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Petersburg city, Virginia (County); Martinsville city, Virginia (County); Arlington County, Virginia; Isle of Wight County, Virginia; Halifax County, Virginia

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Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018)

Petersburg city, Virginia (County)
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 31,567
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 31,346
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 31,567
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 32,441
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 32,435
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -3.4%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -2.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 32,420
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
8.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.0%
Female persons, percent
54.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
17.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
77.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
14.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 2,721
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 3.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 16,349
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 40.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $108,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,178
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $441
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $912
Building permits, 2018 13
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 13,274
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.34
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 76.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 7.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 78.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 65.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 81.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 18.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 15.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 39,101
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 437,746
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 560,130
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 334,459
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,461
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 21.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $36,135
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $22,356
Persons in poverty, percent
24.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 741
Total employment, 2017 12,970
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 498,962
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 2.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 1,416
All firms, 2012 1,480
Men-owned firms, 2012 693
Women-owned firms, 2012 520
Minority-owned firms, 2012 831
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 502
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 194
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,119
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,413.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 22.93
FIPS Code 51730
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Petersburg city, Virginia (County)
31,567
Martinsville city, Virginia (County)
12,902
Arlington County, Virginia
237,521
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
36,953
Halifax County, Virginia
34,120
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Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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