Petersburg Borough, Alaska

Environmental and societal risk assessment

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Natural disasters summary

Societal risks summary

Natural Disaster Score

Risk score6.42%

Societal Risk Score

Risk score35.44%

3,356 inhabitants

7% unemployment rate

$66.1k median HH income

6.85 crimes per 1000 residents

0 residents per km²

7.4% poverty rate

4.09 income inequality

80.6 years life expectancy

Source: USDA ERS County-level datasets 2020; County Health Rankings 2022; Augurisk crime data

Natural disaster risk assessment

Risk score6.42%

Average disaster risk exposure for Petersburg Borough, Alaska

History of natural disasters

List of recorded natural disasters and incidents in Petersburg Borough


Storm events

Petersburg Borough

Source: Risk scoring by Augurisk. Scoring methodology based on historical data, involving a frequency and severity analysis of various storm events. NOAA Storm events database.

Coastal Flooding

Petersburg Borough is not exposed to coastal flooding.

Source: Scoring by Augurisk. Scoring methodology based on local elevation, storm events incidence, and expected sea level rise. Elevation data - USGS 3DEP Elevation program. Sweet, W.V., R.E. Kopp, C. P. Weaver, J. Obeysekera, R. M. Horton, E.R. Thieler and C. Zervas (2017), Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States. NOAA Tech. Rep. NOS CO-OPS 83.

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Societal Risks

Risk score35.44%

Average societal risk exposure for Petersburg Borough, Alaska

Crime Risk

Risk score6.57%

The Petersburg Borough

Source:
Data and scoring by Augurisk, based on predictions generated using a tree-based learning algorithm. The methodology for the model, which uses 188 predictors and was trained on 11 U.S. cities, is published in an international peer-reviewed academic journal. Violent crime predictions include simple assaults.

Ashby, M.P.J. (2019): Studying Crime and Place with the Crime Open Database. Research Data Journal for the Humanities and Social Sciences 4(1), pp. 65-80; U.S. Census Bureau: American Community Survey, 2014-2018 5-Year Estimates; The methodology behind Augurisk crime scores was published in an international peer-reviewed journal. Lamari, Y.; Freskura, B.; Abdessamad, A.; Eichberg, S.; de Bonviller, S. Predicting Spatial Crime Occurrences through an Efficient Ensemble-Learning Model. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9, 645.

Air Quality

Risk score25%

The Petersburg Borough

Source: Scoring by Augurisk based on daily median and maximal Air Quality Indexes (AQI) in the last 3 years, averaged over the county’s area.
U.S. EPA AirNow program.

Hospital Infrastructure

1 hospitals

27 hospital beds

3 dentists

18 physicians per 10k residents

80 beds per 10K residents

11 mental health providers

Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data: Hospitals.
University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 2019.

Nuclear Power Plants

Petersburg Borough has no nuclear power plants.

Source: Scoring by Augurisk based on nuclear reactor characteristics and waste storage sites in the county. Data on nuclear reactors and waste storage sites retrieved from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s high-value datasets.

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