Petersburg is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 2,190 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Petersburg is the 463rd largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Petersburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Petersburg is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Petersburg who work in sales jobs (14.39%), office and administrative support (10.48%), and food service (8.94%).
As is often the case in a small city, Petersburg doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Petersburg are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.78% of adults in Petersburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Petersburg in 2010 was $23,124, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,496 for a family of four. However, Petersburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Petersburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Petersburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Petersburg include Irish, English, Dutch, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Petersburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.