Statewide Claims to Fame

Petersburg is 2nd in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Petersburg is 16th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Size in square miles

Petersburg is 18th in Virginia out of 63 other cities in Current population (2012)

Petersburg is 20th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Income below poverty line

Petersburg, Virginia Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Petersburg Rank Virginia US
Current population (2012) 31,973 18th 8,185,867 313,914,040
Size in square miles 22.9 16th 39,490.1 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,413.7 139th 202.6 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Petersburg Rank Virginia US
Residents younger than 5 6.5% 101st 6.2% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 20.7% 149th 22.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 15.0% 48th 13.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Petersburg Rank Virginia US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 70.8% 181st 86.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 13.9% 174th 34.4% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Petersburg Rank Virginia US
Race - White 16.1% 184th 71.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 79.1% 2nd 19.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 96th 0.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.8% 166th 6.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 82nd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.8% 167th 2.6% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 3.8% 134th 8.4% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 15.1% 184th 64.1% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Petersburg Rank Virginia US
Female residents 53.3% 27th 50.9% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 3.4% 153rd 11.0% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Petersburg Rank Virginia US
Housing units 16,326 21st 3,387,654 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 33.9% 42nd 21.4% 25.9%
Households 12,179 30th 2,991,025 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 47.9% 162nd 68.4% 66.1%
Home median value $119,600 171st $254,600 $186,200
People per household 2.6 92nd 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Petersburg Rank Virginia US
Income per capita $19,005 170th $33,040 $27,915
Income per household $36,289 163rd $63,302 $52,762
Income below poverty line 21.8% 20th 10.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Petersburg Rank Virginia US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,687 57th 638,643 27,092,908
Retail sales $324,219 50th $105,663,299 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $9,823 50th $13,687 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $36,635 54th $15,340,483 $613,795,732

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