Income/capita 36%
Household income 39%
Unemployment 42%
IndexPetersburgWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$19,086$24,002$29,829
Median household income$33,523$42,644$55,322
Median income owner occupied$39,444$51,051$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,438$24,321$35,192
Median earnings male$23,542$34,780$36,919
Median earnings female$20,069$22,329$26,250
Unemployment rate6.6%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level18.1%17.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Petersburg is 36% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Petersburg is 39% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Petersburg is 42% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Petersburg is 20% higher than the national average

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      Petersburg employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry29.8%3.7%
      Manufacturing sector14.2%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services2.1%10.2%
      Wholesale & retail services16.7%16.9%
      Public administration2.1%4.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.7%0.6%
      Education, health & social services14.0%43.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Moorefield, WV3,125$30,03346%
      Petersburg, WV2,482$33,52339%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Pelican Rapids, MN2,482$40,81926%
      Greensboro, AL2,482$20,78762%
      Lake Arrowhead, ME2,482$72,64831%
      Westminster, SC2,482$31,51043%
      Hudson Bend, TX2,483$100,83382%
      Petersburg, WV2,482$33,52339%
      Source: The Petersburg, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).