Latest Data (2015)
Population 220,289
Nationwide Rank 98

Quick Facts

Richmond, Virginia is the 98th largest city in the United States as of 2015.

Richmond, Virginia is a city.

Richmond, Virginia is currently 11.8% 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

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
92 Scottsdale, Arizona 15.9%
93 Irving, Texas 23.2%
94 Chesapeake, Virginia 17.5%
95 North Las Vegas, Nevada 99.0%
96 Fremont, California 13.6%
97 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 0.1%
98 Richmond, Virginia 11.4%
99 Boise City, Idaho 11.6%
100 San Bernardino, California 14.3%
101 Spokane, Washington 8.3%
102 Birmingham, Alabama -12.2%
103 Modesto, California 11.0%
104 Des Moines, Iowa 5.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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