Petersburg demographics profile

StatisticPetersburgVirginiaNational
Population32,2268,014,955309,138,711
Population density (sq mi)1,40520990
Median age39.837.437.2
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)38%58%56%
Speak English96%85%79%
Speak Spanish3%7%13%

Did you know?

  • The population density in Petersburg is 572% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Petersburg is 6% higher than Virginia.
  • In Petersburg 18.37% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Petersburg 79.52% of the population is African American.
  • In Petersburg 0.72% of the population is Asian.
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Petersburg population breakdown by race

RacePetersburgVirginiaNational
Caucasian18.37%69.56%74.17%
African American79.52%19.48%12.56%
Asian0.72%5.53%4.81%
American Indian0.15%0.31%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.02%0.07%0.17%
Mixed race0.98%2.74%2.68%
Other race0.25%2.30%4.79%
In Petersburg, 3.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Petersburg, VA demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.