Petersburg, IL Population

By | January 13, 2021

Population: 2,299. Estimated population in 2021: 2,240 (-2.6% change)
Males: 1,045 (45.5%), Females: 1,254 (54.5%)

Zip code: 62675

Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $34,688
Median house value: $81,400

Races in Petersburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.2%)
  • Black (1.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (25.4%), English (13.0%), United States (11.4%), Irish (10.8%), Scottish (3.0%), Swedish (2.1%).

Land area: 1.3 square miles

Map of Petersburg, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Petersburg

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Petersburg city

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 48.5%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

0.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +25 (+1.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Petersburg:

  • ST JOHNS HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • ANDREW MCFARLAND MENTAL HLTH CTR (about 23 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • MASON DISTRICT HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; HAVANA, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Petersburg:

  • CAPITAL (about 18 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Abbreviation: SPI)
  • GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL (about 46 miles; PEORIA, IL; Abbreviation: PIA)
  • DECATUR (about 71 miles; DECATUR, IL; Abbreviation: DEC)

Other public-use airports nearest to Petersburg:

  • HAVANA REGIONAL (about 19 miles; HAVANA, IL; Abbreviation: 9I0)
  • JACKSONVILLE MUNI (about 32 miles; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: IJX)
  • MANITO MITCHELL (about 33 miles; MANITO, IL; Abbreviation: C45)

Amtrak station near Petersburg:

  • 20 miles: SPRINGFIELD (WASHINGTON & 3RD STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Petersburg:

  • LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,756)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT SPRINGFIELD (about 25 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,357)
  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,262)
  • ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 52 miles; EAST PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,404)
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; DECATUR, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,274)
  • WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 65 miles; MACOMB, IL; Full-time enrollment: 11,096)
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 69 miles; NORMAL, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,785)

Public high school in Petersburg:

  • PORTA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 447; Location: PO BOX 202; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Petersburg:

  • PORTA CENTRAL (Students: 344; Location: 1500 OWEN AVE; Grades: 03 – 06)
  • PETERSBURG ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 268; Location: 514 W MONROE ST; Grades: PK – 02)
  • PORTA JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 235; Location: PO BOX 202; Grades: 07 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Petersburg:

  • PETERSBURG P.L. (Operating income: $72,817; Location: 220 SOUTH SIXTH STREET; 16,545 books; 194 audio materials; 301 video materials; 85 serial subscriptions)

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