Petersburg is a very small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 2,347 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Petersburg is the 190th largest community in Indiana.
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, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Petersburg who work in office and administrative support (15.36%), sales jobs (12.10%), and teaching (7.91%).
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.
The percentage of people in Petersburg with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.37% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Petersburg in 2010 was $18,364, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,456 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, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Petersburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.