelia Farm Boulevard, Ashburn, VA 20147, Phone: (703) 726-5500, Fax: (703) 726-5595, Email:
  • 9 Mi N Of Petersburg (Lat: 48.138306 Lon: -97.993417), Structure height: 445.3 m, Overall height: 92.7 m, Call Sign: WBG622
    Assigned Frequencies: 2093.00 MHzGrant Date: 03/16/1994, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 07/12/2010Registrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 719-4239, Fax: (202) 719-7049, Email:
  • STATION, 1.5 Mi S Of (Lat: 47.986917 Lon: -98.010083), Overall height: 74.7 m, Call Sign: WEF822
    Assigned Frequencies: 1985.00 MHzGrant Date: 07/22/1999, Expiration Date: 07/21/2009, Cancellation Date: 07/14/2009Registrant: Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc., 1822 Mill Road, Grand Forks, ND 58208-3200, Phone: (701) 795-4305, Fax: (701) 795-4333, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6214J , Serial Number: 28-7625231, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 06/04/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Neil V Dba Reiten, 3423 118th Ave Ne, Petersburg, ND 58272, Other Owners: Farms Reiten

Drinking water stations with addresses in Petersburg that have no violations reported:

  • TRI-COUNTY WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 2,538, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Wood (4%)

Petersburg compared to North Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
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