Petersburg demographics profile

StatisticPetersburgAlaskaNational
Population2,996736,855318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)68191
Median age40.233.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.2:11.1:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)55%53%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1842%48%43%
Speak English84%84%79%
Speak Spanish9%4%13%
Petersburg, AK has a population of 2,996 and is the 8,823rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 68 per sq mi which is 6072% higher than the Alaska average and 25% lower than the national average. The median age in Petersburg is 40 which is approximately 20% higher than the Alaska average of 34. In Petersburg, 55% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 84% speak English and 9% speak Spanish. 40% of Petersburg residents were born in Alaska, 51% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 8% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Petersburg is 6072% higher than Alaska.
  • The median age in Petersburg is 20% higher than Alaska.
  • In Petersburg 75.63% of the population is White.
  • In Petersburg 2.50% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Petersburg 4.77% of the population is Asian.

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Petersburg population breakdown by race

RacePetersburgAlaskaNational
White75.63%65.62%73.35%
Black or African American2.50%3.32%12.63%
Asian4.77%6.00%5.22%
American Indian5.97%14.06%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.67%1.20%0.18%
Mixed race8.41%8.46%3.06%
Other race2.04%1.34%4.75%
In Petersburg, 11.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Petersburg, AK demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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