Latest Data (2018)
Population 228,783
Nationwide Rank 98

Quick Facts

Richmond, Virginia is the 98th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Richmond, Virginia is a city.

Richmond, Virginia is currently 8.3% smaller than it was in 1970, the year of its peak recorded population.

Richmond, Virginia's growth is about average. 49% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Richmond, Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
88 Gilbert, Arizona 248,279 111.6%
89 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 246,328 21.8%
90 North Las Vegas, Nevada 245,949 108.4%
91 Norfolk, Virginia 244,076 4.1%
92 Chesapeake, Virginia 242,634 21.1%
93 Garland, Texas 242,507 12.2%
94 Irving, Texas 242,242 26.2%
95 Hialeah, Florida 238,942 5.6%
96 Fremont, California 237,807 16.4%
97 Boise City, Idaho 228,790 16.9%
98 Richmond, Virginia 228,783 15.6%
99 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 221,599 -2.9%
100 Spokane, Washington 219,190 11.3%
101 Des Moines, Iowa 216,853 8.6%
102 Tacoma, Washington 216,279 11.5%
103 San Bernardino, California 215,941 14.2%
104 Modesto, California 215,030 13.0%
105 Fontana, California 213,739 45.6%
106 Santa Clarita, California 210,089 34.9%
107 Birmingham, Alabama 209,880 -13.2%
108 Oxnard, California 209,877 22.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
44 Virginia Beach 450,189 5.5%
91 Norfolk 244,076 4.1%
92 Chesapeake 242,634 21.1%
98 Richmond 228,783 15.6%
144 Newport News 178,626 -0.9%
159 Alexandria 160,530 24.0%
203 Hampton 134,313 -8.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 228,783 98
2017 227,032 97
2016 223,170 98
2015 220,289 98
2014 217,853 98
2013 214,114 99
2012 210,309 102
2011 206,140 104
2010 204,214 104
2009 204,451 103
2008 202,867 101
2007 200,655 103
2006 198,992 101
2005 197,915 105
2004 197,432 107
2003 198,098 101
2002 198,480 98
2001 198,264 94
2000 197,742 96
1990 202,713 77
1980 219,214 64
1970 249,621 57
1960 219,958 52
1950 230,310 46
1940 193,042 45
1930 182,929 44
1920 171,667 38
1910 127,628 39
1900 85,050 46
1890 81,388 35
1880 63,600 25
1870 51,038 24
1860 37,910 25
1850 27,570 26
1840 20,153 20