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Population (year 2000): 33,740. Estimated population in July 2005: 32,604 (-3.4% change)
Males: 15,426 (45.7%), Females: 18,314 (54.3%)

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Median resident age: 36.9 years
Median household income: $28,851 (year 2000)
Median house value: $68,600 (year 2000)

Petersburg, VA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Petersburg:

  • Black (79.0%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (18.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: English (3.0%), United States (2.8%), German (2.0%), Irish (2.0%), Subsaharan African (1.4%).

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Land area: 22.9 square miles

Petersburg,

For population 25 years and over in Petersburg

  • High school or higher: 68.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Petersburg city

  • Never married: 35.7%
  • Now married: 37.4%
  • Separated: 5.4%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

2.3% Foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.6% Asia, 0.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -3,344 (-9.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: VA Richmond, (22.9 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: VA Norfolk, (81.6 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (247.2 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: VA (2.7 miles Ettrick, Heights, VA (3.4 miles Colonial VA (4.9 miles Matoaca, Lee, VA (5.3 miles Fort VA (8.6 miles Hopewell, VA Chester, (10.0 miles Court House, VA (13.4 miles Chesterfield VA (13.5 miles Bellwood,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 11 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 1997: 30 buildings, average cost: $48,900
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $52,600
  • 1999: 35 buildings, average cost: $44,300
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $46,400
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $46,900
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $58,800
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $48,100
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $62,300

Latitude: 37.21 N, Longitude: 77.40 W

Area code: 804


Petersburg, Virginia business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.4%), Manufacturing (17.4%), Retail trade (10.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,495 (+7.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,197 (39.4%)


 

Crime in Petersburg by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 7 5 6 9 4
    per 100,000 20.7 14.8 17.8 26.7 11.9
Rapes 22 24 18 22 18
    per 100,000 65.2 71.1 53.3 65.2 53.3
Robberies 137 110 79 89 111
    per 100,000 406.0 326.0 234.1 263.8 329.0
Assaults 207 203 157 169 155
    per 100,000 613.5 601.7 465.3 500.9 459.4
Burglaries 451 525 278 574 562
    per 100,000 1336.7 1556.0 823.9 1701.2 1665.7
Thefts 1,644 1,655 1,676 1,505 1,436
    per 100,000 4872.6 4905.2 4967.4 4460.6 4256.1
Auto thefts 291 318 283 217 392
    per 100,000 862.5 942.5 838.8 643.2 1161.8
648.8 641.9 525.9 581.0 603.6


Average climate in Petersburg, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Petersburg,

Petersburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1993, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.2 miles away from the Petersburg city center killed 4 people and injured 246 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/8/1984, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.4 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers in Petersburg:
  • HIRAM W DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER (P O BOX 4030)
  • POPLAR SPRINGS HOSPITAL (350 POPLAR DRIVE PO BOX 3060)
  • SOUTHSIDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (801 S ADAMS STREET)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Petersburg:
  • RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL (about 21 miles; RICHMOND, VA; ID: RIC)
  • NEWPORT NEWS/WILLIAMSBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 64 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; ID: PHF)
  • LANGLEY AFB (about 74 miles; HAMPTON, VA; ID: LFI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Petersburg:
  • DINWIDDIE COUNTY (about 8 miles; PETERSBURG, VA; ID: PTB)
  • WATHALL CHANNEL (about 9 miles; CHESTER, VA; ID: 2G6)
  • CHESTERFIELD COUNTY (about 16 miles; RICHMOND, VA; ID: FCI)

Amtrak station near Petersburg:
  • 3 miles: PETERSBURG (ETTRICK, 3516 SOUTH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 13 $29,896 $27,596 56 $33,852
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $2,818 $33,816 0 $0
Water Supply 40 $83,029 $24,908 0 $0
Transit 27 $54,867 $24,385 14 $14,136
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 672 $2,131,729 $38,066 178 $25,594
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 254 $500,916 $23,665 12 $6,064
Local Libraries 10 $21,212 $25,454 6 $5,274
Other and Unallocable 43 $95,056 $26,527 20 $17,581
Police Protection - Officers 101 $327,490 $38,909 0 $0
Financial Administration 27 $83,497 $37,109 2 $2,934
Other Government Administration 20 $46,428 $27,856 2 $1,747
Judicial and Legal 28 $96,688 $41,437 8 $10,171
Police - Other 40 $96,285 $28,885 10 $10,607
Firefighters 76 $219,013 $34,581 0 $0
Fire - Other 12 $39,086 $39,086 1 $1,127
Correction 102 $246,956 $29,053 2 $425
Streets and Highways 52 $111,745 $25,787 0 $0
Welfare 94 $219,080 $27,967 3 $4,508
Totals for Government 1612 $4,405,791 $32,797 314 $134,020


Colleges/Universities in Petersburg:
  • VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 3,641; Location: BOX 9001 1 HAYDEN STREET; Public; Website: www.vsu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • RICHARD BLAND THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY (FT enrollment: 912; Location: 11301 JOHNSON RD; Public)
  • SOUTHSIDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (FT enrollment: 26; Location: 801 South Adams Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.srmconline.com)
  • PETERSBURG PUBLIC SCHOOLS PRACTICAL NURSING PROG (Location: 816 E BANK ST BLANDFORD SCHOOL; Public)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Petersburg:
  • JOHN TYLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; CHESTER, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,520)
  • UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND (about 23 miles; RICHMOND, VA; FT enrollment: 3,756)
  • VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; RICHMOND, VA; FT enrollment: 18,753)
  • J SARGEANT REYNOLDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; RICHMOND, VA; FT enrollment: 4,906)
  • COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY (about 46 miles; WILLIAMSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 7,133)
  • CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY (about 64 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; FT enrollment: 4,432)
  • LONGWOOD COLLEGE (about 70 miles; FARMVILLE, VA; FT enrollment: 3,557)
Public high schools in Petersburg:
  • PETERSBURG HIGH (Students: 1,442; Location: 3101 JOHNSON ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • APPOMATTOX REGIONAL GOV SCH (Location: 512 W WASHINGTON ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Petersburg:
  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 115; Location: 240 WAGNER ROAD; Grades: 7 - 12)
  • LANDMARK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 102; Location: 2701 COUNTY DR.; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ROCK CHURCH ACADEMY (Students: 94; Location: 2301 COUNTY DRIVE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • GRACE BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 76; Location: 23814 RIVER ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Petersburg:
  • VERNON JOHNS SCHOOL (Students: 742; Location: 3101 HOMESTEAD DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PEABODY MIDDLE (Students: 696; Location: 725 WESLEY ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ROHOIC ELEM. (Students: 520; Location: 23312 AIRPORT ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WALNUT HILL ELEM. (Students: 508; Location: 300 S BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • J. E. B. STUART ELEM. (Students: 421; Location: 100 PLEASANTS LANE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • VIRGINIA AVENUE ELEM. (Students: 339; Location: 1000 DIAMOND ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WESTVIEW ELEM. (Students: 328; Location: 1100 PATTERSON STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BLANDFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 309; Location: 816 E BANK ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ROBERT E. LEE ELEM. (Students: 289; Location: 51 GIBBONS ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • A. P. HILL ELEM. (Students: 289; Location: 1450 TALLEY AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Petersburg:
  • ST JOSEPHS SCHOOL (Students: 208; Location: 123 E. FRANKLIN ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ROBERT A LEWIS SDA SCHOOL (Students: 19; Location: 300 POPLAR DRIVE; Grades: KG - 6)
Library in Petersburg:
  • PETERSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $873,191; Location: 137 S. SYCAMORE STREET; 148,914 books; 1,688 audio materials; 1,555 video materials; 252 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Petersburg: Lee Park Golf Course (A), Cameron Field (B), Municipal Market (C), Petersburg Industrial Park (D), City Market (E), Martz Industrial Park (F), Broadway Yards (G), The Lawn (H), Petersburg Public Library (I), Beasley House (J), Golden Ball Tavern (K), Petersburg City Courthouse (L), Stirling Castle (M), Petersburg City Hall (N), Rodof Sholom Library (O), Siege Museum (P), Mountain View (Q), East Hill (R), A P Hill Branch Petersburg Public Library (S), West Hill (T).

Shopping Centers: Grays Shopping Center (1), Walnut Hill Plaza Shopping Center (2), Walnut Centre Shopping Center (3), South Crater Square Shopping Center (4), Fort Davis Shopping Center (5).

Churches in Petersburg include: Church of God of Prophecy (A), Church of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (B), Church of the Lord Jesus Christ (C), Congregation Brith Achim (D), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (E), Good News Baptist Church (F), Good Shepherd Baptist Church (G), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (H).

Cemeteries: Blandford Cemetery (1), Saint Josephs Cemetery (2).

Reservoirs: Soldiers Pond (A), Wilcox Lake (B), Sykes Lake (C).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rohoic Creek (A), Brickhouse Run (B), Lieutenant Run (C), Poor Creek (D).

Parks in Petersburg include: Jefferson Street Park (1), Petersburg Courthouse Historic District (2), McKenzie Street Park (3), Petersburg National Battlefield (4), Petersburg Old Town Historic District (5), Lee Memorial Park (6), Central Park (7), Centre Hill Historic District (8), Poplar Lawn Historic District (9).

Post offices: Petersburg Post Office (A), Western Station Petersburg Post Office (B), Walnut Hill Station Petersburg Post Office (C).


Petersburg compared to Virginia state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Petersburg:
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WROU (1240 AM; 1 kW; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGGM (820 AM; 10 kW; CHESTER, VA; Owner: HOFFMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WVNZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHAP (1340 AM; 1 kW; HOPEWELL, VA; Owner: CHINA CAT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WREJ (1540 AM; 10 kW; RICHMOND, VA)
  • WXGI (950 AM; 4 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: GEE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTH (1590 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: TRI-CITY CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WRNL (910 AM; 5 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Petersburg:
  • WRHH (99.3 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WARV-FM (100.3 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WVST-FM (91.3 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W274AB (102.7 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WKHK (95.3 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WDYL (101.1 FM; CHESTER, VA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBTJ (106.5 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJZV (93.1 FM; ETTRICK, VA; Owner: RICHMOND BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMXB (103.7 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WCVE-FM (88.9 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRXL (102.1 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRVQ (94.5 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJMO-FM (105.7 FM; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCDX (92.1 FM; MECHANICSVILLE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKJS (104.7 FM; CREWE, VA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBBT-FM (107.3 FM; POWHATAN, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD, INC.)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WAUQ (89.7 FM; CHARLES CITY, VA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W291AJ (106.1 FM; WAVERLY, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Petersburg:
  • WCVE-TV (Channel 23; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRLH-TV (Channel 35; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: WRLH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTVR-TV (Channel 6; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: ELCOM OF VIRGINIA, INC.)
  • WRIC-TV (Channel 8; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF RICHMOND, INC.)
  • WCVW (Channel 57; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWBT (Channel 12; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF VIRGINIA)
  • WWAY (Channel 3; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WXOB-LP (Channel 17; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: KM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W48BI (Channel 48; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W39CO (Channel 39; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WKYV-LP (Channel 61; KEYSVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFMA-LP (Channel 52; FARMVILLE, VA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUPV (Channel 65; ASHLAND, VA; Owner: BELL BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

 

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