Latest Data (2016)
Population 223,170
Nationwide Rank 98

Quick Facts

Richmond, Virginia is the 98th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Richmond, Virginia is a city.

Richmond, Virginia is currently 10.6% smaller than it was in 1970, the year of its peak recorded population.

Richmond, Virginia's growth is about average. 52% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Richmond, Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
88 Norfolk, Virginia 245,115 4.6%
89 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 242,203 19.7%
90 North Las Vegas, Nevada 238,702 102.3%
91 Irving, Texas 238,289 24.1%
92 Chesapeake, Virginia 237,940 18.8%
93 Gilbert, Arizona 237,133 102.1%
94 Hialeah, Florida 236,387 4.5%
95 Garland, Texas 234,943 8.7%
96 Fremont, California 233,136 14.1%
97 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 227,715 -0.2%
98 Richmond, Virginia 223,170 12.8%
99 Boise City, Idaho 223,154 14.0%
100 San Bernardino, California 216,239 14.4%
101 Spokane, Washington 215,973 9.6%
102 Des Moines, Iowa 215,472 7.9%
103 Modesto, California 212,175 11.5%
104 Birmingham, Alabama 212,157 -12.3%
105 Tacoma, Washington 211,277 8.9%
106 Fontana, California 209,665 42.8%
107 Rochester, New York 208,880 -4.8%
108 Oxnard, California 207,906 21.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
88 Norfolk 245,115 4.6%
92 Chesapeake 237,940 18.8%
98 Richmond 223,170 12.8%
135 Newport News 181,825 0.8%
163 Alexandria 155,810 20.3%
194 Hampton 135,410 -7.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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