Petersburg, Indiana

Petersburg is a city in Washington Township, Pike County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,570 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Pike County.


Petersburg is located at (38.491653, -87.280372).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,570 people, 1,092 households, and 670 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,755.3 people per square mile (679.6/km²). There were 1,228 housing units at an average density of 838.7/sq mi (324.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.07% White, 0.19% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 1,092 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 35.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,054, and the median income for a family was $37,460. Males had a median income of $31,510 versus $21,042 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,158. About 6.7% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 16.7% of those age 65 or over.


Two coal-fired power-plants, Hoosier Energy's Frank E. Ratts Generating Station and Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL)'s Petersburg Generating Station are within 2 miles of Petersburg.


Petersburg will be hosting the 2008 Official Indiana State Picking and Fiddling Contest. Petersburg has a Long History with the official state contest, and has hosted it many times in the past.

Notable People from Petersburg


External links

Indiana State Picking and Fiddling Contest

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