Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Petersburg is 33,429. Petersburg, Virginia is the 1,183rd largest city in the US.
Petersburg is located entirely in Petersburg city.
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 1,183rd largest city in the US. Petersburg is currently 9.8% smaller than it was in 1990.
Petersburg has shrunk 0.4% since the year 2000. Petersburg, Virginia's growth is below average. 79% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
The total voting age population of Petersburg, Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 24,051. The voting age population is 43.9% male and 56.1% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 16.7% of the residents of Petersburg are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Petersburg are 76.7% Black, 17.5% White, 2.3% Other, 2.3% Two or more races, 0.9% Asian, 0.2% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 4.9% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Petersburg, 24.1% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 36.5%. On a per-household basis, 20.1% of families are below the poverty line in Petersburg.
Among those aged 16 and older, 60.6% of Petersburg residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 82.8% of Petersburg residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 19.8% have a bachelor's degree and 8.2% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Petersburg residents aged 5 and older, 6.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 4.7% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.5% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Petersburg is 11.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Petersburg, 16.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Petersburg is $38,679.
In Petersburg, 38.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 61.2% of housing units in Petersburg.
Of all the housing units in Petersburg, 15.9% of them were build before 1940.
In Petersburg, 13.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,100 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Petersburg is $947.
In Petersburg, 69.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.
|Year||Population||Rank in US|
|1179||Deer Park, Texas||33,676||17.8%|
|1180||Harker Heights, Texas||33,560||89.7%|
|1186||Dover, New Hampshire||33,171||23.0%|
|1188||Bethel Park, Pennsylvania||33,110||-1.0%|
|1190||Franklin Town, Massachusetts||33,036|
|1191||Spring Valley, New York||33,033||43.3%|
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