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Petersburg, Indiana
City
City of Petersburg
Petersburg IN.jpg
Location of Petersburg in Pike County, Indiana.
Location of Petersburg in Pike County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 38°29′30″N 87°16′49″W / 38.49167°N 87.28028°W / 38.49167; -87.28028
PETERSBURG INDIANA Latitude and Longitude:

38°29′30″N 87°16′49″W / 38.49167°N 87.28028°W / 38.49167; -87.28028
CountryUnited States
State Indiana
County Pike
Township Washington
Government
 •  MayorR.C. Klipsch
 • City Code InspectorKullen Cook
 • City Services ManagerBrian Davis
 • Clerk/TreasurerTammy Selby
Area [1]
 • Total 1.47 sq mi (3.81 km2)
 • Land1.47 sq mi (3.80 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)  0%
Elevation [2]482 ft (147 m)
Population ( 2010) [3]
 • Total2,383
 • Estimate (2016) [4]2,331
 • Density1,590.04/sq mi (613.91/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 ( CST)
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-5 ( CDT)
ZIP code47567
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code18-59364 [5]
GNIS feature ID 449709
Interstate Highways I-69.svg
Major State Roads Indiana 56.svg Indiana 57.svg Indiana 61.svg Indiana 356.svg
Website http://www.petersburg.in.gov/

Petersburg is a city in Washington Township, Pike County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. [6] The population was 2,383 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Pike County. [7]

Petersburg is part of the Jasper Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Petersburg was laid out in 1817. [8] The city was named for Peter Brenton, an original owner of the town site. [8]:337 A post office has been in operation at Petersburg since 1823. [9]

Geography

Petersburg is located at 38°29′30″N 87°16′49″W / 38.49167°N 87.28028°W / 38.49167; -87.28028 (38.491653, -87.280372). [10]

According to the 2010 census, Petersburg has a total area of 1.474 square miles (3.82 km2), of which 1.47 square miles (3.81 km2) (or 99.73%) is land and 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2) (or 0.27%) is water. [11] The lower portion of the White River runs through the city.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Petersburg has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. [12]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850386
186068376.9%
187092335.1%
18801,19329.3%
18901,49425.2%
19001,75117.2%
19102,17023.9%
19202,3679.1%
19302,60910.2%
19403,07517.9%
19503,035−1.3%
19602,939−3.2%
19702,697−8.2%
19802,98710.8%
19902,449−18.0%
20002,5704.9%
20102,383−7.3%
Est. 20162,331 [4]−2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [13]

2010 census

As the 2010 census, [3] there were 2,383 people, 1,025 households and 592 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,621.1 inhabitants per square mile (625.9/km2). There were 1,134 housing units at an average density of 771.4 per square mile (297.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 1,025 households of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.2% were non-families. 37.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.89.

The median age was 43.8 years. 20% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.6% were from 45 to 64; and 21.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census

At the 2000 census, [5] there were 2,570 people, 1,092 households and 670 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,755.3 per square mile (679.6/km²). There were 1,228 housing units at an average density of 838.7 per square mile (324.7/km²). The racial makeup was 99.07% White, 0.19% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 1,092 households of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.88.

21.6% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median household income was $27,054 and the median family income was $37,460. Males had a median income of $31,510 and females $21,042. The per capita income was $15,158. About 6.7% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.

Industry

One coal-fired power-plant: Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL)'s Petersburg Generating Station, is within two miles of Petersburg. There are also at least two coal mines within ten miles of Petersburg. Hoosier Energy's Frank E. Ratts Generating Station was torn down during late 2016 and early 2017 and the site has been graded and seeded.

Education

Petersburg has a public library, a branch of the Pike County Public Library. [14]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ "Petersburg, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  8. ^ a b History of Pike and Dubois Counties, Indiana. Goodspeed Brothers. p. 336. ISBN  978-5-87521-222-2.
  9. ^ "Pike County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  11. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  12. ^ Climate Summary for Petersburg, Indiana
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  14. ^ "Hours of Operation". Pike County Public Library. Retrieved 14 March 2018.

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