Petersburg, North Dakota

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Petersburg is a city in Nelson County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 195 at the 2000 census. Petersburg was founded in 1884.



Petersburg is located at 48°0′37″N 98°0′3″W / 48.01028°N 98.00083°W / 48.01028; -98.00083 (48.010224, -98.000698).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²) of it is land and 0.96% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 195 people, 82 households, and 51 families residing in the city. The population density was 189.0 people per square mile (73.1/km²). There were 106 housing units at an average density of 102.7/sq mi (39.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.92% White, 0.51% African American, 0.51% Native American, 1.03% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population.

There were 82 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,679, and the median income for a family was $42,750. Males had a median income of $30,250 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,634. About 4.6% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 11.9% of those sixty five or over.

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