Petersburg, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Petersburg, Texas - Basic Facts

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The City of Petersburg had a population of 1,179 as of July 1, 2016. Petersburg ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Petersburg is located at latitude 33.871 and longitude -101.5973 in Hale County. The formal boundaries for the City of Petersburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hale County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,255 feet.

The City of Petersburg (GNIS ID: 2411408) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Petersburg is located within Petersburg Division of Hale County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Petersburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Petersburg, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,179
Population in Households 1,153
Population in Familes 1,016
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 1,457
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 414
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 314
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 506 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 299 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $50,362
Average Home Value $105,518


Median Household Income $38,177
Average Household Income $50,591
Per Capita Income $18,745
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.31% -0.53%
Households -0.42% -0.64%
Families -0.7% -0.65%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Petersburg, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Petersburg to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 926 47th
Population Density1 # 455 74th
Diversity Index2 # 169 91st
Median Household Income # 1193 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1250 29th

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