Send us your Petersburg photos:
Petersburg is an independent city, in the Richmond metro area.
The community was named for Peter Jones, companion of William Byrd II on VA expeditions.
The latitude of Petersburg is 37.227N. The longitude is -77.402W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 72 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 33,091.
As a supply depot for Richmond, Petersburg underwent repeated attack in the final months of the Civil War.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Petersburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Petersburg City economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Richmond-Petersburg area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 23805 ZIP code.
2% of Petersburg residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Petersburg ancestry & family history guide.
Post a query on a message board:
Records & databases:
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Petersburg was $15,989, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Petersburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Petersburg include Centre Hill Historic District, Folly Castle Historic District, Petersburg Courthouse Historic District, Petersburg Old Town Historic District, Poplar Lawn Historic District, South Market Street Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Petersburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $374. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $801.
Libraries in Petersburg include A. P. Hill Branch Library, Ettrick-Matoaca Library, Petersburg Public Library, Rodof Sholom Branch Library, Rohoic Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Petersburg include Progress-Index
TV stations in Petersburg include WRIC.
Petersburg City supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Petersburg political report.
The average commute time for Petersburg workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Petersburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
More info about Petersburg:
Send us your corrections and additions
Search Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Certificate programs, Diploma programs, and many others.
Enter your ZIP or Postal code to find schools near you. Your dream major may be just around the corner!