Petersburg Borough, AK

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Population

3,275

2.47% growth

Median Age

41.7


Median Household Income

$63,490

0.704% decline

Poverty Rate

7.84%


Number of Employees

1,644

0.735% growth

Median Property Value

$205,000

3.94% decline

About

In 2017, Petersburg Borough, AK had a population of 3.28k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $63,490. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Petersburg Borough, AK grew from 3,196 to 3,275, a 2.47% increase and its median household income declined from $63,940 to $63,490, a -0.704% decrease.

The population of Petersburg Borough, AK is 67.1% White Alone, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 7.24% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Petersburg Borough, AK speak a non-English language, and 96.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Petersburg Borough, AK is $205,000, and the homeownership rate is 68.2%. Most people in Petersburg Borough, AK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 7.34 minutes. The average car ownership in Petersburg Borough, AK is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Petersburg Borough, AK employs 1.64k people. The largest industries in Petersburg Borough, AK are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (359 people), Retail Trade (226 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (218 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($118,472), Utilities ($98,125), and Finance & Insurance ($68,750).

Median household income in Petersburg Borough, AK is $63,490. Males in Petersburg Borough, AK have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,667. The income inequality in Petersburg Borough, AK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,490

2017 value

± $2,295

-0.704%

1 Year Growth

± 7.33%

Households in Petersburg Borough, AK have a median annual income of $63,490, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,940 in 2016, which represents a -0.704% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,424

Average Male Salary

± $3,558

$50,667

Average Female Salary

± $2,680

In 2017, full-time male employees in Alaska made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $59,757 ± $2,775

  2. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $46,641 ± $19,678

  3. Black

    $45,507 ± $11,416

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Alaska workers was White. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Petersburg Borough, AK is from Alaska.

0.436

2017 Wage GINI

0.436

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Alaska was 0.436 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.191% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Alaska was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alaska in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alaska across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Petersburg Borough, AK was Census Tract 2 with a value of $63,490, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Petersburg Borough, AK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.84% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Petersburg Borough, AK (256 out of 3.27k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    147 ± 42

  2. Native American

    65 ± 49

  3. Two Or More

    20 ± 44

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Petersburg Borough, AK is White, followed by Native American and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.64k

2017 Value

± 180

0.735%

1 Year growth

± 15.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Petersburg Borough, AK grew at a rate of 0.735%, from 1.63k employees to 1.64k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Petersburg Borough, AK, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (287 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (191 people), and Production Occupations (185 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Petersburg Borough, AK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Petersburg Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (287 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (191 people), and Production Occupations (185 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Petersburg Borough, AK has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (25.9 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.52 times), and Production Occupations (1.94 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Petersburg Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($90,000), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,500), and Health Technologists & Technicians ($73,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.64k

2017 Value

± 180

0.735%

1 Year growth

± 15.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Petersburg Borough, AK grew at a rate of 0.735%, from 1.63k employees to 1.64k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Petersburg Borough, AK, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (359 people), Retail Trade (226 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (218 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Petersburg Borough, AK, though some of these residents may live in Petersburg Borough, AK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Petersburg Borough, AK, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (359 people), Retail Trade (226 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (218 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Petersburg Borough, AK has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (18.5 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.15 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Petersburg Borough, AK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($118,472), Utilities ($98,125), and Finance & Insurance ($68,750).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $40.8B

  2. $4.7B

  3. $3.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska product (by dollars) was Crude petroleum with $40.8B, followed by Gasoline ($4.7B) and Fuel oils ($3.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alaska products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$64.6B

2015 Value

$74.6B

Projected 2045 Value

15.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Alaska trade was $64.6B. This is expected to increase 15.5% to $74.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alaska trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alaska to other states, or from other states to Alaska.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $7.35B

  3. $1.53B

In 2015, the top outbound Alaska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was California with $17.7B, followed by Washington with $7.35B and Utah and $1.53B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alaska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.3% of the population of Petersburg Borough, AK has health coverage, with 45.6% on employee plans, 19.9% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 9.68% on non-group plans, and 0.981% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Petersburg Borough, AK was $11,064 in 2014. This is a 6.1% increase from the previous year ($10,428).

Primary care physicians in Petersburg Borough, AK see N/A patients per year on average, which represents a N/A N/A from the previous year (N/A patients). Compare this to dentists who see N/A patients per year, and mental health providers who see N/A patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Wrangell City and Borough have the highest prevalence of diabetes (9.4%). Additionally, Aleutians West Census Area has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$11,064

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,958

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,001

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,288

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alaska (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.1%, from $10,428 to $11,064.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.7%

Uninsured

45.6%

Employer Coverage

19.9%

Medicaid

11.2%

Medicare

9.68%

Non-Group

0.981%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Petersburg Borough, AK declined by 19% from 15.6% to 12.7%.

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Health Risks

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Most at risk counties

  1. 9.4% prevalence

  2. 9.4% prevalence

  3. 9.1% prevalence

Ketchikan Gateway Borough and Wrangell City and Borough have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alaska, at 9.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Alaska by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Petersburg Borough, AK is home to a population of 3.28k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.28% of Petersburg Borough, AK residents were born outside of the country (304 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Petersburg Borough, AK is composed of 2.2k White Alone residents (67.1%), 346 Hispanic or Latino residents (10.6%), 237 Two or More Races residents (7.24%), 220 Asian Alone residents (6.72%), 216 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (6.6%), 36 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (1.1%), 19 Black or African American Alone residents (0.58%), and 2 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0611%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Petersburg Borough, AK are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.3

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Petersburg Borough, AK was 41.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Petersburg Borough, AK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Petersburg Borough, AK residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.28%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

304 people

7.82%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

250 people

As of 2017, 9.28% of Petersburg Borough, AK residents (304 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Petersburg Borough, AK was 7.82%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Philippines

    17,951 ± 3,249 people

  2. Korea

    4,417 ± 1,627 people

  3. Mexico

    3,317 ± 1,411 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alaska was Philippines, the natal country of 17,951 Alaska residents, followed by Korea with 4,417 and Mexico with 3,317.

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Citizenship

96.1%

2017 Citizenship

96.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.1% of Petersburg Borough, AK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Petersburg Borough, AK was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.2k ± 149

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    346 ± 159

  3. Two or More Races

    237 ± 67.6

In 2017, there were 6.36 times more White Alone residents (2.2k people) in Petersburg Borough, AK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 346 Hispanic or Latino and 237 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Petersburg Borough, AK citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Petersburg Borough, AK was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Petersburg Borough, AK are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    87 ± 28

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    42 ± 39

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    17 ± 15

Petersburg Borough, AK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Petersburg Borough, AK was $205,000 in 2017, which is 0.942 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $213,400 to $205,000, a 3.94% decrease. The homeownership rate in Petersburg Borough, AK is 68.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Petersburg Borough, AK have an average commute time of 7.34 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Petersburg Borough, AK is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$63,490

Median Household Income

± $2,295

1.26k

Number of Households

± 111

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.26k households in Petersburg Borough, AK declined from $63,490 from the previous year's value of $63,940.

The following chart displays the households in Petersburg Borough, AK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$205,000

2017 Median

± $16,068

$213,400

2016 Median

± $11,555

In 2017, the median property value in Petersburg Borough, AK declined from to $205,000 from the previous year's value of $213,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Petersburg Borough, AK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Petersburg Borough, AK the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Property Taxes

None

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

68.2%

2017 Homeownership

67.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.2% of the housing units in Petersburg Borough, AK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Petersburg Borough, AK compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

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Commute Time

7.34 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Petersburg Borough, AK have a shorter commute time (7.34 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.135% of the workforce in Petersburg Borough, AK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    45.2%

  2. Carpooled

    22.1%

  3. Walked

    22.1%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Petersburg Borough, AK was Drove Alone (45.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (22.1%) and those who Walked (22.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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