Petersburg city, Virginia Population 2021

Petersburg city, Virginia's estimated population is 31,926 with a growth rate of 0.92% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Petersburg city, Virginia is the null largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 32,502 and has seen a growth of -1.77% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202131,9262900.92%
202031,6362900.93%
201931,3462900.93%
201831,056-81-0.26%
201731,137-243-0.77%
201631,380-512-1.61%
201531,892-349-1.08%
201432,241-70-0.22%
201332,3113150.98%
201231,996-95-0.30%
201132,091-411-1.26%
201032,502-5,884-15.33%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.92%
County Website
Founded
December 17, 1748
County Seat
2010 Population
32,502
Growth Since 2010
-1.77%
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Petersburg city, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American24,04476.67%
White5,47317.45%
Some Other Race7322.33%
Two or More Races7212.30%
Asian2920.93%
American Indian and Alaska Native740.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander260.08%
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Petersburg city, Virginia Population By Race

Petersburg city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2021

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Petersburg city, Virginia Median Age

38.1


Total

35.6


Male

41.1


Female

Petersburg city, Virginia Adults

There are 24,660 adults, (5,241 of whom are seniors) in Petersburg city, Virginia.

Petersburg city, Virginia Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Petersburg city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Mujer

17,068

54.42%

Masculino

14,294

45.58%

Petersburg city, Virginia Population by Age

Petersburg city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Petersburg city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.2%37.8%
Masculino49.9%50.1%
All38.8%61.2%
Mujer33.4%66.6%
Non Family30%70%

38.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Petersburg city, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,1652.3338.8
Non Family6,5211.2530
Mujer3,0953.6633.4
Married2,8423.1762.2
Masculino7073.1549.9

3.28

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Petersburg city, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4076.47%
9th to 12th Grade2,32610.70%
High School Graduate7,76835.74%
Some College4,68021.53%
Associates Degree1,2525.76%
Bachelors Degree2,53111.64%
Graduate Degree1,7728.15%
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Petersburg city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Petersburg city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black16,67313,8062,621
White3,6253,2091,336
Hispanic770436170
2+ Races36231525
Other Race34815333
Asian255237137
Native American7427
Islander733

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 92.94%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.73%.

Petersburg city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$30,575$36,213$26,996
Less Than 9th Grade$17,491$23,000$16,650
High School Graduate$25,744$35,347$20,221
Some College$31,015$29,955$31,300
Bachelors Degree$46,236$45,862$46,983
Graduate Degree$49,313$64,856$44,216

$30,575

Average Earnings

$36,213

Average Male

$26,996

Average Female

Petersburg city, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Petersburg city, Virginia Language by Age

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Petersburg city, Virginia Language

93.09% of Petersburg city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 6.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.70% of the population.

Petersburg city, Virginia Language

Petersburg city, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black23,7115,82224.55%
White4,52692520.44%
Hispanic1,49539926.69%
Multiple71519226.85%
Other73215821.58%
Asian2928428.77%
Native746587.84%

24.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.58%

Male Poverty Rate

24.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Petersburg city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Petersburg city, Virginia is Native, with 87.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Petersburg city, Virginia is White, with 20.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.15%.

Petersburg city, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.90%
High School20.59%
Some College14.30%
Bachelors or Greater5.19%

Petersburg city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed34.97%
Female Unemployed28.81%
Female Employed15.07%
Male Employed9.46%

Petersburg city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Petersburg city, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,679$53,064
Families$46,925$60,670
Married Families$64,955-
Non Families$27,691$43,411
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Income by Household Type

Petersburg city, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

25.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.7%

Male Marriage Rate

22.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Petersburg city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Petersburg city, Virginia Marital Status

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2,491

Number of Veterans

2,136

Male Veterans

355

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam787
First Gulf War636
Second Gulf War557
Korea142
World War II62

Petersburg city, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64703
35 to 54605
65 to 74578
75+384
18 to 34221

Petersburg city, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,90210.08%
White47411.20%
2+ Races7119.61%
Hispanic404.32%
Asian3014.08%
Other Race143.38%

Petersburg city, Virginia Veterans by Race

Petersburg city, Virginia Veterans by Education

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7.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Petersburg city, Virginia Veterans by Education

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60.6%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

11.7%

Unemployment Rate

Petersburg city, Virginia Employment by Age

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Petersburg city, Virginia Employment by Race

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Petersburg city, Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.04%

Born in Petersburg city, Virginia

96.14%

Native Born

3.86%

Foreign Born

2.35%

Non Citizen

1.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.14% of Petersburg city, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 70.04% having been born in Virginia. 2.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Petersburg city, Virginia Place of Birth

  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

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