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Petersburg, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Petersburg had a population of 522 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Petersburg is located at latitude 35.3175 and longitude -86.6409 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Petersburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 755 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Petersburg are located in Lincoln County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Marshall County.

The Town of Petersburg (GNIS ID: 2407103) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Petersburg is located within Commissioner District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lincoln County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Petersburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Petersburg: Petersburgh.

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Petersburg, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 522
Population in Households 522
Population in Familes 450
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 555
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 207
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 154
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 245 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 166 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $106,429
Average Home Value $143,862


Median Household Income $40,213
Average Household Income $58,093
Per Capita Income $22,149
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.57% -0.23%
Households -0.65% -0.29%
Families 0.93% -0.39%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   3.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Petersburg, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Petersburg to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 346 19th
Population Density1 # 200 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 238 45th
Median Household Income # 209 51st
Per Capita Income # 199 54th

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