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
Petersburg is a blue-collar town, with 38.72% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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.
One of the nice things about Petersburg is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One of the benefits of Petersburg is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 9.75 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.