Top 100 Biggest Cities In Virginia (1860 Census)

Rank City 1860 Pop Growth Rate (Ann)
1 Richmond 37,910 3.2%
2 Petersburg 18,266 2.7%
3 Norfolk 14,620 0.2%
4 Wheeling 14,083 2.1%
5 Alexandria 12,652 3.8%

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What was the largest city in Virginia in 1860?

In 1860, the largest city in Virginia was Richmond, with a population of 37,910. The second largest city is Petersburg, with a population of 18,266.


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