For population 25 years and over in Petersburg:
For population 15 years and over in Petersburg city:
16 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $537 (0.5%)
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:
Latitude: 38.99 N, Longitude: 79.13 WNickname or alias (official or unofficial): Home of the Golden Trout
Area code: 304
Crime rates in Petersburg (2001):
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Crime rates in Petersburg (2004):
Population change in the 1990s: -73 (-2.9%).
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-area historical tornado activity is above West Virginia state average. It is 38% 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 significantly below West Virginia state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 77.7 miles away from Petersburg center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
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: Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Droughts: 2, Storms: 2, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Petersburg and their reported violations in the past:GRANT CO PSD-NORTHFORK/MAYSVILLE (Population served: 4148, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:PETERSBURG TOWN OF (Population served: 2750, Surface_water):
Past health violations:GRANT CO PSD-US 220 S (Population served: 1248, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:GRANT CO PSD HEDRICK HILL (Population served: 124, Purch_surface_water):
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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)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
People in group quarters in Petersburg in 2000:
Petersburg compared to West Virginia state average:
Banks with branches in Petersburg (2011 data):
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Petersburg, West Virginia:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Petersburg city (based on Grant County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.23%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,202 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:
5.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,808 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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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
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: