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Petersburg is a city in Menard County, in the Springfield metro area.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Petersburg is 40.011N. The longitude is -89.848W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 512 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,223.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$34,688
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Petersburg demographic reports
Petersburg is on the Sangamon River
Ranked top home town in the state, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Edgar Lee Masters, writer
Local festivals include:
  • Menard County Fair - July 17-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Petersburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Menard County Historical Museum, Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, Edgar Lee Masters Memorial Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Petersburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Menard County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Springfield area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62675 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

30% of Petersburg residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Petersburg ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Petersburg was $18,718, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Petersburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Petersburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $303.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $763.


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Libraries in Petersburg include Petersburg Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Menard County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Petersburg political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Petersburg workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Petersburg include Riverbank Lodge.

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