Petersburg, VA 23803 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 23803: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Petersburg, VA 23803

Acceptable Alternative
N Dinwiddie, VA 23803
North Dinwiddie, VA 23803
S Chesterfld, VA 23803
South Chesterfield, VA 23803

Not Acceptable, USPS
Matoaca, VA 23803

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,038
  • Single Family Addresses: 15,520
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,077
  • County: Petersburg City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.214, Longitude -77.456
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 23803 has segments in 3 Counties / Independent Cities (Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Petersburg City).

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Petersburg, VA 23803 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 44,573
Population in Households 40,435
Population in Familes 31,455
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,138
Population Density1 605
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 16,352
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 10,255
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,499 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,833 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,519 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,147 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $141,335
Average Home Value $168,403


Median Household Income $39,358
Average Household Income $50,940
Per Capita Income $20,504
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.55%
Households 0.74% 0.62%
Families 0.58% 0.53%
Median Household Income   -0.77%
Per Capita Income   0.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Petersburg, VA 23803 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23803 to the other 873 ZIP Codes in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 30 97th
Population Density1 # 196 78th
Diversity Index2 # 230 74th
Median Household Income # 657 25th
Per Capita Income # 691 21st

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