Living in Petersburg, VA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Petersburg SnackAbility

3
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
7
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
5
Commute
8.5

Petersburg, VA Crime Report

1,140
Total Crimes
3,611.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
40.60%
Above National Average

Petersburg, VA Cost Of Living

89
Petersburg's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Petersburg, Virginia Info Snack

Petersburg is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 32,420. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines Petersburg (along with the city of Colonial Heights) with Dinwiddie County for statistical purposes. It is located on the Appomattox River and 21 miles (34 km) south of the state capital of Richmond. The city's unique industrial past and its location as a transportation hub combined to create wealth for Virginia and the region.
Population
31,827
Unemployment
11.3%
Poverty
25.8%
Median Home
$108,200
Median Income
$36,135
Median Rent
$912

Petersburg, VA Photos

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Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Petersburg in Virginia

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2

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3

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4

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5

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6

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7

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8

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Map Of Petersburg, VA

Population over time in Petersburg

Year Population % Change
2017 31,827 -0.7%
2016 32,037 0.1%
2015 31,997 -0.4%
2014 32,123 -1.0%
2013 32,439 0.3%
2012 32,326 0.3%
2011 32,226 -0.3%
2010 32,337 0.1%
2009 32,303 -
Crime/100k Petersburg VA USA
Violent Crime 709.6 200.0 368.9
Murder 44.3 4.6 5.0
Robbery 167.9 42.3 86.2
Aggravated Assault 456.2 118.7 246.8
Property Crime 2901.7 1665.8 2199.5
Burglary 446.7 182.8 376.0
Larceny 2157.2 1356.4 1594.6
Car Theft 297.8 126.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Petersburg

White
15.0% (4,780)
African American
76.9% (24,486)
American Indian
0.2% (79)
Asian
1.0% (311)
Hawaiian
0.1% (16)
Other
0.2% (66)
Two Or More
1.8% (567)
Hispanic
4.8% (1,522)
Race Petersburg VA USA
White 15.0% 62.2% 61.1%
African American 76.9% 18.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 1.0% 6.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.8% 3.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 4.8% 9.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Petersburg, Virginia

Less than $10,000
13.1% (416,479)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.0% (222,745)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.8% (472,345)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.3% (424,152)
$35,000 to $49,999
17.0% (540,440)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.1% (480,737)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.6% (304,507)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.5% (239,289)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.3% (40,041)
$200,000 or more
1.3% (41,959)
Income Petersburg VA USA
Less than $10,000 13.1% 5.3% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.0% 3.7% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.8% 7.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.3% 7.7% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 17.0% 11.3% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.1% 16.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.6% 12.9% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.5% 16.8% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.3% 8.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.3% 10.1% 7.0%

Gender in Petersburg

Female
54.0% (17,176)
Male
46.0% (14,651)
Gender Petersburg VA USA
Female 54.0% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 46.0% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Petersburg for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
7.0% (2,227)
9-12th Grade
13.0% (4,137)
High School / GED
34.0% (10,821)
Some College
23.0% (7,320)
Associate's Degree
5.0% (1,591)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (3,500)
Master's Degree
5.0% (1,591)
Professional Degree
1.0% (318)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (318)
Education Petersburg VA USA
< 9th Grade 7.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 13.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 34.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 19.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 5.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 12.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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