Petersburg city, Virginia Population 2020

Petersburg city, Virginia's estimated population is 31,431 with a growth rate of -0.22% 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
202031,431-68-0.22%
201931,499-68-0.22%
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%

Petersburg city, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American24,57477.21%
White5,51917.34%
Some Other Race7062.22%
Two or More Races6091.91%
Asian3241.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native790.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.05%

Petersburg city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

Petersburg city, Virginia Median Age

38.7


Total

36.2


Male

41.3


Female

Petersburg city, Virginia Adults

There are 25,026 adults, (5,211 of whom are seniors) in Petersburg city, Virginia.

Petersburg city, Virginia Age Dependency

60.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Petersburg city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

17,176

53.97%

Male

14,651

46.03%

Petersburg city, Virginia Households and Families

Petersburg city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Petersburg city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61.5%38.5%
Male53.1%46.9%
All40.5%59.5%
Female33.4%66.6%
Non Family32.5%67.5%

40.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,2742.3440.5
Non Family6,4201.2532.5
Married3,1053.0361.5
Female3,1033.7333.4
Male6463.1853.1

3.22

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Petersburg city, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3476.12%
9th to 12th Grade2,84512.92%
High School Graduate7,56234.33%
Some College5,12423.26%
Associates Degree1,1795.35%
Bachelors Degree2,36310.73%
Graduate Degree1,6057.29%

Petersburg city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black16,86313,5522,412
White3,7503,3561,248
Hispanic774403129
Other Race36215216
Multiple Races30524321
Asian279267149
Native American7929
Islander5

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 95.70%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.41%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,916$35,603$25,807
Less Than High School$17,188$17,250$17,172
High School Grad$26,078$32,468$19,155
Some College$30,168$32,259$28,794
Bachelors Degree$42,647$43,598$41,993
Graduate Degree$55,889$74,567$49,583

$29,916

Average Earnings

$35,603

Average Male

$25,807

Average Female

Petersburg city, Virginia Language

Petersburg city, Virginia Language by Age

Petersburg city, Virginia Language

92.47% of Petersburg city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 7.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.85% of the population.

Petersburg city, Virginia Poverty

Petersburg city, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black24,2286,48026.75%
White4,56496521.14%
Hispanic1,47735824.24%
Other69914020.03%
Multiple59412020.20%
Asian32410432.10%
Native796886.08%

25.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.28%

Male Poverty Rate

27.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Petersburg city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Petersburg city, Virginia is Native, with 86.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Petersburg city, Virginia is Other, with 20.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.20%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.80%
High School20.97%
Some College15.80%
Bachelors or Greater5.33%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed52.75%
Male Unemployed38.95%
Female Employed14.33%
Male Employed9.75%

Petersburg city, Virginia Income

Petersburg city, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,135$50,193
Families$43,388$57,387
Married Families$67,570-
Non Families$27,092$40,449

Petersburg city, Virginia Marital Status

Petersburg city, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

26.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.6%

Male Marriage Rate

24.4%

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

2,721

Number of Veterans

2,239

Male Veterans

482

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam986
Second Gulf War668
First Gulf War662
Korea155
World War II48
Name Veterans % of Total
Black2,05510.68%
White54012.63%
2 or More7320.92%
Hispanic485.23%
Asian3515.28%
Other184.47%

$Petersburg city, Virginia Veterans by Education

9.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Petersburg city, Virginia Employment Status

60.7%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

11.3%

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

69.83%

Born in Virginia

96.19%

Native Born

3.81%

Foreign Born

2.54%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.19% of Petersburg city, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 69.83% having been born in Virginia. 2.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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