What is the current population of Petersburg?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Petersburg is 31,346. Petersburg, Virginia is the 1,229th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Petersburg?

The peak population of Petersburg was in 1990, when its population was 37,071. In 1990, Petersburg was the 744th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,229th largest city in the US. Petersburg is currently 15.4% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is Petersburg shrinking?

Petersburg has shrunk 6.6% since the year 2000. Petersburg, Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 91% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 31,346 1,229
2018 31,567 1,219
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1219 Garfield, New Jersey 31,802 6.7%
1220 West Bend, Wisconsin 31,563 11.3%
1221 Rochester, New Hampshire 31,526 10.2%
1222 Bowling Green, Ohio 31,504 6.1%
1223 Syracuse, Utah 31,458 217.7%
1224 Shawnee, Oklahoma 31,436 7.8%
1225 Sherwood, Arkansas 31,436 21.6%
1226 Sahuarita, Arizona 31,421 731.6%
1227 Garner, North Carolina 31,407 66.7%
1228 Miami Lakes, Florida 31,367 38.4%
1229 Petersburg, Virginia 31,346 -6.6%
1230 North Olmsted, Ohio 31,341 -8.0%
1231 Wheat Ridge, Colorado 31,324 -4.6%
1232 Cleburne, Texas 31,295 18.4%
1233 Cibolo, Texas 31,281 879.9%
1234 Banning, California 31,221 31.9%
1235 Laguna Hills, California 31,207 -2.5%
1236 Princeton, New Jersey 31,187 130.0%
1237 Naugatuck, Connecticut 31,108 0.2%
1238 Mundelein, Illinois 31,051 -0.2%
1239 Michigan City, Indiana 31,015 -5.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
725 Leesburg 53,727 87.0%
738 Harrisonburg 53,016 31.1%
834 Charlottesville 47,266 17.8%
874 Blacksburg 44,233 11.0%
946 Manassas 41,085 17.7%
973 Danville 40,044 -17.0%
1229 Petersburg 31,346 -6.6%
1316 Fredericksburg 29,036 49.9%
1358 Winchester 28,078 18.4%
1501 Salem 25,301 2.0%
1525 Staunton 24,932 4.5%
1549 Herndon 24,601 13.0%
1593 Fairfax 24,019 10.9%
1669 Waynesboro 22,630 15.4%
1674 Hopewell 22,529 1.0%
1680 Christiansburg 22,473 32.1%
1925 Culpeper 18,873 94.6%
1974 Radford 18,249 15.0%
2053 Manassas Park 17,478 69.0%
2063 Colonial Heights 17,370 2.7%
2117 Bristol 16,762 -3.1%
2143 Vienna 16,485 13.5%

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