Petersburg, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Petersburg, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Petersburg had a population of 529 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Petersburg: Petersburgh.

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Petersburg, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 529
Population in Households 529
Population in Familes 458
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 562
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $42,678
Average Household Income $62,016
Per Capita Income $23,577


Total Housing Units 246 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 165 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $113,068
Average Home Value $147,121


Total Households 210
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 156
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.34% -0.08%
Households -0.4% -0.1%
Families 0.97% -0.26%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

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, 2018 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 # 347 19th
Population Density # 199 54th
Diversity Index # 244 43rd
Median Household Income # 189 56th
Per Capita Income # 172 60th

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