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Major fishing port
Petersburg is in Wrangell-Petersburg census area.
The community was named for Peter Buschmann, who developed a cannery and sawmill here.
The latitude of Petersburg is 56.812N. The longitude is -132.955W.Elevation is 36 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,019.
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15% of Petersburg residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Petersburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Petersburg was $25,827, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Petersburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Petersburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $576. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,266.
Libraries in Petersburg include Petersburg Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Petersburg include Petersburg Pilot
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KFSK.
The average commute time for Petersburg workers is 12 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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