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Petersburgh is a town in Rensselaer County, in the Albany metro area.
The community was named for Peter Simmons, settler
The latitude of Petersburgh is 42.783N. The longitude is -73.336W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 554 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,563.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Petersburgh demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rensselaer County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Albany area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12138 ZIP code.
14% of Petersburgh residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Petersburgh ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Petersburgh was $21,249, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Petersburgh residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Petersburgh, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $430. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $915.
Libraries in Petersburgh include Petersburg Public Library ... View libraries
Rensselaer County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Petersburgh political report.
The average commute time for Petersburgh workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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