Latest Data (2017)
Population 31,750
Nationwide Rank 1201

Quick Facts

Petersburg, Virginia is the 1,201st largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Petersburg, Virginia is a city.

Petersburg, Virginia is currently 14.4% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Petersburg, Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 88% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Petersburg, Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1191 Matthews, North Carolina 32,117 39.1%
1192 Juneau city and, Alaska 32,094 4.6%
1193 Dania Beach, Florida 32,030 17.0%
1194 El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles), California 31,918 29.3%
1195 Bangor, Maine 31,903 1.3%
1196 Southlake, Texas 31,824 45.7%
1197 Princeton, New Jersey 31,822 134.7%
1198 Bowling Green, Ohio 31,820 7.2%
1199 Cedar City, Utah 31,806 53.4%
1200 Kaysville, Utah 31,776 55.5%
1201 Petersburg, Virginia 31,750 -5.4%
1202 North Olmsted, Ohio 31,734 -6.9%
1203 Fairbanks, Alaska 31,644 4.8%
1204 West Bend, Wisconsin 31,596 11.4%
1205 Woodstock, Georgia 31,564 180.8%
1206 Liberty, Missouri 31,507 19.5%
1207 Naugatuck, Connecticut 31,461 1.3%
1208 Helena, Montana 31,429 19.2%
1209 Danville, Illinois 31,424 -8.6%
1210 Dover, New Hampshire 31,398 16.4%
1211 Mundelein, Illinois 31,385 0.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
707 Harrisonburg 54,215 34.0%
708 Leesburg 54,215 88.7%
805 Charlottesville 48,019 19.6%
856 Blacksburg 44,563 11.8%
920 Manassas 41,501 18.9%
928 Danville 41,130 -14.7%
1201 Petersburg 31,750 -5.4%
1331 Fredericksburg 28,360 46.4%
1344 Winchester 27,932 17.8%
1452 Salem 25,862 4.2%
1534 Herndon 24,532 12.7%
1536 Staunton 24,528 2.8%
1564 Fairfax 24,097 11.3%
1650 Hopewell 22,621 1.4%
1662 Waynesboro 22,327 13.9%
1665 Christiansburg 22,259 30.8%
1953 Culpeper 18,413 89.8%
1999 Colonial Heights 17,830 5.4%
2015 Radford 17,658 11.3%
2085 Bristol 16,790 -3.0%
2103 Manassas Park 16,591 60.5%
2110 Vienna 16,544 13.9%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 31,750 1,201
2016 31,882 1,186
2015 32,477 1,163
2014 32,701 1,137
2013 32,538 1,133
2012 31,973 1,141
2011 32,083 1,126
2010 32,420 1,110
2009 32,986 1,069
2008 33,111 1,054
2007 33,005 1,044
2006 32,728 1,040
2005 32,395 1,035
2004 32,684 1,021
2003 32,979 1,001
2002 33,019 989
2001 33,298 974
2000 33,578 960
1990 37,071 744
1880 21,656 89
1870 18,950 77
1860 18,266 50
1850 14,010 50
1840 11,136 34