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Petersburg, VA
Time Zone & Current Time
Petersburg, VA lies within the Eastern Standard Time (or EST). The current time in Eastern Standard Time is 08:23 PM on 07/22/2014.
Petersburg, VA
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Petersburg, VA
Population Demographics
Household Income average: $40k
$40k
Home Value average: $131k
$131k
Age majority: 30s
12%
14%
14%
10%
7%
5%
3%
36 yrs old
Gender Majority: female
53% Female
46% Male
Ethnicity average: african american
32%
1%
65%
0%
0%
1%

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Occupation Majority: sales
22%
24%
21%
10%
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About Petersburg, VA

Petersburg is an independent city in Virginia, United States located on the Appomattox River and 23 mi south of the state capital city of Richmond. The city's unique industrial past and its location combined to create wealth for Virginia and the region. The city's population was 30,513 as of 2009, predominantly of African-American ethnicity. The location on the Appomattox River at the fall line (head-of-navigation of the U.S. east coast rivers) early in the history in the Colony of Virginia caused Petersburg to become a strategic place for both transportation and commercial activities, as well as the site of Fort Henry. As railroads emerged beginning in the 1830s, it became a major transfer point for both north-south and east-west competitors. The Petersburg Railroad was one of the earliest predecessors of the modern-day CSX Transportation (CSX) system. Several of the earliest predecessors of the area's other major Class 1 railroad, Norfolk Southern (NS), also met at Petersburg. The seventh-largest city in the Confederacy, Petersburg was key to Union plans for the defeat of the Confederate capital city of Richmond (due to the railroad network). During the American Civil War (1861–65), Petersburg was the site of nine months of trench warfare during a siege. Battlefield sites are located throughout the city and adjacent areas. Petersburg had one of the oldest free black settlements in the state at Pocahontas Island. In the post-Bellum period, largely through the funding efforts of former Confederate general, railroader, and legislator William Mahone, a historically black college which later became Virginia State University (VSU) was established in nearby Ettrick in Chesterfield County. Also nearby, Richard Bland College, a junior college was established originally as a branch of Williamsburg's College of William and Mary. Among the city's significant properties is Battersea, a Palladian-style house (built 1767-1768) which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), as is Petersburg National Battlefield. Numerous historic properties and districts are associated with the downtown area, and Pocahontas Island was listed as a historic district on the National Register. Two Baptist churches in the city, whose congregations were founded in the late 18th century, are among the oldest black congregations and churches in the nation. In the 20th century, these and other black churches were leaders in the national Civil Rights Movement that achieved historic legislation for civil and voting rights. Although the river is no longer navigable, Petersburg remains a transportation hub. In the 1950s, it was the southern terminus of the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike, predating the U.S. Interstate Highway System A network of area highways include U.S. Interstate Highways 85, 95, and 295, and U.S. highways 1, 301, and 460. Both CSX and NS rail systems maintain transportation centers at Petersburg. In the early 21st century, Petersburg leaders were highlighting its historical attractions for heritage tourism, and its industrial sites have access to an exceptionally wide transportation network. Military activity has expanded at nearby Fort Lee, home of the United States Army's Sustainment Center of Excellence, as well as the Army's Logistics Branch, Ordnance, Quartermaster, and Transportation Corps. [more on Wikipedia]

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