Petersburg, West Virginia

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Population in 2019: 2,655 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.6%
 
Males: 1,304  (49.1%)
Females: 1,351  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

50.8 years
West Virginia median age:

42.9 years

Zip codes: 26847.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,841 (it was $24,867 in 2000)
Petersburg:

$37,841
WV:

$48,850

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,153 (it was $19,642 in 2000)

Petersburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $132,830 (it was $72,400 in 2000)
Petersburg:

$132,830
WV:

$124,600

Median gross rent in 2019: $595.

March 2019 cost of living index in Petersburg: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.9%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.9% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Petersburg, WV (2010)
    • 2,30393.4%White alone
    • 853.4%Hispanic
    • 421.7%Black alone
    • 251.0%Two or more races
    • 50.2%Asian alone
    • 40.2%Other race alone
    • 30.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of West Virginia and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Petersburg, West Virginia as of February 28, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Petersburg is 176 to 1.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.38
West Virginia average:

2.29
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Ancestries: German (41.2%), American (13.8%), European (8.7%), English (7.1%), Irish (5.6%), Polish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1910

Elevation: 937 feet

Land area: 1.63 square miles.

Population density: 1,625 people per square mile   (low).

Petersburg, West Virginia map

14 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
West Virginia:

1.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $658 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $490 (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)

Latitude: 38.99 N, Longitude: 79.13 W

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

Area code: 304

Distribution of median household income in Petersburg, WV in 2019
Distribution of house value in Petersburg, WV in 2019
Petersburg satellite photo by USGS

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 Petersburg, WV residents
Average permit cost in Petersburg, WV
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
West Virginia:

5.7%
Most common industries in Petersburg, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (12.4%)
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (6.2%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (13.4%)
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (8.0%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.8%)
  • Wood products (4.3%)
  • Truck transportation (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.7%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Food (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Petersburg, WV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Religious workers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)

Average climate in Petersburg, West Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 significantly above West Virginia state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 98.9 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 185.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 204.7 miles away from Petersburg center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 101.0 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Droughts: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 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 schools in Petersburg:

  • PETERSBURG HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 756, Location: 207 JEFFERSON AVENUE, Grades: 7-12)
  • SOUTH BRANCH VOCATIONAL SCHOOL (Location: 401 PIERPONT STREET, Grades: PK-12)

Private high schools in Petersburg:

  • NORTH FORK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 19, Location: HC 59 BOX 217, Grades: 1-12)
  • BELIEVERS MENNONITE FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 7, Location: HC 33 BOX 261, Grades: 4-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Petersburg:

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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)

Points of interest:

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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)
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

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: $1,442.5 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.

For population 15 years and over in Petersburg:

Marital status in Petersburg, WV
  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 38.6%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in Petersburg:

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
West Virginia average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Petersburg
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Petersburg, WV (based on Grant County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,32622
Evangelical Protestant2,26420
Other4251
Catholic1581
None6,764-
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
Grant County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

8.40 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

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

11.7%
State:

12.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.4%
West Virginia:

31.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Grant County:

13.0%
West Virginia:

13.1%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Petersburg:

49.0%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Petersburg:

44.1%
West Virginia:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Petersburg:

28.5
West Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Petersburg:

24.1%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.2%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Petersburg:

7.0
West Virginia:

6.9

Overweight people:
Petersburg:

32.9%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Petersburg:

53.1%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Petersburg:

75.1%
State:

77.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Petersburg, WV Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 10$16,285$19,5420$0
Water Supply 5$19,526$46,8620$0
Solid Waste Management 3$7,019$28,0760$0
Sewerage 3$15,407$61,6280$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$6,517$26,0680$0
Financial Administration 2$6,934$41,6040$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$3,079
Totals for Government 26$71,688$33,0879$3,079

Petersburg government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $695,000 ($261.77)
    Police Protection: $362,000 ($136.35)
    Central Staff Services: $102,000 ($38.42)
    Financial Administration: $92,000 ($34.65)
    General - Other: $53,000 ($19.96)
    Regular Highways: $32,000 ($12.05)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $25,000 ($9.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($7.53)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $9,000 ($3.39)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($3.01)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.75)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $96,000 ($36.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $180,000 ($67.80)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($4.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000 ($4.52)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $432,000 ($162.71)

Petersburg government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $876,000 ($329.94)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $23,000 ($8.66)
    Other: $10,000 ($3.77)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $171,000 ($64.41)
    Fines and Forfeits: $44,000 ($16.57)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($4.14)
  • Tax - Property: $354,000 ($133.33)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $295,000 ($111.11)
    Public Utilities Sales: $113,000 ($42.56)
    Other License: $29,000 ($10.92)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $7,000 ($2.64)

Petersburg government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,307,000 ($1622.22)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,066,000 ($1531.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $241,000 ($90.77)

Petersburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,044,000 ($393.22)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $330,000 ($124.29)
Businesses in Petersburg, WV
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Pizza Hut1
AT&T1RadioShack1
Arby's1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Ford1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's1

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)
Petersburg fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Petersburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 210ft / 63.7mTotal length
  • $2,405,000Total costs
  • 49,774Total average daily traffic
  • 5,703Total average daily truck traffic
  • 66,183Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Petersburg, WV - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Petersburg, WV

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 24. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 57 took place in 2009, and the least - 2 in 2005. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Petersburg, WV When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (46.6%), and Outside Fires (35.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Petersburg, WV
    • 16546.6%Structure Fires
    • 12635.6%Outside Fires
    • 5014.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 133.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Petersburg, WV

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

  • Homestead Inn Motel, HC 59 Box 146, Petersburg, West Virginia 26847 , Phone: (304) 257-1049, Fax: (304) 257-9564
  • Fort Hill Motel, Rt 55 W, Petersburg, West Virginia 26847 , Phone: (304) 257-4717, Fax: (304) 257-5178
  • Park Motel, 34 N Main St, Petersburg, West Virginia 26847 , Phone: (304) 257-4656
  • Hermitage Inn, 203 Virginia Ave, Petersburg, West Virginia 26847 , Phone: (304) 257-1711, Fax: (304) 257-4330
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Petersburg, West Virginia
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Petersburg, WV
  • 45.9%Electricity
  • 22.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.2%Wood
  • 7.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Petersburg, WV
  • 79.9%Electricity
  • 14.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.3%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood


Petersburg compared to West Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below 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 significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 4 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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