Petersburg city, Virginia Population 2019

Petersburg city, Virginia's estimated population is 31,635 with a growth rate of -0.20% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Petersburg city, Virginia is the 55th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201831,567-68-0.21%
201731,635-63-0.20%
201631,698-302-0.94%
201532,000-236-0.73%
201432,236-71-0.22%
201332,3073170.99%
201231,990-93-0.29%
201132,083-413-1.27%
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%

How Many People Live in Petersburg city, Virginia?

31,635

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American24,26375.73%
White5,51217.21%
Two or More Races9282.90%
Some Other Race8782.74%
Asian3571.11%
American Indian and Alaska Native860.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.04%

Petersburg city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2019

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

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

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 Education

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%.

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 non-English language spoken by the largest group 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%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.47%
High School23.92%
Some College14.73%
Bachelors or Greater5.39%
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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Petersburg city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Petersburg city, Virginia Veterans

2,908

Number of Veterans

2,450

Male Veterans

458

Female Veterans

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

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

60.1%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

12.2%

Unemployment Rate

Petersburg city, Virginia Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

69.24%

Born in Virginia

96.39%

Native Born

3.61%

Foreign Born

1.88%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.39% of Petersburg city, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 69.24% having been born in Virginia. 1.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Petersburg city, Virginia

  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