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Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area, Alaska


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Statistics & Facts

The Alaska state capital is Juneau.
The population of Petersburg is approximately 3,010 (2005), 2948 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,222 (1990), 1252 (2010).
The amount of land area in Petersburg is 112.43 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Petersburg is 43.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 13.631 sq kilometers.
The distance from Petersburg to Washington DC is 2962 miles.
The distance to the Alaska state capital is 122 miles. (as the crow flies)
Petersburg is positioned 56.77 degrees north of the equator and 132.86 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Petersburg median income is $ 49,028 (2000).
The Petersburg median home price is $ 175,000 (2000).


in southeastern Alaska south of Juneau. Other nearby communities include Kupreanof, Wrangell, Whale Pass, Hobart Bay, Coffman Cove, Port Protection, Point Baker and Thoms Place.
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History & History Related Items

Petersburg has been known as Little Norway because of the many scandinavian people in this area. It was named for Peter Buschmann, an immigrant from Norway who built a home in the late 1800s and then a cannery, sawmill and a dock. Petersburg was incorporated in 1910.
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Petersburg Fishing and Visitor Guide
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Petersburg City Government

City of Petersburg
P.O. Box 329
Petersburg, AK 99833

Petersburg Chamber

Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 649
Petersburg, AK 99833
Phone: 907-772-4636

Petersburg Organizations

Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 649
Petersburg, AK 99833
Phone: 907-772-4636

Petersburg Schools

Petersburg City Schools
P.O. Box 289
Petersburg, AK 99833
Phone: 907-772-4271 Petersburg


The population of Petersburg was:
1990 - 3,207
2000 - 3,224
2005 - 3,010

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