Petersburg, West Virginia

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Population in 2012: 2,415 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.3%
 
Males: 947  (39.2%)
Females: 1,468  (60.8%)
Median resident age:  47.1 years
West Virginia median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 26847.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,184 (it was $24,867 in 2000)
Petersburg:

$33,184
WV:

$40,196
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,243 (it was $19,642 in 2000)

Petersburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $108,449 (it was $72,400 in 2000)
Petersburg:

$108,449
WV:

$100,400
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $115,699; Detached houses: $139,416; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $80,151; Mobile homes: $30,524

Median gross rent in 2012: $534.

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Petersburg races chart
  • White alone - 2,303 (93.4%)
  • Hispanic - 85 (3.4%)
  • Black alone - 42 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 25 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Petersburg: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.3%), Irish (14.5%), United States (13.1%), English (7.3%), Swiss (3.7%), Dutch (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1910

Elevation: 937 feet

Land area: 1.63 square miles.

Population density: 1,478 people per square mile   (low).

Petersburg,WV real estate house value index trend

Petersburg, West Virginia map

For population 25 years and over in Petersburg:

  • High school or higher: 80.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Petersburg city:

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

16 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
West Virginia:  1.4%



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Petersburg, West Virginia as of February 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Petersburg to the number of sex offenders is 201 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $537 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $473 (0.5%)

Petersburg satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reston, VA (95.8 miles , pop. 56,407).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Pittsburgh, PA (109.9 miles , pop. 334,563).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (223.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Moorefield, WV (3.1 miles ), Davis, WV (4.5 miles ), Harman, WV (4.7 miles) , Basye, VA (4.7 miles ), Thomas, WV (4.8 miles ), Basye-Bryce Mountain, VA (4.8 miles ), Bayard, WV (4.8 miles ), Gorman, MD (4.9 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $88,100
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $83,400
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $89,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.99 N, Longitude: 79.13 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Home of the Golden Trout

Area code: 304

Petersburg household income distribution Petersburg home values distribution

Crime rates in Petersburg (2001):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 4 assaults (165.7 per 100,000)
  • 5 burglaries (207.1 per 100,000)
  • 13 thefts (538.5 per 100,000)
  • 1 auto theft (41.4 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 75.5 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Crime rates in Petersburg (2004):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 burglaries (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 0.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.0)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.81
West Virginia average:

1.91
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.2%
West Virginia:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -73 (-2.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Religious workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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

Average climate in Petersburg, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Petersburg, West Virginia average temperatures Petersburg, West Virginia average precipitation Petersburg, West Virginia humidity Petersburg, West Virginia wind speed Petersburg, West Virginia snowfall Petersburg, West Virginia sunshine Petersburg, West Virginia clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Petersburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly above West Virginia state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.2 miles away from the Petersburg city center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 46.8 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Petersburg-area historical earthquake activity is near West Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 185.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 209.9 miles away from Petersburg center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 117.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 266.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 188.7 miles away from Petersburg center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 103.0 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 Grant County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Droughts: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Petersburg topographic map

Main business address for: HIGHLANDS BANKSHARES INC /WV/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Petersburg:

  • DAVIS STREET GROUP HOME (26 DAVIS STREET)
  • GRANT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, P O BOX 1019)
  • GRANT MEMORIAL HOMECARE (10 VALLEY VIEW STREET)
  • GRANT COUNTY NURSING HOME (27 EARLY AVENUE)
  • GRANT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (P.O. BOX 1019)

Airports located in Petersburg:

College/University in Petersburg:

  • South Branch Career and Technical Center (Full-time enrollment: 7; Location: 401 Pierpont St; Public; Website: www.southbranchtech.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Petersburg:

  • James Madison University (about 41 miles; Harrisonburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,727)
  • Lord Fairfax Community College (about 47 miles; Middletown, VA; FT enrollment: 4,144)
  • Frostburg State University (about 47 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 51 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Blue Ridge Community College (about 51 miles; Weyers Cave, VA; FT enrollment: 2,891)
  • Shenandoah University (about 54 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 3,010)
  • West Virginia University (about 63 miles; Morgantown, WV; FT enrollment: 27,429)

Public high school in Petersburg:

Private high school in Petersburg:

  • BMF CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 15; Location: FISH HATCHERS RD; Grades: 3 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Petersburg:

Private elementary/middle school in Petersburg:

  • NORTH FORK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 15; Location: HC 59 BOX 217; Grades: 1 - 11)
See full list of schools located in Petersburg

Library in Petersburg:

  • GRANT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $144,654; Location: 18 MT. VIEW STREET; 65,296 books; 920 audio materials; 1,514 video materials; 12 state licensed databases; 56 print serial subscriptions)

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

Main business address in Petersburg: HIGHLANDS BANKSHARES INC /WV/ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Country Music & Vending CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; Johnson Run Road).

Hotels: K & J Motel (309 Virginia Avenue), Hermitage Motor Inn (203 Virginia Avenue), Park Motel (34 North Main Street).

Grant County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

GRANT CO PSD-NORTHFORK-MAYSVILLE (Population served: 4,121, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In AUG-2011. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-20-2011)
USFS STUART PARK WELL 15A (Address: 2499 NORTH FORK HIGHWAY , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-11-2012)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2011), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-15-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2011)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 4 other older monitoring violations
USFS MIDDLE MOUNTAIN CABINS (Address: 2499 NORTH FORK HIGHWAY , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-27-2012)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
USFS SPRUCE KNOB CAMPGROUND 053 (Address: 2499 NORTH FORK HIGHWAY , Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-29-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-31-2014), Fed Formal NOV issued (MAY-09-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAY-22-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-11-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-29-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-08-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-08-2011), St Public Notif received (MAR-04-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2011)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2011)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 other older monitoring violations

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

  • PETERSBURG TOWN OF (Population served: 2,841, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • GRANT CO PSD-US 220 S (Population served: 1,764, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • GRANT COUNTY PSD WELTON ORCHARD (Population served: 218, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • BIG BEND CAMPGROUND 0510 (Address: 2499 NORTH FORK HIGHWAY , Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.9%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.2% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 27.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
West Virginia:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.2%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
117 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Petersburg in 2000:

  • 118 people in nursing homes
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Petersburg, West Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Petersburg compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Petersburg (2011 data):

  • Summit Community Bank, Inc: Petersburg Branch at 90 South Grove Street, branch established on 1883/01/01. Info updated 2007/06/26: Bank assets: $1,442.6 mil, Deposits: $1,025.3 mil, headquarters in Moorefield, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 17 total offices, Holding Company: Summit Financial Group, Inc.
  • Pendleton Community Bank, Inc.: Petersburg Branch at 102 Virginia Avenue, branch established on 1973/09/17. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $253.5 mil, Deposits: $218.5 mil, headquarters in Franklin, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Allegheny Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Grant County Bank: at 3 North Main Street, branch established on 1902/08/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $248.7 mil, Deposits: $209.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Highlands Bankshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Petersburg, West Virginia:

  • Homestead Inn Motel, HC 59 Box 146, Petersburg, WV 26847 , Phone: (304) 257-1049, Fax: (304) 257-9564
  • Fort Hill Motel, Rt 55 W, Petersburg, WV 26847 , Phone: (304) 257-4717, Fax: (304) 257-5178
  • Park Motel, 34 N Main St, Petersburg, WV 26847 , Phone: (304) 257-4656
  • Hermitage Inn, 203 Virginia Ave, Petersburg, WV 26847 , Phone: (304) 257-1711, Fax: (304) 257-4330
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Petersburg, West Virginia

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:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.23%
Here: 43.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the BrethrenAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents30.0%19.7%16.5%13.6%8.5%
Congregations40.5%16.7%7.1%11.9%7.1%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchOther
Adherents5.8%2.1%1.8%0.9%1.2%
Congregations4.8%2.4%2.4%2.4%4.8%
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: 2
Grant County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Grant County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Grant County:

8.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.7%
West Virginia:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

31.4%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

13.1%
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 2$4,982$29,8920$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,485
Police Protection - Officers 3$4,683$18,7320$0
Streets and Highways 9$11,701$15,6010$0
Solid Waste Management 3$5,043$20,1720$0
Sewerage 3$11,070$44,2800$0
Water Supply 4$14,030$42,0900$0
Totals for Government 24$51,509$25,7558$1,485

5.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,202 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
West Virginia average:

5.78%

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 Hardy County, WV  1.41% ($22,557 average AGI)
from Mineral County, WV  0.70% ($29,633)
from Pendleton County, WV  0.35% ($27,000)


5.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,808 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
West Virginia average:

5.65%

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 Hardy County, WV  1.26% ($30,519 average AGI)
to Mineral County, WV  0.61% ($41,308)
to Randolph County, WV  0.23% ($15,800)

Strongest AM radio stations in Petersburg:

  • WELD (690 AM; daytime; 2 kW; FISHER, WV; Owner: SOUTH BRANCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSVA (550 AM; 10 kW; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBTX (1470 AM; 5 kW; BROADWAY-TIMBERVILLE, VA; Owner: MASSANUTTEN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KDKA (1020 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Petersburg:

  • WQWV (103.7 FM; FISHER, WV; Owner: MCGUIRE BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WELD-FM (101.7 FM; PETERSBURG, WV; Owner: SOUTH BRANCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMXH-FM (105.7 FM; LURAY, VA; Owner: EASY RADIO, INC.)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WQPO (100.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WMRA (90.7 FM; HARRISONBURG, VA; Owner: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WTON-FM (94.3 FM; STAUNTON, VA; Owner: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WBHB-FM (96.1 FM; BROADWAY, VA; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WACL (98.5 FM; ELKTON, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WQZK-FM (94.1 FM; KEYSER, WV; Owner: STARCAST SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WVSB (104.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: WEST VA. SCHS. FOR DEAF AND BLIND)
  • W242AD (96.3 FM; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVLS (89.7 FM; MONTEREY, VA; Owner: POCAHONTAS COMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE CORP.)
  • WBHZ (91.9 FM; ELKINS, WV; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Petersburg:

  • WAZT-CA (Channel 10; WOODSTOCK, VA; Owner: RUARCH ASSOCIATES LLC)
  • WGPT (Channel 36; OAKLAND, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)

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

Petersburg, West Virginia:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 15
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 25
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
West Virginia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 59
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 87
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 19
  • Fatalities: 65
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 150
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6
See more detailed statistics of Petersburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 27 meters (89ft)
Total average daily traffic: 34,600
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,502
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 58,257

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Charles L Goldizen, 5 Highland Ave. (Lat: 38.996222 Lon: -79.123361), Type: 30.5, Overall height: 30.5 m
    Registrant: 3055981280, Jtheimer@ieee.Org
  • PAUL MANCINI, Welton Orchard Road (Lat: 39.037222 Lon: -79.090139), Type: 50.0, Overall height: 50 m
    Registrant: 4692297422, Ka8805@att.Com, 5601 LEGACY DRIVE, MS: A-3
  • DAVID J SASKA, Welton Orchard Road (Lat: 39.037222 Lon: -79.090139), Type: 50.0, Overall height: 50 m
    Registrant: 4692297422, Ka8805@att.Com, 5601 LEGACY DRIVE, MS: A-3

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Petersburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Petersburg, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4376.0 years
Mary3880.0 years
William3475.8 years
James3469.7 years
Charles3276.3 years
George2078.0 years
Ruth1980.7 years
Myrtle1883.9 years
Robert1870.7 years
Carl1773.1 years
Most common last names in Petersburg, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Alt6380.3 years
Sites4781.0 years
Ours3378.9 years
Smith3277.9 years
Judy3178.0 years
Kimble2772.7 years
Redman2573.9 years
Riggleman2580.2 years
Mongold2574.0 years
Swick2371.8 years
Businesses in Petersburg, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Pizza Hut1
AT&T1RadioShack1
Arby's1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Ford1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's1
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