Population of Cities in Virginia (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
7
100,000 to 1 Million
31
10,000 to 100,000

Virginia has a population of over 8.4 million, making it the 12th most populous state in the U.S. Virginia Beach is the state’s most populous city, with a population of 452,745. The state has six additional cities with populations of over 100,000: Norfolk, Chesapeake, the capital city Richmond, Newport News, Alexandria and Hampton. There are 31 cities with a population of at least 10,000 people but no more than 100,000.

Incorporated municipalities in Virginia are designated as either a city or a town. All cities are independent of counties. There is a total of 38 independent cities within the state. These cities are further designated as either first class or second class based upon their population. First class cities must have populations exceeding 10,000 inhabitants. Eight of the 38 cities are classified as second class cities with populations below 10,000. The smallest city in Virginia by population is Norton, with had a population of 3,958.

Virginia has 0 cities with more than a million people, 7 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 31 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Virginia is Virginia Beach, with a population of 454,098 people.

Virginia Beach

This resort city is a popular destination for its beautiful beaches, state parks, hotels, and restaurant.

454,098

Norfolk

Norfolk, named after the natural harbor, is one of the oldest cities in Virginia.

243,085

Chesapeake

Not only is Chesapeake one of the largest cities by population, it is also the second largest by area in the state.

242,958

Richmond

This city is the capital of the state of Virginia.

230,254

Newport News

This city's economy is based around the military, with multiple military bases and suppliers located throughout the city.

181,505

Alexandria

The U.S. Department of Defense ins one of the largest employers in this city.

161,086

Roanoke

Roanoke's original name at establishment in 1852 was Big Lick.

99,042

Portsmouth

Residents and visitors can take the ferry to travel between Norfolk and Portsmouth.

93,044

Suffolk

This city was combined with Nansemond County, Holland and Whaleyville in 1974.

91,587

Name 2018 Population
Virginia Beach454,098
Norfolk243,085
Chesapeake242,958
Richmond230,254
Newport News181,505
Alexandria161,086
Hamn133,522
Roanoke99,042
Portsmouth93,044
Suffolk91,587
Lynchburg81,626
Leesburg55,703
Harrisonburg54,590
Charlottesville48,366
Blacksburg46,696
Danville41,436
Manassas41,243
Petersburg31,558
Fredericksburg28,957
Winchester27,832
Salem25,839
Fairfax25,046
Staunton24,413
Herndon 24,243
Hopewell23,505
Waynesboro22,485
Christiansburg22,408
Culpeper18,508
Colonial Heights18,022
Radford17,749
Bristol16,566
Vienna16,494
Manassas Park15,941
Williamsburg15,354
Front Royal15,185
Falls Church14,114
Martinsville13,181
Poquoson11,935
Purcellville9,995
Warrenton9,805
Pulaski8,729
Smithfield8,537
Vinton8,169
Franklin8,144
Abingdon8,093
Farmville 8,048
Wytheville8,031
Ashland7,945
South Boston7,896
Lexington6,987
Bedford6,661
Strasburg6,619
Galax6,583
Bridgewater6,352
Buena Vista6,166
Marion5,679
Covington5,376
Big Stone Gap5,298
Woodstock5,280
Richlands5,270
Dumfries5,164
Orange5,088
Emporia4,951
Luray4,798
Rocky Mount4,788
South Hill4,435
Berryville4,354
Bluefield4,340
Tazewell4,249
Broadway3,942
Norton3,740
Clifton Forge3,665
Colonial Beach3,583
Altavista3,448
Blackstone3,389
West Point3,290
Lebanon3,191
Wise3,025
Chincoteague2,925
Elkton2,912
Grottoes 2,861
Dublin2,725
Pearisburg2,723
Windsor2,707
Timberville2,696
Hillsville2,607
Tappahannock2,388
Shenandoah2,330
Chase City2,263
New Market2,221
Amherst2,191
Crewe2,176
Lovettsville2,103
Mount Jackson2,051
Stephens City2,025
Waverly2,006
Narrows1,993
Saltville 1,977
Haymarket1,962
Coeburn1,946
Gate City1,886
Appomattox1,781
Pennington Gap1,716
Louisa1,706
Chilhowie1,695
Victoria1,647
Stanley1,644
Dayton1,641
Appalachia1,626
Gordonsville1,609
Warsaw1,509
Rural Retreat1,464
Chatham1,457
Glade Spring1,452
Exmore1,444
Kilmarnock 1,436
Middletown1,376
Stuart1,344
Honaker1,319
Clintwood1,264
Onancock1,260
Hurt1,253
Courtland1,239
Halifax1,234
Gretna1,221
Weber City1,218
Kenbridge1,201
Bowling Green1,185
Clarksville 1,176
Buchanan1,163
Glasgow1,110
Brookneal1,108
Pembroke1,103
Cape Charles1,089
Occoquan 1,085
Edinburg1,074
Lawrenceville1,043
Cedar Bluff1,031
Craigsville943
Pound932
Jonesville924
Grundy918
Independence913
St. Paul 887
Middleburg878
Wakefield848
Parksley841
Keysville804
Damascus799
Rich Creek760
Tangier718
Round Hill699
Ridgeway685
Hamilton661
Remington639
Boyce621
Scottsville 619
Jarratt 608
La Crosse582
Quantico550
Boykins536
Belle Haven 528
Charlotte Court House523
Onley513
Mineral508
Drakes Branch507
Nassawadox494
Accomac487
Urbanna484
McKenney482
Cheriton472
Fries463
Mount Crawford462
Haysi460
Dillwyn449
Floyd448
Troutville429
Irvington413
Boydton412
Burkeville396
Melfa396
Montross391
Stanardsville390
Bloxom378
Iron Gate371
Pocahontas368
Nickelsville356
Goshen350
White Stone340
Claremont334
Fincastle329
Ivor323
Newsoms306
Dungannon304
Clinchco304
Clifton290
Alberta277
Brodnax 271
Toms Brook264
Dendron239