Petersburg city, Virginia Population 2019

Petersburg city, Virginia's estimated population is 31,750 with a growth rate of -0.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Petersburg city, Virginia is the 54th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201731,750-100-0.31%
201631,850-184-0.57%
201532,034-206-0.64%
201432,240-71-0.22%
201332,3113211.00%
201231,990-89-0.28%
201132,079-417-1.28%
201032,496-5,890-15.34%
199038,386-2,669-6.50%
198041,0554,95213.72%
197036,103-647-1.76%
196036,7501,6964.84%
195035,0544,42314.44%
194030,6312,0677.24%
193028,564-2,448-7.89%
192031,0126,88528.54%
191024,1272,31710.62%
190021,810-870-3.84%
189022,6800.00%

Petersburg city, Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American24,263
White5,512
Two or More Races928
Some Other Race878
Asian357
American Indian and Alaska Native86
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander13

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Petersburg city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2019

5001,0001,500 Male Population5001,0001,500 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Petersburg city, Virginia Median Age

38.3


Total

36.3


Male

40.5


Female

Petersburg city, Virginia Adults

There are 25,401 adults, (5,230 of whom are seniors) in Petersburg city, Virginia.

Petersburg city, Virginia Age Dependency

58.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Petersburg city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

17,334

54.11%

Male

14,703

45.89%

Petersburg city, Virginia Households and Families

Petersburg city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Petersburg city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.6%34.4%
All41.7%58.3%
Male40.1%59.9%
Female33.5%66.5%
Non Family32.9%67.1%

41.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Petersburg city, Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,2622.3641.7
Non Family6,1001.2732.9
Married3,3923.0565.6
Female3,1843.5633.5
Male5863.0740.1

3.16

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Petersburg city, Virginia Households

Petersburg city, Virginia Education

Petersburg city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5386.92%
9th to 12th Grade2,77212.48%
High School Graduate7,42333.42%
Some College5,39024.27%
Associates Degree1,2065.43%
Bachelors Degree2,25410.15%
Graduate Degree1,6297.33%

Petersburg city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black16,72713,3542,445
White3,7673,3861,186
Hispanic79143466
Multiple Races52240624
Other Race44727656
Asian329296145
Native American8631
Islander3

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 89.97%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.07%.

Petersburg city, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,138$34,450$25,734
Less Than High School$16,579$16,101$16,769
High School Grad$26,977$33,149$19,409
Some College$29,632$32,348$26,681
Bachelors Degree$40,494$40,541$40,448
Graduate Degree$52,663$73,646$46,250

$29,138

Average Earnings

$34,450

Average Male

$25,734

Average Female

Petersburg city, Virginia Language

Petersburg city, Virginia Language by Age

Petersburg city, Virginia Language

92.59% of Petersburg city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 7.41% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.87% of the population.

Petersburg city, Virginia Poverty

Petersburg city, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black23,8217,09929.80%
White4,63686718.70%
Hispanic1,45131221.50%
Multiple91520021.86%
Other87114216.30%
Asian35710830.25%
Native867486.05%

27.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.10%

Male Poverty Rate

29.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Petersburg city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Petersburg city, Virginia is Native, with 86.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Petersburg city, Virginia is Other, with 16.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.37%.

Petersburg city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.47%
High School23.92%
Some College14.73%
Bachelors or Greater5.39%

Petersburg city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed56.97%
Male Unemployed34.51%
Female Employed17.84%
Male Employed8.94%

Petersburg city, Virginia Income

Petersburg city, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,939$49,676
Families$41,318$56,513
Married Families$66,646$
Non Families$26,496$39,855

Petersburg city, Virginia Marital Status

Petersburg city, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

28.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.4%

Male Marriage Rate

25.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Petersburg city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Petersburg city, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Petersburg city, Virginia Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Petersburg city, Virginia Veterans

Petersburg city, Virginia Veterans by War

2,908

Number of Veterans

2,450

Male Veterans

458

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,062
First Gulf War705
Second Gulf War700
Korea193
World War II81

Petersburg city, Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
55 to 64787
35 to 54739
65 to 74628
75+417
18 to 34337

Petersburg city, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black2,18411.43%
White56613.28%
2 or More9614.81%
Hispanic697.44%
Asian3212.08%
Other305.20%

Petersburg city, Virginia Veterans by Education

9.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Petersburg city, Virginia Employment Status

Petersburg city, Virginia Employment by Age

60.1%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

12.2%

Unemployment Rate

Petersburg city, Virginia Employment by Race

Petersburg city, Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Petersburg city, Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Petersburg3243631882-554-1.71%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990