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. Much of the housing stock in Petersburg was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Petersburg is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (17.75%), office and administrative support (13.95%), and food service (9.26%).
Being a small city, Petersburg does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Petersburg are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.96% of adults in Petersburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Petersburg in 2010 was $24,316, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,264 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Petersburg include Irish, English, Swedish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Petersburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.