Latest Data (2017)
Population 227,032
Nationwide Rank 97

Quick Facts

Richmond, Virginia is the 97th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Richmond, Virginia is a city.

Richmond, Virginia is currently 9.0% smaller than it was in 1970, the year of its peak recorded population.

Richmond, Virginia's growth is about average. 50% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Richmond, Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
87 Glendale, Arizona 246,709 11.2%
88 Norfolk, Virginia 244,703 4.4%
89 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 244,605 20.9%
90 North Las Vegas, Nevada 242,975 105.9%
91 Gilbert, Arizona 242,354 106.5%
92 Chesapeake, Virginia 240,397 20.0%
93 Irving, Texas 240,373 25.2%
94 Hialeah, Florida 239,673 5.9%
95 Garland, Texas 238,002 10.1%
96 Fremont, California 234,962 15.0%
97 Richmond, Virginia 227,032 14.8%
98 Boise City, Idaho 226,570 15.8%
99 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 225,374 -1.3%
100 Des Moines, Iowa 217,521 8.9%
101 Spokane, Washington 217,108 10.2%
102 San Bernardino, California 216,995 14.8%
103 Modesto, California 214,221 12.6%
104 Tacoma, Washington 213,418 10.0%
105 Fontana, California 211,815 44.3%
106 Santa Clarita, California 210,888 35.5%
107 Birmingham, Alabama 210,710 -12.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
44 Virginia Beach 450,435 5.6%
88 Norfolk 244,703 4.4%
92 Chesapeake 240,397 20.0%
97 Richmond 227,032 14.8%
139 Newport News 179,388 -0.4%
161 Alexandria 160,035 23.6%
202 Hampton 134,669 -8.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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