Petersburg, VA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Petersburg, Virginia Info Snack

Population
31,362
Unemployment
11.7%
Poverty
24.1%
Median Home
$108,100
Median Income
$38,679
Median Rent
$947

Petersburg SnackAbility

3
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
6
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
8

Petersburg, VA Crime Report

1,268
Total Crimes
4,054.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
63.71%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Petersburg
/ 100k People
Virginia
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,268 4,054.6 1,850.7 2,476.7
Violent Crime 234 748.2 208.0 366.7
Murder 19 60.8 5.0 5.0
Robbery 48 153.5 41.3 81.6
Aggravated Assault 155 495.6 128.7 250.2
Property Crime 1,034 3,306.4 1,642.7 2,109.9
Burglary 131 418.9 162.8 340.5
Larceny 760 2,430.2 1,359.5 1,549.5
Car Theft 143 457.3 120.3 219.9

Petersburg, VA Cost Of Living

89
Petersburg's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Petersburg Virginia National Average
Overall 89 107 100
Services 104 99 100
Groceries 90 96 100
Health 102 97 100
Housing 69 130 100
Transportation 87 90 100
Utilities 100 100 100

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Rankings for Petersburg in Virginia

Map Of Petersburg, VA

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Population over time in Petersburg

Year Population % Change
2019 31,362 -1.5%
2018 31,827 -0.7%
2017 32,037 0.1%
2016 31,997 -0.4%
2015 32,123 -1.0%
2014 32,439 0.3%
2013 32,326 0.3%
2012 32,226 -0.3%
2011 32,337 0.1%
2010 32,303 -

Race / Ethnicity in Petersburg

White
15.1% (4,726)
African American
76.3% (23,926)
American Indian
0.2% (74)
Asian
0.9% (281)
Hawaiian
0.1% (26)
Other
0.4% (118)
Two Or More
2.2% (675)
Hispanic
4.9% (1,536)
Race Petersburg VA USA
White 15.1% 61.8% 60.7%
African American 76.3% 18.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.9% 6.3% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.3% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.2% 3.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 4.9% 9.4% 18.0%

Gender in Petersburg

Female
54.4% (17,068)
Male
45.6% (14,293)
Gender Petersburg VA USA
Female 54.4% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 45.6% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Petersburg for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (1,568)
9-12th Grade
11.0% (3,449)
High School / GED
36.0% (11,290)
Some College
22.0% (6,899)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (1,881)
Bachelor's Degree
12.0% (3,763)
Master's Degree
6.0% (1,881)
Professional Degree
1.0% (313)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (313)
Education Petersburg VA USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 11.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 36.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 22.0% 19.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 12.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 12.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Petersburg, Virginia

Less than $10,000
12.5% (391,399)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.3% (198,439)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.4% (482,638)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.7% (365,671)
$35,000 to $49,999
17.5% (549,579)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.6% (520,516)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.7% (302,780)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.6% (236,793)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.3% (39,783)
$200,000 or more
1.5% (48,597)
Income Petersburg VA USA
Less than $10,000 12.5% 5.1% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.3% 3.4% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.4% 7.2% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.7% 7.4% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 17.5% 11.0% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.6% 16.4% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.7% 13.0% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.6% 17.0% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.3% 8.7% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 1.5% 10.9% 7.7%

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