C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    D-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$857
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    480
    283
  • Murder
    34
    6
  • Rape
    49
    41
  • Robbery
    207
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    712
    500
  • Theft
    2,298
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    310
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,169
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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Petersburg is a small, seanic and history filled city about 25 miles south of Virginia's state capital Richmond. It provides gorgeous river scenery, delicious city eats and exciting historic meseaums. If Petersburg's natives could come together, embrace their community, and work together for the betterment of the city in which they reside, this city would be unstoppable!
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I like that Petersburg as a lower cost of living than the cities north of it, but it has less quality schools, stores, businesses, real estate, etc. Also there is a large smelly trash dump in the City, causing a fowl smell in that particular vicinity, as you approach, drive pass or exit the area. It affects the enjoyment or daily livelihood of the local community, whether going to work, school, or a day or night out on the town. I like that the Amtrak train station is convenient for residents of the City, who choose to go by train rather than taking the bus. It is just 10 minutes from where i reside, and i love that.
It is a quite city in my book and I feel it is just like other cities, however, it is quite close to other areas that makes this place interesting! It is only a few minutes to drive to Colonial Heights and Richmond. It is also about an hours drive to Virginia Beach as well.