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Richmond Population

Richmond is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Virginia, located 21.69 miles north of Petersburg, 44 miles west of Williamsburg, 66.10 miles southeast of Charlottesville, 79.24 miles northwest of Norfolk of Virginia State, 96.87 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 138.72 miles northeast of Raleigh, North Carolina. Richmond population in 2021 is estimated to be 230,206, covering city area of 62.57 square miles (160 sq km), ranks fourth largest city in Virginia and one-hundredth populous city in the United States. Richmond is the part of Greater Richmond Region, the Richmond metropolitan area or Central Virginia. Neighborhoods of Richmond city include Fawnbrook, Broad Rock, Cherry Gardens, Cullenwood, and Beaufont Hills on the south side, Azalea, Barton Heights, Bellevue, Chamberlayne, Ginter Park, Highland Park, and Rosedale are on the noth side.

Below is the Richmond, Virginia population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
2010204,256
2011206,3251.01
2012210,7412.14
2013213,8151.46
2014217,0031.49
2015220,8471.77
2016225,3322.03
2017226,9680.73
2018228,7830.80
2019230,4360.72
2020226,610-1.66
2021 *230,2061.56
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 & 2020 US Census updated

Richmond city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearRichmond Population
1950259,650
1955287,700
1960327,063
1965401,663
1970500,010
1975549,894
1980591,653
1985636,991
1990685,851
1995744,220
2000808,662
2005873,589
2010942,713
2011957,185
20151,017,328
2020*1,093,206
2025*1,151,045
2035*1,260,343
Source: population.un.org/wpp/, 1950 to 2035 Richmond city Population(UA)

Richmond Metropolitan

The Greater Richmond or Richmond Metropolitan is an urbanized region centered on the city of Richmond, The Richmond-Petersburg Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), the 45th largest Metropolitan in the United States. Greater Richmond having an estimated population of 1,291,900 in 2019.

Richmond City(2021)Richmond Metropolitan(2019)
Population230,206 1,291,900
Area62.57 square miles (160 sq km)
Rank(US)45(MSA)
Source : CSA Maps, CSA


Richmond Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, Total Richmond population is 110,575, out of these 55,451 are male, 55,124 are female, The sex ratio of Richmond is 101. The median age of the Richmond population is 36.5, Richmond population by age are, under 18 years is 26,098, 16 years and over is 86,778, 18 years and over is 84,477, 21 years and over is 80,869, 65 years and over is 17,045. 50.1% are male, 49.9% are female, Population of Richmond by age percent-wise is, 23.6% are under 18 years old, 78.5% are 16 years and over, 76.4% are 18 years and over, 73.1% are 21 years and over, 12.1% are 65 years and over. There are total 39,563 housing units, The voting population of Richmond are 63,578, out of these 31,471 are male voters, 32,107 are female voters, 49.5% are male, 50.5% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -58,0967.3%
5 - 98,3787.6%
10 - 145,8945.3%
15 - 196,1805.6%
20 - 247,0846.4%
25 - 3417,74516.0%
35 - 4416,40614.8%
45 - 5416,13814.6%
55 - 594,5204.1%
60 - 646,7076.1%
65 - 748,8758.0%
75 - 843,0962.8%
85 and over1,4561.3%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates


Richmond Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Richmond by race are:

White Population

White population in Richmond, Virginia are 26,993, percentage wise 24.4 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Richmond, Virginia are 20,178, percentage wise 18.2 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Richmond, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Richmond are 14,236, percentage wise 12.9 percent are asians, out of these 270 are Asian Indians, 3,732 are Chinese, 2,980 are Filipinos, 379 are Japanese, 430 are Korean, 1,737 are Vietnamese and 4,708 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Richmond, Virginia are 53,138. Percentage wise 48.1 percent are hispanics, out of these 35,515 are Mexican people, 784 are Puerto Ricans, 2 are Cubans, and 16,837 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race110,575Percent
White26,99324.4%
Black or African American20,17818.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native9740.9%
Cherokee tribal grouping%
Chippewa tribal grouping%
Navajo tribal grouping%
Sioux tribal grouping%
Asian Population14,23612.9%
Asian Indian2700.2%
Chinese3,7323.4%
Filipino2,9802.7%
Japanese3790.3%
Korean4300.4%
Vietnamese1,7371.6%
Other Asian Population4,708
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander580.1%
Native Hawaiian%
Guamanian or Chamorro%
Hispanic or Latino53,13848.1%
Mexican35,51532.1%
Puerto Rican7840.7%
Cuban20.0%
Other Hispanic or Latino16,837
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)


Nativity by Place of Birth

According to 2019 estimates, Richmond native population is 71,461, out of these 53,622 born in the Virginia state and 14,551 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 39,114, out of these 15,919 are Naturalised US citizen, 241 are in Europe, 7,409 in Asia, 422 in Africa, 7,764 in Latin America and 46 in Northern America. Non-US Citizens, Total Foreigners living in Richmond are 23,195, out of these 382 are from Europe, 2,689 are from Asia, 951 from Africa, 19,173 are from Latin America and 0 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Native71,461
Born in state of residence53,622
Born in other state in the United States14,551
Northeast3,055
Midwest0
South6,335
West1,740
Born outside the United States3,288
Puerto Rico0
U.S. Island Areas123
Born abroad of American parent(s)3,165
Foreign born
Born outside of United States39,114
Naturalized U.S. citizen15,919
Europe241
Asia7,409
Africa422
Oceania37
Latin America7,764
Northern America46
Foreigner
Not a U.S. citizen23,195
Europe382
Asia2,689
Africa951
Oceania0
Latin America19,173
Northern America0
Source: US Census 2019 estimates


Richmond Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Richmond, Virginia are 39,563, Occupied housing units are 36,634, Rental vacancy rate is 5. Percentage of occupancy is 93, 40.86% of houses are owner occupied and 51.73% of houses are renter occupied in Richmond. There are 55.94 percent of one-unit detached, 9.12 percent of one-units attached, 2.12 percent of two-unit houses, 9.19 percent of three or four unit homes. 0.00 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 3 and average household size of renter occupied is 3. 31.48 percent are available with one vehicle, 30.72 percent are available with two vehicles, 21.67 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 8.73 percent are no vehicles available.

HousingUnits
Total housing units39,563
Occupied housing units36,634
Occupied housing units percent93
Rental vacancy rate5
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached22,132
1-unit attached3,607
2 units837
3 or 4 units3,634
Mobile home0
Boat, RV, van, etc.58
Owner-occupied16,167
Renter-occupied20,467
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3
Average household size of renter-occupied unit3
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Richmond Housing Market

The median value of housing unit in Richmond, Virginia is $572,400, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 0.44 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 0.28 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 0.59 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 0.34 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 1.37 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 11.35 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 24.98 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 1.50 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,000176
$50,000 to $99,999110
$100,000 to $149,999235
$150,000 to $199,999136
$200,000 to $299,999543
$300,000 to $499,9994,492
$500,000 to $999,9999,883
$1,000,000 or more592
Median (dollars)572,400
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Richmond Housing Mortgage

According to 2019 estimates of mortgage, The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $2,294, 0.00 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 0.00 percent pay between $500 to $999, 0.00 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 0.00 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 0.00 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 0.00 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 0.00 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $658, 0.00 percent of homes pay less than $250, 0.00 percent pays between $250 to $399, 0.00 percent pay between $400 to $599, 0.00 percent pays between $600 to $799, 0.00 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 0.00 pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500
$500 to $999
$1,000 to $1,499
$1,500 to $1,999
$2,000 to $2,499
$2,500 to $2,999
$3,000 or more
Median (dollars)2,294
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $250
$250 to $399
$400 to $599
$600 to $799
$800 to $999
$1,000 or more
Median (dollars)658
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Richmond Rental

Total number of Richmond rental homes or apartments are 20,467, occupied by Renter, The median value of Richmond average rental rate is $1,679.

        
RentalUnits
Less than $500
$500 to $999
$1,000 to $1,499
$1,500 to $1,999
$2,000 to $2,499
$2,500 to $2,999
$3,000 or more
Median (dollars)1,679
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates

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