Petersburg is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 2,438 people and just one neighborhood, Petersburg is the 20th largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Petersburg is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.72% of the Petersburg workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Petersburg is a city 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 (14.04%), sales jobs (10.88%) and farm management occupations (9.30%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Petersburg is worth considering.
Petersburg is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Petersburg spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 9.75 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.