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Welcome to Petersburg ...
The location of Petersburg has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Petersburg has a population of 31,750 people<2> (see below for details).
Petersburg is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Petersburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Petersburg lies within the (804) area code.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Petersburg had a population of 32,420 people.
The population of Petersburg represents 0.41% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 19th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 32,420 people, the population of Petersburg decreased 3.91% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 33,740 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Petersburg had an population of 31,750 people. This is a decrease of 2.07% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.9% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Petersburg.
Communities near Petersburg ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Petersburg and not the distance if you drove.<4>.
To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Petersburg.
Communities Also Named Petersburg ...
While we believe that this Petersburg is located in , we know of another 2 Virginia communities named Petersburg. Those communities are located in the following : Dinwiddie and Fauquier County.
Beyond Virginia, there are 54 communities that are also named Petersburg - they are located in Alaska, California (2), Delaware, Georgia, Illinois (3), Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (6), Kentucky (3), Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (4), Nebraska, New Jersey (3), New York, North Carolina (3), North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Petersburg.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Petersburg:
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Petersburg ...
Looking for more information about Petersburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Petersburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Petersburg.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 19 Mar 2019