Petersburg, West Virginia

Population 2,605

Petersburg is located in Grant County, WV. The population is 2,605, making Petersburg the largest city in Grant County.

There are 4 public schools in Petersburg with an average Homefacts rating of C+. The total crime rate for Petersburg is very low , and there are 18 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Petersburg is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Petersburg property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Petersburg include Cabins, Moorefield and Old Fields.

Petersburg Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 15.5%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 70%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 14.5%

Crime Rate

66.09% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 124
  • Violent Crimes: 993
  • Robbery: 41
  • Burglary: 207
  • Property Crime: 6
  • Larceny Theft: 5

Registered Offenders

83.19% Higher than national avg.
  • 18 offenders in Petersburg
  • 69.10 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

55 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 1
  • Superfunds: 2
  • Tanks & Spills: 52


Moderate 3.9%
  • West Virginia unemployment average: 4.3%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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4 Public Schools view public schools

There are 4 K-12 public schools in Petersburg, WV and 2 private schools. Homefacts rates Petersburg's schools as Above average, with an overall C+ rating.

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Petersburg, WV

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40 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Petersburg, WV issued 40 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 40 permits, were issued for single family homes and 40 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Petersburg, WV issued 30 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 30 permits, were issued for single family homes and 30 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $577
  • 1 Bedroom: $581
  • 2 Bedrooms: $705
  • 3 Bedrooms: $892
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,028

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Environmental Hazards

55 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (385/400)
    Petersburg, WV has 96.25% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Petersburg, WV is a red zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4 Average
    Petersburg, WV is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 26.6°
  • February 26.63°
  • March 36.88°
  • April 48.2°
  • May 57.03°
  • June 62.24°
  • July 71.1°
  • August 64.6°
  • September 58.33°
  • October 46.95°
  • November 38.93°
  • December 28.38°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Petersburg, WV

Petersburg, WV has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Petersburg, WV has no risk of hurricanes.
Petersburg, WV has a very low risk of hail storms.
Petersburg, WV has a very low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Petersburg, WV: $33,523


Unemployment in Petersburg is 3.9%. It is moderate in comparison to the state and national averages, 4.3% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 51.00%
White Collar - 49.00%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin
  • Sen. Shelley Moore Capito
  • Sen. Joe Manchin III

City Representatives

  • David McKinley

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

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1 Cemetery view all

4 FCC Towers view all

0 Fire Stations view all

  • No fire stations found in Petersburg, WV

1 Hospital view all

1 Library view all

2 Police Stations view all

2 Retirement Homes view all

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