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Petersburg, Alaska

Petersburg is a city located in Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area, Alaska. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 3,224.


\nPetersburg is located at 56°48'16" North, 132°56'31" West (56.804414, -132.942013)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 119.2 km² (46.0 mi²). 113.6 km² (43.9 mi²) of it is land and 5.6 km² (2.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 4.74% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 3,224 people, 1,240 households, and 849 families residing in the city. The population density is 28.4/km² (73.5/mi²). There are 1,367 housing units at an average density of 12.0/km² (31.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 81.64% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 7.20% Native American, 2.76% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 1.86% from other races, and 6.05% from two or more races. 2.85% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 1,240 households out of which 38.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% are married couples living together, 9.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% are non-families. 25.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.11. In the city the population is spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 108.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 108.0 males. The median income for a household in the city is $49,028, and the median income for a family is $54,934. Males have a median income of $42,135 versus $28,792 for females. The per capita income for the city is $25,827. 5.0% of the population and 3.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 3.5% are under the age of 18 and 4.2% are 65 or older.