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Overview

Introduction to Petersburg, Virginia

Petersburg, Virginia is 24 miles S of Richmond, Virginia (center to center) and 76 miles W of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The city is in the Richmond - Petersburg area. There are 33,740 residents in Petersburg.

Petersburg History

English settlers landed in Virginia in 1607. At that time the area was inhabited by the Native American tribe known as Powhatan Confederacy. In 1646, the English established Fort Henry by the south bank of Appomattox River. The British tried to capture Virginia during the Revolution, through the Battle of Petersburg in 1781. In 1958, Petersburg was recognized as an All American city.

Petersburg and nearby Attractions

  • Pamplin Historical Park
  • Petersburg National Battlefield Park
  • Blandford Church and Cemetery
  • Siege Museum
  • Sycamore Rouge Theatre
  • Trapezium House

Things To Do In Petersburg

Petersburg has played a significant role in the history of the United States. This is why the chief attractions of the area are concerned with historical structures and sites. There are several amazing museums and historic sites in the city which provide detail about important chapters of American history. The Pamplin Historical Park is a 422-acre park that recreates the surroundings and life of a soldier during the American Civil War. It features a recreated Military Encampment, the National Museum of Civil War Soldier, and Tudor Hall.

Petersburg Transportation

Richmond International Airport is the nearest primary airport.

Petersburg Higher Education

Virginia State University, College of William And Mary, Southside Regional Medical Center, and John Tyler Community College provide opportunities for higher learning.

Demographics

People

Total Population31,997
Male Share of the Population46%
Female Share of the Population54%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+12,960
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married29.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.6%
Median Earnings25+$27,566
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,699
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,388

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,705
% Above Poverty Level70.6%
% Below Poverty Level29.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone37.8%
Median Gross Rent$857
Median House Value$111,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)70.6%
German3.7%
English2.8%
Irish2.6%
African1.9%
West Indian0.9%
Italian0.6%
Jamaican0.6%
French Except Basque0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Polish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Russian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Arab0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Petersburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Petersburg City, Petersburg city, Prince George County, Chesterfield County
Standard Zip Codes23805, 23803, 23801
P.O. Box Zip Codes23804
Company Zip Codes23806
Phone Area Codes804
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude37.2
Approximate Longitude-77.39

Petersburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHOPEWELL
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip45.2 inches
StationSTONY CREEK 1 E
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp27 to 47 F
Apr Temp44 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip47 inches
StationWAKEFIELD 1 NW
Distance25.8 miles
Jan Temp29 to 49 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip45 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Claremont280$37,031
Colonial Heights17,554$62,708
Hopewell22,332$50,828
McKenney405$47,000
Stony Creek122$63,125
Waverly1,496$38,482

Petersburg Public Libraries

Petersburg Public Library
201 W. WASHINGTON ST.
Petersburg, Virginia
(804) 733-2387

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Petersburg Hospitals

Southside Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
200 Medical Park Boulevard
(804) 765-5000
Southside Regional Medical Ctr-er
200 Medical Park Blvd
(804) 765-5000
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital Of Petersburg
(Proprietary)
95 Pine Hill Boulevard
(804) 504-8100

Petersburg Public Schools

A.p. Hill Elem
1450 Talley Avenue
ZIP: 23803
(804) 862-7002
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Appomattox Regional Gov. Sch.
512 W Washington St
ZIP: 23803
(804) 722-0200
Blandford Academy
816 E Bank St
ZIP: 23803
(804) 862-7078
Central St. Hosp. Ed. Pr.
West Washington St Extended, Bldg 114
ZIP: 23803
(804) 524-7676
Other
J.e.b. Stuart Elem
100 Pleasants Lane
ZIP: 23803
(804) 862-7013
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Peabody Middle
725 Wesley St
ZIP: 23803
(804) 862-7075
Middle
Total Enrollment 553
Petersburg Regional Alternative
Spec Youth Services Of Va, 230 S Crater Rd
ZIP: 23803
(804) 733-2180
Robert E. Lee Elem
51 Gibbons St
ZIP: 23803
(804) 862-7007
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
Southside Va Training Ctr
Bldg 120, Warehouse, West Washington St
ZIP: 23803
(804) 524-7340
Westview Early Childhood Ed. Ctr.
1100 Patterson Street
ZIP: 23803
(804) 862-7010
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
Petersburg High
3101 Johnson Road
ZIP: 23805
(804) 862-7096
High
Total Enrollment 783
Vernon Johns Jr. High
3101 Homestead Drive
ZIP: 23805
(804) 862-7020
Other
Total Enrollment 579
Walnut Hill Elem
300 S Boulevard
ZIP: 23805
(804) 862-7005
Primary
Total Enrollment 603

Petersburg Private Schools

Rock Church Academy
2301 County Dr
ZIP: 23803
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 40
St Joseph School
123 Franklin St
ZIP: 23803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 115
Brec Academy
455 Old Wagner Rd
ZIP: 23805
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 38
Poplar Springs Hospital Learning Center
350 Poplar Dr
ZIP: 23805
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 55
Robert A Lewis Sda School
300 Poplar Dr
ZIP: 23805
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
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