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The City of Petersburg had a population of 31,948 as of July 1, 2020.
The primary coordinate point for Petersburg is located at latitude 37.2279 and longitude -77.4019 in Petersburg (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Petersburg encompass a land area of 22.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Petersburg (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 66 feet.
The City of Petersburg (GNIS ID: 1498435) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Petersburg: Appamatuck, Cockade City, Fals, Fort Henry, Peters Point, Peter's Point, Petersburgh, The Cockade City.
|Total Population||31,948 (100%)|
|Population in Households||31,062 (97.2%)|
|Population in Families||22,405 (70.1%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||886 ( 2.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$33,879|
|Average Household Income||$47,156|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||14%|
|Per Capita Income||$20,108|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||16,622 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||4,958 (29.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||8,610 (51.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||3,053 (18.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$116,151|
|Average Home Value||$155,717|
|Housing Affordability Index3||154|
|Average Household Size||2.29|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.67%|
|Per Capita Income||1.46%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.34%|
The table below compares Petersburg to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 34||94th|
|Population Density||# 188||68th|
|Median Household Income||# 555||7th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 224||38th|
|Per Capita Income||# 537||10th|
|Diversity Index||# 316||47th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.