Petersburg, Virginia Population 2024

33,448

Petersburg, Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 33,448 with a growth rate of 0.08% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Petersburg, Virginia is the 52nd largest county in Virginia. The 2010 population was 32,502 and has seen a growth of 2.91% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202933,583270.08%
202833,556270.08%
202733,529270.08%
202633,502270.08%
202533,475270.08%
202433,448270.08%
202333,421270.08%
202233,394270.08%
202133,367-21-0.06%
202033,3882,7959.14%
201930,593200.07%
201830,573-393-1.27%
201730,966-413-1.32%
201631,379-516-1.62%
201531,895-347-1.08%
201432,242-69-0.21%
201332,3113160.99%
201231,995-98-0.31%
201132,093-409-1.26%
201032,502
199038,386-2,669-6.5%
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%
189022,680-10,903-32.47%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.08% (27)
County Website
Petersburg
2010 Population
32,502
Area
23 mi²
Density
1454 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
2.91% (946)
Founded
December 17, 1748

Petersburg, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American25,69877.26%
White5,53216.63%
Two or more races1,3984.2%
Asian4421.33%
Other race1560.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander190.06%
Native American160.05%
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Petersburg, Virginia Population by Race

Petersburg, Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Petersburg, Virginia Median Age

36.6

Total

35

Male

38.6

Female

Petersburg, Virginia Adults

There are 25,913 adults, (5,627 of whom are seniors) in Petersburg, Virginia.

Petersburg, Virginia Age Dependency

64

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Petersburg, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female18,09854.41%
Male15,16345.59%

Petersburg, Virginia Population by Age

Petersburg, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All14,7032.2237.462.6
Non Family8,2871.230.769.3
Female3,2143.7230.569.5
Married2,4853.3961.238.8
Male7173.2563.536.5
showing: 5 rows

3.43

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

37.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Petersburg, Virginia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Petersburg, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Petersburg, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.02%.

Petersburg, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$37,696

Average Earnings

$41,174

Average Male

$35,083

Average Female

Petersburg, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Petersburg, Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Petersburg, Virginia Language

93.02% of Petersburg, Virginia residents speak only English, while 6.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.71% of the population.

Petersburg, Virginia Language

Petersburg, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black25,5105,78322.67%
White4,69089919.17%
Multiple1,36546133.77%
Hispanic1,72036521.22%
Asian438368.22%
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22.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.8%

Male Poverty Rate

23.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Petersburg, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Petersburg, Virginia is Multiple, with 33.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Petersburg, Virginia is Asian, with 8.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.92%.

Petersburg, Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.95%
High School19.63%
Some College13.74%
Bachelors or Greater8.38%
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Petersburg, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed32.44%
Male Unemployed22.31%
Female Employed15.23%
Male Employed5.17%
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Petersburg, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Petersburg, Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Petersburg, Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

23.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.2%

Male Marriage Rate

20.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Petersburg, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Petersburg, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Petersburg, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Petersburg, Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,435

Number of Veterans

2,100

Male Veterans

335

Female Veterans

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Petersburg, Virginia Veterans by War

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Petersburg, Virginia Veterans by Age

count

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Petersburg, Virginia Veterans by Race

Petersburg, Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.8%

Veteran Disability Rate

Petersburg, Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.1%

Employment Rate

11.3%

Unemployment Rate

Petersburg, Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Petersburg, Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Petersburg, Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.36%

Born in Petersburg, Virginia

95.58%

Native Born

4.42%

Foreign Born

2.89%

Non Citizen

1.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.58% of Petersburg, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 67.36% having been born in Virginia. 2.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Petersburg, Virginia Place of Birth

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