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Petersburg city, Virginia

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Petersburg city, Virginia
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 31,346
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 31,346
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 32,441
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -3.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 32,420
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.7%
Female persons, percent
54.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
17.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
76.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
4.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
15.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 2,491
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 3.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 38.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $108,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,175
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $436
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $947
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 13,165
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.33
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 76.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 6.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 81.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 69.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 82.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 19.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 17.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 58.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 58.2%
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+, 2015-2019 22.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $38,679
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $23,611
Persons in poverty, percent
24.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
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 5161832
Value Notes

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

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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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