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, 2017)


Total Population 44,613
Daytime Population: Workers 14,826
Daytime Population: Residents 26,523
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 41,349
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 40,780
Population in Familes 31,699
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,833
Population Density2 589
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $40,402
Average Household Income $52,735
Per Capita Income $21,103


Total Housing Units 19,599 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,770 (44.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,657 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,172 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $148,277
Average Home Value $178,369


Total Households 16,427
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 10,307
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.41% 0.5%
Households 0.53% 0.53%
Families 0.34% 0.4%
Median Household Income   0.29%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Petersburg, VA 23803 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23803 to the other 870 ZIP Codes in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Density # 192 78th
Diversity Index # 204 77th
Median Household Income # 672 23rd
Per Capita Income # 688 21st

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