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ZIP Code 23803

Primary City:Petersburg, VA (View All Cities)
County: Petersburg City
Timezone: Eastern (8:45am)
Area code: 804 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:37.2, -77.5
ZIP (~9 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 23803

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 23803. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 23803. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 23803, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Petersburg, VA
Acceptable:
S Chesterfld, South Chesterfield
Unacceptable:
Matoaca

Stats and Demographics for the 23803 ZIP Code

ZIP code 23803 is located in southeast Virginia and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 23803 are primarily black or African American. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 23803 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 40,542
Population Density 561 people per sq mi
Housing Units 18,437
Median Home Value $147,000
Land Area 72.22 sq mi
Water Area 1.85 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 15,640
Median Household Income $39,607

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 36Female Median Age: 40

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,3151,3151,2441,4591,5871,3401,1131,0851,3891,5571,5091,274986723548397248177
Female1,2861,1771,2421,4021,8361,4491,2291,1281,5131,6311,6541,4241,158890706607450494
Total2,6012,4922,4862,8613,4232,7892,3422,2132,9023,1883,1632,6982,1441,6131,2541,004698671

Gender

 Male 19,266 48%
 Female 21,276 52%
Gender

Race

 White 13,345 32.9%
 Black Or African American 25,423 62.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 116 0.3%
 Asian 216 0.5%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 10 0.0%
 Other Race 740 1.8%
 Two Or More Races 692 1.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner967711,2911,9521,9311,336900332
Renter7301,4801,3211,506985602304103
Total8262,2512,6123,4582,9161,9381,204435

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,102 33%
 Single Guardian 4,728 30%
 Singles 4,771 31%
 Singles With Roommate 1,039 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 10,517 67%
 Households with Kids 5,123 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male251252256255257258255276269258268240237241252302331288286343
Female278246250261226271198259223262222244283231257261289264331442
Total529498506516483529453535492520490484520472509563620552617785

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 23803 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 23803 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1970s. Looking at 23803 real estate data, the median home value of $147,000 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 23803 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 23803 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 23803 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 38,792 95.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 174 0.4%
 Juvenile Facilities 9 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 95 0.2%
 Other Institutional 211 0.5%
 College Student Housing 490 1.2%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 771 1.9%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 6,163 33%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,446 13%
 Renter Occupied Households 7,031 38%
 Households Vacant 2,797 15%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1,008 36.0%
 Rented & Unoccupied 23 0.8%
 For Sale Only 282 10.1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 57 2.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 81 2.9%
 For Migrant Workers 2 0.1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 1,344 48.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 111 2%
 1 Bedroom 852 13%
 2 Bedroom 3,089 48%
 3+ Bedroom 2,447 38%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $39,607 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 23803 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 23803 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 12,041 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,905 18%
 No Earnings 14,334 44%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 12,041 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,905 18%
 No Earnings 14,334 44%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 14,477 92.4%
 Public transportation 256 1.6%
 Taxicab 51 0.3%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 414 2.6%
 Worked at Home 475 3.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 3,375 26.8%
 High School Graduate 7,435 59.1%
 Associate's degree 562 4.5%
 Bachelor's degree 789 6.3%
 Master's degree 300 2.4%
 Professional school degree 80 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 44 0.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 6,322 82.3%
 Enrolled in Private School 270 3.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,089 14.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 23803

ZIP Code 23803 is in the Appomattox Regional Gov School District. There are 15 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 23803.

Appomattox Regional Gov. School
512 West Washington St
Petersburg, VA 23803
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Appomattox Regional Gov School District
Central St. Hosp. Ed. Pr.
West Washington St Extended
Petersburg, VA 23803
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Central St Hosp School District
Southside Va Training Center
Bldg 120
Petersburg, VA 23803
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: S.side Va Trn Ct School District
Petersburg Regional Alternative
230 South Crater Rd
Petersburg, VA 23803
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Petersburg Regional Alternative School District
Blandford Academy
816 East Bank St
Petersburg, VA 23803
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Petersburg City Public Schools
Ettrick Elementary
20910 Chesterfield Ave
Ettrick, VA 23803
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Chesterfield County Public Schools
Matoaca Elementary
6627 River Rd
Petersburg, VA 23803
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Chesterfield County Public Schools
Matoaca Middle School
20300 Halloway Ave
Matoaca, VA 23803
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Chesterfield County Public Schools
J.e.b. Stuart Elementary
100 Pleasants Ln
Petersburg, VA 23803
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Petersburg City Public Schools
Robert E. Lee Elementary
51 Gibbons St
Petersburg, VA 23803
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Petersburg City Public Schools
A.p. Hill Elementary
1450 Talley Ave
Petersburg, VA 23803
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Petersburg City Public Schools
Westview Early Childhood Ed. Center
1100 Patterson St
Petersburg, VA 23803
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Petersburg City Public Schools
Peabody Middle School
725 Wesley St
Petersburg, VA 23803
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Petersburg City Public Schools
St Joseph School
123 Franklin St
Petersburg, VA 23803
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Rock Church Academy
2301 County Dr
Petersburg, VA 23803
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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