Petersburg 61 Below average
Petersburg Livability #485 ranked city in Virginia#19,448 ranked city in the USARanks better than 33% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Petersburg Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Petersburg Cost of Living Cost of living is 16% lower than Virginia
8911% less expensive than the US average
1077% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Petersburg cost of living
F Petersburg Crime Total crime is 94% higher than Virginia
Total crime
3,61140% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2840% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-14%Year over year crime is down
Petersburg crime
F Petersburg Employment Household income is 51% lower than Virginia
Median household income
$32,16942% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,46431% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%69% higher than the US average
Petersburg employment
F Petersburg Housing Home value is 55% lower than Virginia
Median home value
$111,30040% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$85710% lower than the US average
Home ownership
41%35% lower than the US average
Petersburg real estate or Petersburg rentals
C+ Petersburg Schools HS graduation rate is 14% lower than Virginia
High school grad. rates
73%12% lower than the US average
School test scores
60%22% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:117% lower than the US average
Petersburg K-12 schools
D- Petersburg User Ratings There are a total of 5 ratings in Petersburg
Overall user rating
51% 5 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
40% 4 total surveys
all Petersburg poll results

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      Living in Petersburg, VA

      Petersburg, Virginia is a medium-sized city with a population of 31,997 inhabitants. According to Census, the majority (77%) of Petersburg residents identify as Black or African American followed by 17% White and 1% Asian. Single men and women might be happy to hear that in CityName, only Petersburg% of the population is married.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Petersburg, Virginia. Finding the best places to live in Petersburg and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, weather, education, employment and other important metrics.

      Petersburg has a livability score of 63 out of 100 and is ranked #506 in Virginia and #19,764 in the USA. Based on the scores for each individual category, Petersburg has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+) and cost of living (B). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Petersburg. The following was graded with a discouraging score: crime (F), employment (F) and housing (F).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Petersburg has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Petersburg: Petersburg National Battlefield Park, Pamplin Historical Park, and Blandford Church and Cemetery.

      Assuming that Petersburg meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Petersburg. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Petersburg are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Petersburg come in at $111,300, which is 55.2% lower than the Virginia average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Petersburg, the home price to income ratio is 3.5, which is 7.9% lower than the Virginia average.

      Petersburg transportation information

      Average one way commute23min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work78.3%77.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.4%9.5%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.2%4.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.4%2.4%2.8%
      Working from home2.8%4.7%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (1)6354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (3)19711

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      Source: The Petersburg, VA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).