Petersburg, Alaska Population 2024

3,224

Petersburg is a city located in Petersburg County Alaska. Petersburg has a 2024 population of 3,224. It is also the county seat of Petersburg County.Petersburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.53% annually and its population has decreased by since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 0 in 2020.

The average household income in Petersburg is $95,937 with a poverty rate of 4.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Petersburg is 49.8 years, 50.5 years for males, and 49.6 years for females.

Petersburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Petersburg was:

  • White: 57.01%
  • Asian: 18.15%
  • Two or more races: 11.49%
  • Native American: 8.08%
  • Other race: 3.62%
  • Black or African American: 1.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.48%
State
Alaska
Land Area (mi²)
44.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
73.0/sq mi
The current population of Petersburg, Alaska is 3,224 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.

Petersburg, Alaska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,89157.01%
Asian60218.15%
Two or more races38111.49%
Native American2688.08%
Other race1203.62%
Black or African American391.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander160.48%
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Petersburg Population by Race

Petersburg Population Pyramid 2024

Petersburg Median Age

49.8

Total

50.5

Male

49.6

Female

Petersburg Adults

There are 2,711 adults, (821 of whom are seniors) in Petersburg.

Petersburg Age Dependency

75.5

Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Petersburg Sex Ratio

Female1,67650.53%
Male1,64149.47%

Petersburg Population by Age

Petersburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2252.673.626.4
Married6983.0387.112.9
Non Family3881.2454.645.4
Female923.335050
Male476.1376.623.4
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3.16

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

73.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Petersburg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Petersburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Petersburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 34.35%.

Petersburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,766

Average Earnings

$35,489

Average Male

$36,563

Average Female

Petersburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Petersburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Petersburg Language

75.92% of Petersburg residents speak only English, while 24.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 15.9% of the population.

Petersburg Language

Petersburg Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,748623.55%
Multiple372256.72%
Native265228.3%
Asian602223.65%
Hispanic306123.92%
Other12086.67%
Black39615.38%
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4.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.11%

Male Poverty Rate

5.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Petersburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Petersburg is Black, with 15.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Petersburg is White, with 3.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.89%.

Petersburg Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School4.43%
Some College4.42%
Less Than 9th Grade3.63%
Bachelors or Greater1.97%
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Petersburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed19.05%
Male Unemployed11.9%
Male Employed2.76%
Female Employed2.55%
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Petersburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Petersburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Petersburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.4%

Male Marriage Rate

58.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Petersburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Petersburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Petersburg Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Petersburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

222

Number of Veterans

198

Male Veterans

24

Female Veterans

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Petersburg Veterans by War

count

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Petersburg Veterans by Age

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Petersburg Veterans by Race

Petersburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

60.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Petersburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Petersburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Petersburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Petersburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

33.46%

Born in Petersburg

78.81%

Native Born

21.19%

Foreign Born

8.23%

Non Citizen

12.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.81% of Petersburg residents were born in the United States, with 33.46% having been born in Alaska. 8.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Petersburg Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20003,224170.53%
19903,20738613.68%
19802,82182141.05%
19702,00050033.33%
19601,500-100-6.25%
19501,60030023.08%
19401,3001008.33%
19301,20030033.33%
1920900
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Petersburg Population by Year