Petersburg, VA

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Petersburg, VA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Petersburg Housing Market Information

With a population of 31,882, 13,175 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $136,924, house prices in Petersburg are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Petersburg, accounting for 55.16% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Petersburg include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 23.53%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 14.15%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 5.89%).

People in Petersburg primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Petersburg has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Petersburg's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 37.65% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Petersburg include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 33.84%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 15.98%). There's also some housing in Petersburg built between 2000 and later ( 12.53%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Petersburg. Fully 20.07% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Petersburg homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Petersburg real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Petersburg Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Petersburg over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 8.70% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Petersburg home appreciation rates at 2.21%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 9.15%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Petersburg's appreciation rate, at 5.67%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Petersburg's appreciation rate has been 2.21%, which annualizes to a rate of 9.15%.

Relative to Virginia, our data show that Petersburg's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Virginia.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Petersburg differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Petersburg - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Petersburg real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Petersburg, VA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,150,000 0.1
$863,001 - $1,150,000 0.8
$575,001 - $863,000 0.0
$461,001 - $575,000 0.8
$345,001 - $461,000 2.0
$230,001 - $345,000 8.4
$115,001 - $230,000 37.7
$57,001 - $115,000 39.9
$0 - $57,000 10.4

Low for VA
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
61.8919708029197 72.7272727272727

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Petersburg Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q2 - 2018 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q3 - 2018 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q3
46.21% 2.05%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,266 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 40.13
Renters 59.87
Vacant 20.07

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Petersburg HOMES
2000 or Newer 12.5
1970 - 1999 33.8
1940 - 1969 37.6
1939 or Older 16.0

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Petersburg HOMES
Single-Family 55.2
Townhomes 5.9
Small Apt. Buildings 14.2
Apt. Complexes 23.5
Mobile Homes 1.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Petersburg HOMES
No Bedroom 2.77
1 Bedroom 12.65
2 Bedrooms 36.32
3 Bedrooms 35.22
4 Bedrooms 10.97
5 or more bedrooms 2.06