Petersburg, VA

Census Place

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2022 Population
33,261
0.0963% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.6
1.61% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
22.2%
4.12% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$46,930
4.54% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$147,200
23.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Petersburg, VA had a population of 33.3k people with a median age of 36.6 and a median household income of $46,930. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Petersburg, VA grew from 33,229 to 33,261, a 0.0963% increase and its median household income grew from $44,890 to $46,930, a 4.54% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Petersburg, VA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (75.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (14.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.93%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (1.86%), and White (Hispanic) (1.75%).

None of the households in Petersburg, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.1% of the residents in Petersburg, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Petersburg, VA are Another Level Barbering and Cosmetology School (21 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Petersburg, VA was $147,200, and the homeownership rate was 37.4%.

Most people in Petersburg, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Petersburg, VA was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Petersburg, VA is home to a population of 33.3k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.41% of Petersburg, VA residents were born outside of the country (1.47k people).

In 2022, there were 5.07 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.1k people) in Petersburg, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.95k White (Non-Hispanic) and 975 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.1%
2022 Citizenship
97.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.1% of Petersburg, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Petersburg, VA was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Petersburg, VA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    25.1k ± 302
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.95k ± 28
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    975 ± 319
5.31%
Hispanic Population
1.77k people

In 2022, there were 5.07 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.1k people) in Petersburg, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.95k White (Non-Hispanic) and 975 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.31% of the people in Petersburg, VA are hispanic (1.77k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

4.41%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.47k people
3.95%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.31k people

As of 2022, 4.41% of Petersburg, VA residents (1.47k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Petersburg, VA was 3.95%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    789 ± 258
  2. Vietnam
    535 ± 137
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    336 ± 117

Petersburg, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Petersburg, VA employs 14.4k people. The largest industries in Petersburg, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,493 people), Retail Trade (1,945 people), and Manufacturing (1,654 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,898), Public Administration ($62,734), and Finance & Insurance ($46,500).

Occupations

14.4k
2022 Value
± 1,022
2.01%
1 Year growth
± 9.77%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Petersburg, VA grew at a rate of 2.01%, from 14.1k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Petersburg, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,645 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,410 people), and Material Moving Occupations (1,348 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Petersburg, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

14.4k
2022 Value
± 1,022
2.01%
1 Year growth
± 9.77%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Petersburg, VA grew at a rate of 2.01%, from 14.1k employees to 14.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Petersburg, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,493 people), Retail Trade (1,945 people), and Manufacturing (1,654 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Petersburg, VA, though some of these residents may live in Petersburg, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,038
Median earning men ± $3,299
$34,463
Median earning women ± $2,822

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($82,500), Other Services Except Public Administration ($50,128), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,865).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($61,359), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,574), and Construction ($50,898).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

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.

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.

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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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Education

In 2022, universities in Petersburg, VA awarded 21 degrees. The student population of Petersburg, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 21 male students and 29 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Petersburg, VA are Black or African American (20 and 95.2%), followed by White (1 and 4.76%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Petersburg, VA by number of degrees awarded are Another Level Barbering and Cosmetology School (21 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Petersburg, VA are General Cosmetology (13 and 61.9%) and Barbering (8 and 38.1%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Petersburg, VA was $147,200 in 2022, which is 0.522 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $119,200 to $147,200, a 23.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Petersburg, VA is 37.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Petersburg, VA have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Petersburg, VA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Petersburg, VA is $46,930. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Petersburg, VA was Census Tract 8109 with a value of $71,033, followed by Census Tract 8111 and Census Tract 8104, with respective values of $59,495 and $56,875.

Property

$147,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,217
$5,503
Median Property Taxes
±$555

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Petersburg, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

37.4%
Homeownership
2022
73.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 37.4% of the housing units in Petersburg, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 35.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8109
  2. Census Tract 8111
  3. Census Tract 8104

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Petersburg, VA was Census Tract 8109 with a value of $71,033, followed by Census Tract 8111 and Census Tract 8104, with respective values of $59,495 and $56,875.

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

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Household Income

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$46,930
Median Household Income
± $3,098
14.7k
Number of Households
± 963

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.7k households in Petersburg, VA grew to $46,930 from the previous year's value of $44,890.

The following chart displays the households in Petersburg, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Petersburg, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.4%)
  2. Carpooled (12.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.18%)

In 2022, 72.4% of workers in Petersburg, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.3%) and those who worked at home (7.18%).

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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Commute Time

25 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Petersburg, VA have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.73% of the workforce in Petersburg, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

22.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Petersburg, VA (7.28k out of 32.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

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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Health

89.3% of the population of Petersburg, VA has health coverage, with 33.9% on employee plans, 26.1% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 3.69% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Petersburg city, VA see 1425 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.697% decrease from the previous year (1435 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1269 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 203 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,425 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Petersburg city, VA

Primary care physicians in Petersburg city, VA see an average of 1,425 patients per year. This represents a 0.697% decrease from the previous year (1,435 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.3% under 18 years, 24.3% between 18 and 34 years, 35.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.4% were men and 56.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.7%
Uninsured
33.9%
Employer Coverage
26.1%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
3.69%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Petersburg, VA declined by 1.19% from 10.8% to 10.7%.

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