Petersburg, WV Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 2,423. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,634 (+8.7% change)
Males: 1,103 (45.5%), Females: 1,320 (54.5%)

Grant County

Zip code: 26847

Median resident age: 43.8 years
Median household income: $24,867
Median house value: $82,100

Races in Petersburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.7%)
  • Black (1.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (24.2%), United States (21.2%), English (9.5%), Irish (9.2%), Dutch (3.0%), Italian (1.2%).

Elevation: 937 feet

Land area: 1.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Petersburg

  • High school or higher: 70.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Petersburg city

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 16.2%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -73 (-2.9%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Petersburg:

  • GRANT MEM HOSP (ROUTE 55 P O BOX 1019)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Petersburg:

  • POTOMAC VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 33 miles; KEYSER, WV)
  • GARRETT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 34 miles; OAKLAND, MD)
  • HAMPSHIRE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 35 miles; ROMNEY, WV)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Petersburg:

  • SHENANDOAH VALLEY REGIONAL (about 54 miles; STAUNTON/WAYNESBORO/HARRIS, VA; Abbreviation: SHD)
  • MORGANTOWN MUNI-WALTER L. BILL HART FLD (about 70 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Abbreviation: MGW)
  • CHARLOTTESVILLE-ALBEMARLE (about 76 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Abbreviation: CHO)
Other public-use airports nearest to Petersburg:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Petersburg:

  • JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; HARRISONBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 14,447)
  • FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; FROSTBURG, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,672)
  • LORD FAIRFAX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 59 miles; MIDDLETOWN, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,064)
  • SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; WINCHESTER, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,030)
  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; MORGANTOWN, WV; Full-time enrollment: 19,666)
  • FAIRMONT STATE COLLEGE (about 78 miles; FAIRMONT, WV; Full-time enrollment: 5,317)
  • UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA-MAIN CAMPUS (about 79 miles; CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA; Full-time enrollment: 19,602)

Schools

Public high schools in Petersburg:

  • PETERSBURG HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 757; Location: 207 JEFFERSON AVE; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • SOUTH BRANCH VOCATIONAL CENTER (Location: 401 PIERPONT ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Petersburg:

  • NORTH FORK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 14; Location: HC 59 BOX 217; Grades: 1 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Petersburg:

  • PETERSBURG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 621; Location: 333 RIG ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • DORCAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 108; Location: HC 33 BOX 1060; Grades: PK – 06)

Libraries

Library in Petersburg:

  • MOOMAU PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $125,291; Location: 18 MT. VIEW STREET; 67,975 books; 400 audio materials; 563 video materials; 80 serial subscriptions)