Petersburg city, VA

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2020 Population
30,791
1.82% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
37.2
2.36% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
22.6%
5.95% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$43,029
11.2% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$111,800
3.42% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Petersburg city, VA had a population of 30.8k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $43,029. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Petersburg city, VA declined from 31,362 to 30,791, a −1.82% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,679 to $43,029, a 11.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Petersburg city, VA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (76.3%), White (Non-Hispanic) (15%), Other (Hispanic) (2.37%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.22%), and White (Hispanic) (1.62%).

None of the households in Petersburg city, 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.

97.9% of the residents in Petersburg city, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Petersburg city, VA are Another Level Barbering and Cosmetology School (22 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Petersburg city, VA was $111,800, and the homeownership rate was 36.1%.

Most people in Petersburg city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Petersburg city, VA was 1 car per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Petersburg city, VA is home to a population of 30.8k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.34% of Petersburg city, VA residents were born outside of the country (1.03k people).

In 2020, there were 5.09 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.5k people) in Petersburg city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.61k White (Non-Hispanic) and 729 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2020 Citizenship
97.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.9% of Petersburg city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Petersburg city, VA was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Petersburg city, VA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    23.5k ± 178
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.61k ± 27
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    729 ± 354
4.92%
Hispanic Population
1.52k people

In 2020, there were 5.09 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.5k people) in Petersburg city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.61k White (Non-Hispanic) and 729 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.92% 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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Foreign-Born Population

3.34%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.03k people
3.86%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.21k people

As of 2020, 3.34% of Petersburg city, VA residents (1.03k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Petersburg city, VA was 3.86%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    586 ± 147
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    516 ± 169
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    306 ± 113

Petersburg city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Petersburg city, VA employs 13.1k people. The largest industries in Petersburg city, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,493 people), Manufacturing (1,629 people), and Retail Trade (1,539 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($54,483), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,034), and Finance & Insurance ($47,853).

Occupations

13.1k
2020 Value
± 887
−0.586%
1 Year decline
± 9.14%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Petersburg city, VA declined at a rate of −0.586%, from 13.1k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Petersburg city, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,444 people), Material Moving Occupations (1,248 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,127 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Petersburg city, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.1k
2020 Value
± 887
−0.586%
1 Year decline
± 9.14%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Petersburg city, VA declined at a rate of −0.586%, from 13.1k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Petersburg city, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,493 people), Manufacturing (1,629 people), and Retail Trade (1,539 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$30,823
Median earning men ± $3,844
$30,920
Median earning women ± $1,735

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($76,250), Other Services Except Public Administration ($41,250), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,157).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,926), Construction ($45,980), and Public Administration ($45,739).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 330
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 184
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 162
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $37.3B
  2. $28.7B
  3. $25.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Electronics ($28.7B) and Machinery ($25.6B).

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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$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

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. $25B
  2. $18.9B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $25B, followed by Maryland with $18.9B and Pennsylvania and $13.2B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Petersburg County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 87.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (11.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.764%).

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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In 2020, universities in Petersburg city, VA awarded 22 degrees. The student population of Petersburg city, VA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2 male students and 5 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Petersburg city, VA are Black or African American (19 and 86.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1 and 4.55%), American Indian or Alaska Native (1 and 4.55%), and White (1 and 4.55%).

The largest universities in Petersburg city, VA by number of degrees awarded are Another Level Barbering and Cosmetology School (22 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Petersburg city, VA are General Cosmetology (18 and 81.8%) and Barbering (4 and 18.2%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.823% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.842% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.66M), Some college (1.42M), and Bachelors Degree (1.41M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Petersburg city, VA was $111,800 in 2020, which is 0.487 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $108,100 to $111,800, a 3.42% increase. The homeownership rate in Petersburg city, VA is 36.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Petersburg city, VA have an average commute time of 24.4 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.

Median household income in Petersburg city, VA is $43,029. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Petersburg city, VA was Census Tract 8109 with a value of $60,286, followed by Census Tract 8111 and Census Tract 8103, with respective values of $53,795 and $49,808.

Property

$111,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,902
$4,771
Median Property Taxes
±$455

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 city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Petersburg city, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

36.1%
Homeownership
2020
71.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 36.1% of the housing units in Petersburg city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 38.8%.

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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 8103

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Petersburg city, VA was Census Tract 8109 with a value of $60,286, followed by Census Tract 8111 and Census Tract 8103, with respective values of $53,795 and $49,808.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$43,029
Median Household Income
± $2,641
13.2k
Number of Households
± 855

In 2020, the median household income of the 13.2k households in Petersburg city, VA grew to $43,029 from the previous year's value of $38,679.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Petersburg city, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (74.5%)
  2. Carpooled (13.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.74%)

In 2020, 74.5% of workers in Petersburg city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.7%) and those who worked at home (4.74%).

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

24.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Petersburg city, VA have a shorter commute time (24.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.16% of the workforce in Petersburg city, 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 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Petersburg city, VA (6.86k out of 30.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 6 - 11.

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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87.7% of the population of Petersburg city, VA has health coverage, with 34.5% on employee plans, 25.4% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 3.3% 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.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 42.9% were men and 57.1% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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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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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.7% under 18 years, 23.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 42.9% were men and 57.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

12.3%
Uninsured
34.5%
Employer Coverage
25.4%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
3.3%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Petersburg city, VA declined by 0.446% from 12.4% to 12.3%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 150 in Petersburg city, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.8% in Petersburg city, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.8% in Petersburg city, VA.

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