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Petersburg, NY

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Petersburg's Livability

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About Petersburg, NY

Petersburg, NY is located in Rensselaer County in the state of New York.

The total City Population for Petersburg is about 12,672 with about 88 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $158,100, which is roughly 41% lower than the Average Home Value of $267,700 for the state of New York, and roughly 16% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $57,972, which is roughly 16% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $68,931 for the state of New York, and roughly 1% higher higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Petersburg Population 12,672
Average Home Value $158,100
Median Household Income $57,972
Median Age 43.7
Unemployment Rate 4.3% (Rensselaer County)
Politics 51.24% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.52
Male Population Estimate: 50.9%
Female Population Estimate: 49.1%
Median Age: 43.7
Male Median Age: 42.9
Female Median Age: 44.4

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:99%
Hispanic:1.3%
Black:1.2%
Indian:0.7%
Asian:0.6%
Other:0.4%
Hawaiian:0%

Voting

Rensselaer County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Chuck Schumer
U.S. Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
Kirsten Gillibrand
U.S. Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
Kathy Hochul
State governor
Kathy Hochul
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 51.24%
Republican: 45.65%
Other: 1.38%
Libertarian: 1.27%
Green: 0.47%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Petersburg specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Rensselaer County: About 2.86249 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Rensselaer County: About 304.986 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Rensselaer County is about 28% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 6% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

New York is ranked #2 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 85.46 out of 100.

2nd out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 69.89

The average living wage for the state of New York is $35.98/hr, while the states minimum wage is $12.50/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives New York a minimum wage score of 66.97 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $8.35/hr, which gives New York a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 57.2 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for New York is $250.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 50.49 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
New York does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
New York does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
New York does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
New York does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
New York does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
New York does provide some form of paid family leave.
New York does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X New York does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
New York does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
New York does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X New York does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
New York does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
New York does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
New York does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
New York does not have a "right-to-work" law.
New York does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
New York does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
New York does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
New York does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
New York does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 12138
Latitude: 42.749500
Longitude: -73.340100
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Northeast
Average Elevation: 1278.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 518

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