Petersburg city, Virginia Population 2018

Petersburg city, Virginia's estimated population is 31,750 with a growth rate of -0.77% 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
201731,750-247-0.77%
201631,9971470.46%
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 American24,578
White5,420
Two or More Races772
Some Other Race755
Asian365
American Indian and Alaska Native98
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Petersburg city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Petersburg city, Virginia Median Age

38.8


Total

36.8


Male

40.8


Female

Petersburg city, Virginia Adults

There are 25,406 adults, (5,024 of which are seniors) in Petersburg city, Virginia.

Petersburg city, Virginia Age Dependency

56.8

Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Petersburg city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

17,288

54.03%

Male

14,709

45.97%

Petersburg city, Virginia Households and Families

Petersburg city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Petersburg city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.3%37.7%
Male41.4%58.6%
All41.2%58.8%
Non Family35%65%
Female30%70%

41.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Petersburg city, Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,1752.3641.2
Non Family5,8641.2535
Married3,4833.0362.3
Female3,2943.530
Male5343.3141.4

3.13

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

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 Grade1,5767.13%
9th to 12th Grade3,13914.20%
High School Graduate7,29933.01%
Some College5,23023.65%
Associates Degree1,2005.43%
Bachelors Degree2,1479.71%
Graduate Degree1,5216.88%

Petersburg city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black16,74912,9872,325
White3,7863,2921,075
Hispanic77947671
Other Race41928936
Multiple Races40232617
Asian331293180
Native American9837

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 88.52%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.38%.

Petersburg city, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,566$31,798$25,367
Less Than High School$14,699$15,625$14,487
High School Grad$26,388$30,859$20,057
Some College$28,281$32,380$25,975
Bachelors Degree$37,463$36,250$38,726
Graduate Degree$51,074$75,321$48,155

$27,566

Average Earnings

$31,798

Average Male

$25,367

Average Female

Petersburg city, Virginia Language

Petersburg city, Virginia Language by Age

Petersburg city, Virginia Language

92.72% of Petersburg city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 7.28% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.82% of the population.

Petersburg city, Virginia Poverty

Petersburg city, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black24,1627,60731.48%
White4,58893520.38%
Hispanic1,39928020.01%
Multiple75418524.54%
Asian36513637.26%
Native987475.51%
Other742689.16%

29.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.59%

Male Poverty Rate

31.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Petersburg city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Petersburg city, Virginia is Native, with 75.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Petersburg city, Virginia is Other, with 9.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.33%.

Petersburg city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School44.55%
High School24.46%
Some College16.14%
Bachelors or Greater6.55%

Petersburg city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed62.53%
Male Unemployed33.31%
Female Employed17.85%
Male Employed7.85%

Petersburg city, Virginia Income

Petersburg city, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,169$46,224
Families$39,705$52,296
Married Families$62,917$
Non Families$25,441$36,733

Petersburg city, Virginia Marital Status

Petersburg city, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

29.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.0%

Male Marriage Rate

26.6%

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 45To54.

Petersburg city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Petersburg city, Virginia Veterans

Petersburg city, Virginia Veterans by War

2,990

Number of Veterans

2,529

Male Veterans

461

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,132
First Gulf War679
Second Gulf War652
Korea244
World War II121

Petersburg city, Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
55 to 64832
35 to 54729
65 to 74633
75+459
18 to 34337

Petersburg city, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black2,18911.31%
White65715.16%
Hispanic768.22%
2 or More5811.18%
Asian4515.36%
Other346.65%
Indian77.14%

Petersburg city, Virginia Veterans by Education

7.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Petersburg city, Virginia Employment Status

Petersburg city, Virginia Employment by Age

58.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.8%

Employment Rate

13.7%

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