Petersburg, Tennessee

Petersburg is a town in Lincoln and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The population was 580 at the 2000 census and 544 at the 2010 census. It used to be the location of Morgan school before consolidation

Petersburg, Tennessee
Town Hall (right) and fire department
Town Hall (right) and fire department
Location of Petersburg in Marshall County, Tennessee.
Location of Petersburg in Marshall County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 35°19′7″N 86°38′15″W / 35.31861°N 86.63750°W / 35.31861; -86.63750Coordinates: 35°19′7″N 86°38′15″W / 35.31861°N 86.63750°W / 35.31861; -86.63750
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountiesLincoln, Marshall
Area
 • Total1.01 sq mi (2.61 km2)
 • Land1.01 sq mi (2.61 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
755 ft (230 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total544
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
568
 • Density563.49/sq mi (217.50/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
37144
Area code(s)931
FIPS code47-57740[3]
GNIS feature ID1297255[4]

GeographyEdit

Petersburg is located at 35°19′7″N 86°38′15″W / 35.31861°N 86.63750°W / 35.31861; -86.63750 (35.318501, -86.637456).[5] The town is concentrated around a town square that lies at the intersection of Tennessee State Route 130 (SR 130), which connects the town with Shelbyville to the northeast, and Tennessee State Route 129 (SR 129), which connects the town with Cornersville to the west and Lynchburg to the east. U.S. Route 431 (US 431), which connects Petersburg with Lewisburg and Fayetteville, traverses the western part of town.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km2), all land.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880150
189029093.3%
190041141.7%
1910379−7.8%
192056047.8%
1930556−0.7%
19405814.5%
1950497−14.5%
1960423−14.9%
19704639.5%
198068147.1%
1990514−24.5%
200058012.8%
2010544−6.2%
2019 (est.)568[2]4.4%
Sources:[6][7]

2020 censusEdit

Petersburg racial composition[8]
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 458 86.74%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 27 5.11%
Native American 2 0.38%
Asian 5 0.95%
Other/Mixed 25 4.73%
Hispanic or Latino 11 2.08%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 528 people, 227 households, and 153 families residing in the town.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 580 people, 235 households, and 156 families residing in the town. The population density was 627.7 people per square mile (243.4/km2). There were 252 housing units at an average density of 272.7 per square mile (105.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 92.41% White, 6.03% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.69% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.07% of the population.

There were 235 households, out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 25.0% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,875, and the median income for a family was $40,714. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $21,016 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,898. About 8.4% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under age 18 and 23.1% of those age 65 or over.


Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-24.

External linksEdit