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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).

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Petersburg location: 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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Petersburg history:

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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