Petersburg is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,531 people and just one neighborhood, Petersburg is the 645th largest community in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Petersburg is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.42% of the Petersburg workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Petersburg is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Petersburg who work in office and administrative support (12.02%), management occupations (11.40%) and sales jobs (9.67%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Petersburg’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Petersburg has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Petersburg has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Petersburg than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Petersburg may be for you.
In Petersburg, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.95 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Petersburg is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.