Petersburg, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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Petersburg, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Petersburg Census Designated Place had a population of 620 as of July 1, 2018. Petersburg ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Petersburg is located at latitude 39.0443 and longitude -84.8472 in Boone County. The formal boundaries for the Petersburg Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.83 sq. miles. Boone County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 512 feet.

The Petersburg Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629662) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Petersburg Census Designated Place is located within Burlington Division of Boone County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Petersburg: Caledonia, New Caldonia, Tanners Bottom.

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Petersburg, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 620
Population in Households 620
Population in Familes 530
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 100
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $66,090
Average Household Income $79,189
Per Capita Income $28,588


Total Housing Units 247 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 175 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $105,814
Average Home Value $145,546


Total Households 218
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 163
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.0% 0.29%
Households 0.0% 0.27%
Families -0.37% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Petersburg, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Petersburg to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 326 40th
Population Density # 532 2nd
Diversity Index # 353 34th
Median Household Income # 87 84th
Per Capita Income # 148 73rd

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