Petersburg city, VA

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Population
31,827
0.655% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
Median Age
38.7

Poverty Rate
25.8%

Median Household Income
$36,135
6.47% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$108,200
4.16% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
13,387
0.292% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Petersburg city, VA had a population of 31.8k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $36,135. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Petersburg city, VA declined from 32,037 to 31,827, a -0.655% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,939 to $36,135, a 6.47% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Petersburg city, VA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (76.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (15%), White (Hispanic) (2.32%), Other (Hispanic) (2.01%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.78%). 0% of the households in Petersburg city, VA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 97.5% of the residents in Petersburg city, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Petersburg city, VA was $108,200, and the homeownership rate was 40.5%. Most people in Petersburg city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Petersburg city, VA was 1 car per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Virginia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Petersburg city, VA went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 87.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (10.5%), followed by Other (2.28%). The most partisan county was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Petersburg city, VA
87.2% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Virginia
  1. 87.2% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 82% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Virginia was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Virginia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Petersburg city, VA is home to a population of 31.8k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.81% of Petersburg city, VA residents were born outside of the country (1.21k people).

In 2018, there were 5.12 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.5k people) in Petersburg city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.78k White (Non-Hispanic) and 739 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Petersburg city, VA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    24.5k ± 187
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.78k ± 25
  3. White (Hispanic)
    739 ± 315
4.78%
Hispanic Population
1.52k people

In 2018, there were 5.12 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.5k people) in Petersburg city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.78k White (Non-Hispanic) and 739 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.78% of the people in Petersburg city, VA are hispanic (1.52k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Petersburg city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.81%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.21k people
3.61%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.16k people

As of 2018, 3.81% of Petersburg city, VA residents (1.21k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Petersburg city, VA was 3.61%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

38
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Petersburg city, VA was 38.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Petersburg city, VA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Petersburg city, VA residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    110,628 ± 8,112 people
  2. India
    90,134 ± 7,331 people
  3. Mexico
    55,497 ± 5,765 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 110,628 Virginia residents, followed by India with 90,134 and Mexico with 55,497.

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Citizenship

97.5%
2018 Citizenship
98.1%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.5% of Petersburg city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Petersburg city, VA was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    909 ± 175
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    668 ± 153
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    385 ± 129

Petersburg city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Petersburg city, VA is $36,135. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Petersburg city, VA was Census Tract 8111 with a value of $56,089, followed by Census Tract 8103 and Census Tract 8110, with respective values of $44,443 and $42,527.

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,617. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Petersburg city, VA employs 13.4k people. The largest industries in Petersburg city, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,545 people), Retail Trade (1,989 people), and Manufacturing (1,789 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,625), Educational Services ($45,888), and Wholesale Trade ($38,846).

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,135
2018 value
± $1,580
6.47%
1 Year Growth
± 6.04%

Households in Petersburg city, VA have a median annual income of $36,135, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $33,939 in 2017, which represents a 6.47% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Petersburg city, VA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,421
Average Male Salary in Virginia
± $1,407
$58,617
Average Female Salary in Virginia
± $1,090

In 2019, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Virginia
  1. Asian
    $72,838 ± $3,429
  2. White
    $64,618 ± $1,052
  3. Two or More Races
    $51,601 ± $4,191

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Virginia.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Petersburg city, VA is from Virginia.
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2018 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2019, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.00766% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8111
  2. Census Tract 8103
  3. Census Tract 8110

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Petersburg city, VA was Census Tract 8111 with a value of $56,089, followed by Census Tract 8103 and Census Tract 8110, with respective values of $44,443 and $42,527.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Petersburg city, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Petersburg city, VA (8.04k out of 31.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    6,480 ± 545
  2. White
    1,125 ± 243
  3. Hispanic
    358 ± 153

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Petersburg city, VA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

13.4k
2018 Value
± 804
0.292%
1 Year growth
± 8.31%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Petersburg city, VA grew at a rate of 0.292%, from 13.3k employees to 13.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Petersburg city, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,607 people), Production Occupations (1,406 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,363 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Petersburg city, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Petersburg city, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,607 people), Production Occupations (1,406 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,363 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Petersburg city, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.67 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Petersburg city, VA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($104,178), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,179), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($59,792).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.4k
2018 Value
± 804
0.292%
1 Year growth
± 8.31%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Petersburg city, VA grew at a rate of 0.292%, from 13.3k employees to 13.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Petersburg city, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,545 people), Retail Trade (1,989 people), and Manufacturing (1,789 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Petersburg city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Petersburg city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Petersburg city, VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,545 people), Retail Trade (1,989 people), and Manufacturing (1,789 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Petersburg city, VA has an unusually high number of Health Care & Social Assistance (1.37 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.37 times), and Manufacturing (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Petersburg city, VA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,625), Educational Services ($45,888), and Wholesale Trade ($38,846).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $35.1B
  2. $31.5B
  3. $30.5B

In 2018, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $35.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($31.5B) and Electronics ($30.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$307B
2018 Value in Virginia
$648B
Projected 2045 Value in Virginia
111% growth

In 2018, total outbound Virginia trade was $307B. This is expected to increase 111% to $648B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.8B
  2. $20B
  3. $11.7B

In 2018, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $21.8B, followed by North Carolina with $20B and Pennsylvania and $11.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Petersburg city, VA was $108,200 in 2018, which is 0.471 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $112,900 to $108,200, a 4.16% decrease. The homeownership rate in Petersburg city, VA is 40.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Petersburg city, VA have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Petersburg city, VA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$108,200
2018 Median
± $5,950
$112,900
2017 Median
± $5,771

In 2018, the median property value in Petersburg city, VA declined from to $108,200 from the previous year's value of $112,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Petersburg city, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Petersburg city, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$36,135
Median Household Income
± $1,580
13.3k
Number of Households
± 722

In 2018, the median household income of the 13.3k households in Petersburg city, VA grew to $36,135 from the previous year's value of $33,939.

The following chart displays the households in Petersburg city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Petersburg city, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Petersburg city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

40.5%
2018 Homeownership
41.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 40.5% of the housing units in Petersburg city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 41.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Petersburg city, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Petersburg city, VA have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.636% of the workforce in Petersburg city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (76.5%)
  2. Carpooled (13.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.87%)

In 2018, 76.5% of workers in Petersburg city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.5%) and those who worked at home (2.87%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Petersburg city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Petersburg city, VA have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Health

86.8% of the population of Petersburg city, VA has health coverage, with 33.9% on employee plans, 24.2% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 3.36% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Petersburg city, VA see 1435 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.554% decrease from the previous year (1443 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 234 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.5%). Additionally, King and Queen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,435 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Petersburg city, VA

Primary care physicians in Petersburg city, VA see an average of 1,435 patients per year. This represents a 0.554% decrease from the previous year (1,443 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Petersburg city, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Virginia
$4,218
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,361
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,677
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.2%
Uninsured
33.9%
Employer Coverage
24.2%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
3.36%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Petersburg city, VA grew by 6.64% from 12.3% to 13.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Petersburg city, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 22.5% prevalence
  2. 22.5% prevalence
  3. 20.3% prevalence

Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 22.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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