A picture of a local shipwright.
Location of Petersburg, Alaska.
|- Total||46. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent The US state of Alaska is not divided into counties, as are 48 other states but it is divided into boroughs ( Louisiana is divided into parishes Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area is a Census area located in the U Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 0 sq mi (119. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 2 km²)|
|- Land||43. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 9 sq mi (113. 6 km²)|
|- Water||2. 2 sq mi (5. 6 km²)|
|Elevation||36 ft (11 m)|
|- Density||73. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 5/sq mi (28. 4/km²)|
|Time zone||Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)|
|- Summer (DST)||AKDT (UTC-8)|
|GNIS feature ID||1424228|
Petersburg is a city in Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area, Alaska, in the United States. The Alaska Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting nine hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-9) The UTC−9 time zone is used in French Polynesia Gambier Islands United States (AKST— Alaska Standard Daylight saving time ( DST UTC−8 is a band of Timezones separated from the Universal Coordinated Time by 8 hours A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 907 covers the entire state of Alaska, except for the small southeastern Alaska community of Hyder Alaska, which uses the 250 Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area is a Census area located in the U Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent The United States of America —commonly referred to as the According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 3,010. 
The north end of Mitkof Island was a summer fish camp utilized by Kake Tlingits from Kupreanof Island. Mitkof Island is an island in the Alexander Archipelago in southeast Alaska, at. Kake is a city in Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area, Alaska, United States. Not to be confused with the Turkic Telengit people The Tlingit (ˈklɪŋkɪt in English also /-gɪt/ or Tlinkit /ˈtlɪŋkɪt/ which Kupreanof Island is an island in the Alexander Archipelago in southeastern Alaska at. Remnants of fish traps and some petroglyphs have been carbon-dated back some 2,000 years. Alaskan Natives began living year-round at the site, including Chief John Lot. Petersburg was named after Peter Buschmann, a Norwegian immigrant who arrived in the late 1890s and homesteaded on the north end of the island. He built a cannery (thanks to the plentiful number of icebergs from the nearby LeConte Glacier which would provide a source for cooling fish), a sawmill, and a dock between 1890 and 1900. An iceberg is a large piece of freshwater Ice that has broken off from a snow-formed Glacier or Ice shelf and is floating in open water LeConte Glacier is a 21-mile-long (34 km and one-mile-wide (1 His family's homesteads grew into Petersburg which, by 1910 was incorporated and was populated largely by people of Scandinavian origin thus giving Petersburg the nickname "Little Norway". Terminology and usage As a cultural term "Scandinavia" has no official definition and is subject to usage by those who identify with the culture in question as well May 17 (Norwegian Constitution Day) is celebrated annually in Petersburg on the third weekend in May. Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. The Norwegian Constitution Day is the National Day of Norway and is an official national holiday each year The cannery, along with three others have operated continuously since their completion. Petersburg is one of Alaska's major fishing communities.
Petersburg is located at  It is on the north end of Mitkof Island, where the Wrangell Narrows meets Frederick Sound. Mitkof Island is an island in the Alexander Archipelago in southeast Alaska, at. The Wrangell Narrows is a winding 35-km-long (22 mi channel between Mitkof Island and Kupreanof Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Frederick Sound (also called Prince Frederick Sound or Prince Frederick's Sound) is a passage of water in the Alexander Archipelago in southeastern Petersburg is halfway between Juneau, 190 km (120 miles) to the north, and Ketchikan, 180 km (110 miles) to the south. Ketchikan (ˈkɛtʃɪkæn is a city in Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska, United States and the southeasternmost sizable city in that state(56. 804414, -132. 942013).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 46. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 0 square miles (119. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 2 km²), of which, 43. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 9 square miles (113. 6 km²) of it is land and 2. 2 square miles (5. 6 km²) of it (4. 74%) is water.
The island is largely covered by low mountains, while the lowlands are mainly comprised of muskeg, a type of soil made up of plants in various states of decomposition. Muskeg is an acidic soil type common in Arctic and Boreal areas although it is found in other northern climates as well
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,224 people, 1,240 households, and 849 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 73. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 5 people per square mile (28. 4/km²). There were 1,367 housing units at an average density of 31. 2/sq mi (12. 0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81. 64% White, 0. 31% Black or African American, 7. 20% Native American, 2. 76% Asian, 0. 19% Pacific Islander, 1. 86% from other races, and 6. 05% from two or more races. 2. 85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,240 households out of which 38. 4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54. 2% were married couples living together, 9. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31. 5% were non-families. 25. 5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6. 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 56 and the average family size was 3. 11.
In the city the population was spread out with 29. 8% under the age of 18, 6. 2% from 18 to 24, 30. 6% from 25 to 44, 24. 6% from 45 to 64, and 8. 8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 108. 7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108. 0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $49,028, and the median income for a family was $54,934. Males had a median income of $42,135 versus $28,792 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,827. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 3. 3% of families and 5. 0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 5% of those under age 18 and 4. 2% of those age 65 or over.
Since it is located on an island, Petersburg can only be accessed by air or sea.
Petersburg receives service from two separate ferry services: the Inter-Island Ferry Authority and the Alaska Marine Highway. The Inter-Island Ferry Authority ( IFA) is a Ferry service in the U Alaska Marine Highway or the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS is a Ferry service operated by the government of the U
The Inter-Island Ferry Authority has dedicated Friday, Saturday, & Sunday service (May-October) with the M/V Stikine on its Northern Coffman Cove-Wrangell-Petersburg-Wrangell-Coffman Cove route. Coffman Cove is a city in Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area, Alaska, in the United States. Wrangell is a city and borough in Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 2308 
For the Alaska Marine Highway, Petersburg is a stop on its Inside Passage route that sees near-daily service both southbound and northbound to other Southeast Alaskan communities, Bellingham, Washington and Prince Rupert, British Columbia Canada. Inside Passage of the Alaska Panhandle and coastal British Columbia is a coastal route for oceangoing vessels along a series of passages between the mainland and the The Alaska Panhandle, sometimes referred to as Southeast Alaska, is the southeastern portion of the U Bellingham, Washington is the County seat of Whatcom County in the U Prince Rupert is a port city in the province of British Columbia, Canada. 
Small cruise-ships (up to 250 passengers) and private yachts visit from May thru September.
The jet carrier Alaska Airlines serves Petersburg with both cargo and passenger service from the Petersburg James A. Johnson Airport from Wrangell and Juneau daily, with service ultimately reaching Anchorage and Seattle. Alaska Airlines, ( is an airline based in SeaTac, Washington, United States, near Seattle. Petersburg James A Johnson Airport is a public Airport located one mile (2 km) southeast of the Central business district (CBD of Petersburg Bush carrier L.A.B. Flying Service also offers service to Petersburg from Kake and ultimately Juneau (via Kake). LAB Flying Service is an American Airline based in Haines, Alaska, U Kake is a city in Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area, Alaska, United States. Three charter air companies are available for regional flights.