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Petersburg city, Virginia (VA)


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County population in 2012: 31,973 (98% urban, 2% rural); it was 33,740 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,388
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,767
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,113
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,479 (it was 6,686 in 2000)
% of renters here:

48%
State:

33%

Land area: 23 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 1413 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Petersburg city: 94.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.3%), Retail trade (12.1%), Manufacturing (10.6%), Public administration (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 28%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%

Petersburg city races chart

Races in Petersburg city, Virginia:


Median resident age:  39.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years

Males: 15,147  (47.6%)
Females: 17,273  (52.4%)

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Average household size:
Petersburg city:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,671 ($28,851 in 1999)
This county:

$36671
Virginia:

$59330

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $565 (lower quartile is $381, upper quartile is $772)
This county:

$565
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $112,244 (it was $68,100 in 2000)
Petersburg city:

$112,244
Virginia:

$252,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $84,309 - $147,707

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $184,491
Here:

$184,491
State:

$330,816

Townhouses or other attached units: $119,107
Here:

$119,107
State:

$310,878

In 2-unit structures: $558,539
Here:

$558,539
State:

$285,516

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $75,310
Here:

$75,310
State:

$242,971

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $2,923,224
Here:

$2,923,224
State:

$270,208

Mobile homes: $9,768
Here:

$9,768
State:

$37,843

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $82,412
Here:

$82,412
State:

$92,978
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,858
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $277

Institutionalized population: 587

Petersburg city, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,183 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,112 (1.1%)


Petersburg city household income distribution in 2009 Petersburg city home values distribution


Petersburg city contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.8%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Black residents, 7.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.5% for other race residents, 5.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 43 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

19.6%
Whole state:

9.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

9.6%
Whole state:

4.3%

Area name: Richmond, VA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Petersburg city is $678 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $757 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1010 a month.

Cities in this county include: Petersburg.

Petersburg city has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Chesterfield County , Dinwiddie County , Prince George County , Colonial Heights city .


Current college students: 1,388
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 769 (56% naturalized citizens)

Petersburg city:

2.3%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 39.4%

Petersburg city marital status for males
Petersburg city marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Petersburg city with a mortgage: 4,563 (666 second mortgage, 502 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,166

Here:

67.8% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.94%
Here33.9%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 11,450
Total congregations: 33

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEpiscopal Church
Adherents3,589 (31.3%)1,759 (15.4%)1,222 (10.7%)1,148 (10.0%)804 (7.0%)
Congregations4 (12.1%)4 (12.1%)1 (3.0%)4 (12.1%)3 (9.1%)
NameMuslim EstimateChurches of ChristJewishAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents609 (5.3%)385 (3.4%)350 (3.1%)335 (2.9%)1,249 (10.9%)
Congregations1 (3.0%)3 (9.1%)1 (3.0%)2 (6.1%)10 (30.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Petersburg city - Petersburg

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
This county:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Petersburg city:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Petersburg city:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
This county:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Petersburg city:

7.29 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

14.9%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

34.4%
Virginia:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Petersburg city:

16.6%
State:

18.6%


Tornado activity:

Petersburg city historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 48.0 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 246 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 8/6/1993, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 246 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Petersburg city-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 37.8 miles away from the county center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 52.6 miles away from the county center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 46.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 54.4 miles away from Petersburg city center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 78.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Petersburg city (%):





Petersburg city mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,676 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 2,466 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 312 (2%)
  • Taxi: 119 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 12 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 42 (0%)
  • Walked: 282 (2%)
  • Other means: 121 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 146 (1%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Petersburg city, Virginia in 2000:

People in group quarters in Petersburg city, Virginia in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $33,172.

12.14% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,106 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.14%
Virginia average:

11.06%


0.56% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,345 average AGI)
Petersburg city:

0.56%
Virginia average:

0.41%

7.28% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($16,155 average AGI)
4.29% relocated from other states ($8,606 average AGI)
Petersburg city:

4.29%
Virginia average:

4.24%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Chesterfield County, VA  1.53% ($26,487 average AGI)
from Prince George County, VA  0.97% ($26,449)
from Hopewell city, VA  0.89% ($22,927)
from Dinwiddie County, VA  0.78% ($27,832)
from Colonial Heights city, VA  0.65% ($27,544)
from Richmond city, VA  0.54% ($27,576)
from Henrico County, VA  0.34% ($25,190)


11.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,069 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.34%
Virginia average:

10.78%


0.41% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,050 average AGI)
Petersburg city:

0.41%
Virginia average:

0.22%

7.88% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($20,627 average AGI)
3.04% relocated to other states ($7,392 average AGI)
Petersburg city:

3.04%
Virginia average:

4.13%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Chesterfield County, VA  2.00% ($30,566 average AGI)
to Dinwiddie County, VA  1.02% ($33,033)
to Hopewell city, VA  0.90% ($23,817)
to Prince George County, VA  0.87% ($38,876)
to Colonial Heights city, VA  0.75% ($27,264)
to Richmond city, VA  0.63% ($23,974)
to Henrico County, VA  0.40% ($28,333)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.2

Births per 1000 population in Petersburg city

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Petersburg city

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 15.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Petersburg city

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 7,916 (6,180 aged, 1,736 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.05
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 40568.43
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 863.940
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 307650.27

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1601.030
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1591.830
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 72
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 64.41

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12.27
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 203.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 160.3
  • Other - 43.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 31,362

Size of family households: 3,281 2-persons, 2,078 3-persons, 1,211 4-persons, 646 5-persons, 281 6-persons, 200 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,915 1-person, 863 2-persons, 95 3-persons, 41 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

95.6% of residents of Petersburg city speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (54% speak English very well, 46% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $341,901,000 ($10437 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $40,638,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $153,064,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $82,286,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,685,000
Federal grants: $78,459,000
Federal procurement contracts: $15,340,000 ($9,592,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $11,066,000 ($311,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $32,007,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $22,000,000
Federal Government insurance: $19,638,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,031
Here:

93 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,583
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +110
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,658
Here -51 per 1000 residents
State +14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Petersburg city

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Petersburg city, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 56
  • 3 rooms: 126
  • 4 rooms: 589
  • 5 rooms: 1,360
  • 6 rooms: 1,914
  • 7 rooms: 1,295
  • 8 rooms: 1,023
  • 9+ rooms: 750
  • 1 room: 141
  • 2 rooms: 547
  • 3 rooms: 1,162
  • 4 rooms: 2,234
  • 5 rooms: 1,381
  • 6 rooms: 735
  • 7 rooms: 336
  • 8 rooms: 91
  • 9+ rooms: 59
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Petersburg city, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 34
  • 1 bedroom: 186
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,505
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,940
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,245
  • 5+ bedrooms: 203
  • no bedroom: 164
  • 1 bedroom: 1,645
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,300
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,306
  • 4 bedrooms: 213
  • 5+ bedrooms: 58
Cars and other vehicles available in Petersburg city, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 692
  • 1 vehicle: 2,480
  • 2 vehicles: 2,354
  • 3 vehicles: 1,102
  • 4 vehicles: 392
  • 5+ vehicles: 93
  • no vehicle: 2,192
  • 1 vehicle: 3,018
  • 2 vehicles: 1,180
  • 3 vehicles: 245
  • 4 vehicles: 31
  • 5+ vehicles: 20

57% of Petersburg city residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Virginia.

Petersburg city:

56.5%
State average:

53.8%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $71,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Petersburg city
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (56.3%)
  • Electricity (22.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.1%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Utility gas (47.8%)
  • Electricity (41.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 205
Here:

5.0%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 118
Here:

6.2%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 220
Here:

20.0%
Virginia:

20.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2004:



Petersburg city Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Petersburg city Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED119$132,11864$85,406331$124,53836$65,3613$995,33399$96,657
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$127,14310$158,50054$119,3159$106,3330$018$126,944
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$122,93818$111,000320$105,27556$41,7682$340,00052$84,635
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN18$127,0006$90,333137$120,70116$89,1250$021$104,810
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$412,0004$104,50038$127,5267$70,4290$09$75,222
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$145,3336$175,6670$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$173,2006$149,3331$88,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$38,0005$116,8000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$03$123,0001$113,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in Petersburg city, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James71569.3 years
William66572.1 years
Mary65077.4 years
John62572.3 years
Robert47370.6 years
George33172.0 years
Charles30770.5 years
Willie25272.1 years
Joseph24870.7 years
Thomas24670.0 years
Most common last names in Petersburg city, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones43370.6 years
Williams32571.8 years
Johnson29873.2 years
Brown28071.0 years
Smith26470.9 years
Davis20471.4 years
Harris20272.9 years
Walker19670.2 years
Jackson18772.0 years
Taylor15869.6 years
Businesses in Petersburg city, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Howard Johnson1
AMF Bowling1KFC1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Arby's2McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut2
CVS1Quality1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Days Inn1Subway2
Econo Lodge1Super 81
FedEx2T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS1
Hardee's1Walgreens1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1

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