What is the current population of Richmond?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Richmond is 230,436. Richmond, Virginia is the 97th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Richmond?

The peak population of Richmond was in 1970, when its population was 249,621. In 1970, Richmond was the 57th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 97th largest city in the US. Richmond is currently 7.7% smaller than it was in 1970.

How quickly is Richmond growing?

Richmond has grown 16.5% since the 2000. Richmond, Virginia's growth is about average. 51% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is Richmond the biggest city in Virginia?

No, Richmond is the 4th largest city in the state of Virginia. The biggest city, Virginia Beach, is 2.0x bigger than Richmond.

What county is Richmond, Virginia in?

Richmond is located entirely in Richmond city.

What is the population density of Richmond, Virginia?

Richmond has a population density of 3,414.7 people per square mile.

What is the size of Richmond, Virginia in square miles?

Richmond has an area of 59.8 square miles. Richmond is the 5th largest city, by area, in Virginia.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 230,436 97
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
87 Gilbert, Arizona 254,114 116.6%
88 Glendale, Arizona 252,381 13.7%
89 North Las Vegas, Nevada 251,974 113.5%
90 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 247,945 22.6%
91 Chesapeake, Virginia 244,835 22.2%
92 Norfolk, Virginia 242,742 3.6%
93 Fremont, California 241,110 18.0%
94 Garland, Texas 239,928 11.0%
95 Irving, Texas 239,798 24.9%
96 Hialeah, Florida 233,339 3.1%
97 Richmond, Virginia 230,436 16.5%
98 Boise City, Idaho 228,959 17.0%
99 Spokane, Washington 222,081 12.7%
100 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 220,236 -3.5%
101 Tacoma, Washington 217,827 12.3%
102 San Bernardino, California 215,784 14.1%
103 Modesto, California 215,196 13.1%
104 Fontana, California 214,547 46.2%
105 Des Moines, Iowa 214,237 7.3%
106 Moreno Valley, California 213,055 48.7%
107 Santa Clarita, California 212,979 36.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
44 Virginia Beach 449,974 5.4%
91 Chesapeake 244,835 22.2%
92 Norfolk 242,742 3.6%
97 Richmond 230,436 16.5%
144 Newport News 179,225 -0.5%
159 Alexandria 159,428 23.1%
203 Hampton 134,510 -8.1%

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