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-0.97% decline
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-6.28% decline
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6.38% growth
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-1.93% decline

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The economy of Petersburg, VA employs 12,898 people. The economy of Petersburg, VA is specialized in Public Admin.; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 1.66; 1.43; and 1.38 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Petersburg, VA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,577), Retail trade (1,815), and Manufacturing (1,373), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($49,207), Utilities ($46,593), and Educational Services ($38,597).

Median household income in Petersburg, VA is $31,798. Males in Petersburg, VA have an average income that is 1.14 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,057. The income inequality of Petersburg, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Petersburg, VA. In Petersburg city, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 76 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,000. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.


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Petersburg, VA is home to a population of 32,123 people, from which 97.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Petersburg, VA is composed of 24,652 Black residents (76.7%), 5,025 White residents (15.6%), 1,361 Hispanic residents (4.24%), 616 Two+ residents (1.92%), and 414 Asian residents (1.29%). The most common foreign languages in Petersburg, VA are Spanish (1,231 speakers), French (224 speakers), and Tagalog (168 speakers), but compared to other places, Petersburg, VA has a relative high number of German (167 speakers), French (224 speakers), and Japanese (76 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Petersburg, VA awarded 62 degrees. The student population of Petersburg, VA is skewed towards females, with 7 male students and 55 female students. Most students in Petersburg, VA are White (50 and 80.6%), followed by Black or African American (10 and 16.1%), Hispanic or Latino (1 and 1.61%), and Unknown (1 and 1.61%). The largest universities in Petersburg, VA by number of graduates are Southside Regional Medical Center Professional Schools (62 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Petersburg, VA are Registered Nursing (47 and 75.8%), Radiation Therapist (10 and 16.1%), and Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Ultrasound Technician (5 and 8.06%). The median tuition costs in Petersburg, VA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Petersburg, VA is $111,900, which is 0.58 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $114,100 to $111,900, a -1.93% increase. The homeownership rate of Petersburg, VA is 41.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Petersburg, VA have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Petersburg, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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