Petersburg employment information

IndexPetersburgVirginiaNational
Income per capita$18,535$33,958$28,555
Median household income$33,927$64,792$53,482
Median income owner occupied$49,110$80,325$68,142
Median income renter occupied$23,929$41,321$33,219
Median earnings male$30,295$41,629$36,116
Median earnings female$23,246$28,890$25,692
Unemployment rate8.2%4.5%5.8%
Poverty level27.5%11.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Petersburg is 35% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Petersburg is 37% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Petersburg is 40% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Petersburg is 76% higher than the national average.

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Petersburg median earnings by income bracket

Petersburg employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.3%0.6%
Manufacturing sector17.1%0.4%
Financial & insurance services0.9%2.6%
Wholesale & retail services12.7%14.9%
Public administration10.6%9.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.5%3.1%
Education, health & social services8.7%42.8%
Other29.8%20.7%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Enon, VA3,752$70,55132%
Chester, VA21,355$60,57013%
Fort Lee, VA4,700$57,2837%
Colonial Heights, VA17,542$52,5292%
Matoaca, VA2,199$52,2072%
Petersburg, VA32,439$33,92737%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Westfield, IN32,426$85,07159%
Danville, IL32,483$35,58133%
Franklin Town, MA32,393$101,98091%
Fair Oaks, VA32,392$102,07291%
North Olmsted, OH32,374$60,13612%
Petersburg, VA32,439$33,92737%
Source: The Petersburg, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.