Petersburg is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 1,180 people and just one neighborhood, Petersburg is the 454th largest community in Michigan. Petersburg has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Petersburg is a blue-collar town, with 40.92% 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, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Petersburg who work in office and administrative support (18.00%), business and financial occupations (8.35%), and sales jobs (7.86%).
A relatively large number of people in Petersburg telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.88% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The citizens of Petersburg are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.51% of adults in Petersburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Petersburg in 2018 was $27,369, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,476 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 German, Irish, French, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Petersburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 12.0% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of Michigan. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more German and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 41.3% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 1.5% have Finnish ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Petersburg are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 59.6% of the neighborhoods in America. With 24.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 73.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 35.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 35.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (16.7%), and 11.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Petersburg, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (41.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (12.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.8%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (9.4%), along with some French ancestry residents (6.6%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.5% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (82.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.