Population of Cities in Virginia (2019)

0
Over 1 Million
7
100,000 to 1 Million
32
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 32 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Virginia is Virginia Beach, with a population of 454,846 people.

Virginia Beach

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

454,846

Norfolk

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

242,070

Chesapeake

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

245,467

Richmond

This city is the capital of the state of Virginia.

233,796

Newport News

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

181,345

Alexandria

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

163,724

Roanoke

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

98,733

Portsmouth

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

91,940

Suffolk

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

92,744

Name 2019 Population
Virginia Beach454,846
Chesapeake245,467
Norfolk242,070
Richmond233,796
Newport News181,345
Alexandria163,724
Hamn132,578
Roanoke98,733
Suffolk92,744
Portsmouth91,940
Lynchburg82,333
Leesburg57,251
Harrisonburg55,346
Charlottesville49,093
Blacksburg47,525
Danville41,205
Manassas41,123
Petersburg31,396
Fredericksburg29,287
Winchester27,990
Salem25,984
Fairfax25,487
Staunton24,438
Herndon24,168
Hopewell23,890
Waynesboro22,784
Christiansburg22,568
Culpeper18,759
Colonial Heights18,147
Radford17,882
Vienna16,507
Bristol16,369
Manassas Park15,954
Williamsburg15,424
Front Royal15,201
Falls Church14,164
Martinsville13,049
Poquoson11,894
Purcellville10,258
Warrenton9,777
Pulaski8,675
Smithfield8,588
Vinton8,161
Abingdon8,098
Ashland8,093
Franklin8,063
Farmville8,002
Wytheville7,996
South Boston7,869
Lexington6,958
Bedford6,684
Strasburg6,637
Bridgewater6,504
Galax6,487
Buena Vista6,023
Marion5,591
Covington5,305
Woodstock5,296
Big Stone Gap5,261
Richlands5,191
Dumfries5,153
Orange5,138
Luray4,789
Rocky Mount4,783
Emporia4,774
South Hill4,417
Berryville4,379
Tazewell4,191
Bluefield4,026
Broadway3,983
Norton3,678
Clifton Forge3,640
Colonial Beach3,589
Altavista3,438
Blackstone3,357
West Point3,278
Lebanon3,144
Wise2,996
Elkton2,943
Chincoteague2,928
Grottoes2,892
Dublin2,746
Pearisburg2,735
Timberville2,724
Windsor2,719
Hillsville2,583
Tappahannock2,389
Shenandoah2,328
Chase City2,255
New Market2,228
Amherst2,184
Lovettsville2,162
Crewe2,156
Mount Jackson2,056
Stephens City2,054
Narrows2,004
Waverly1,984
Saltville1,961
Haymarket1,958
Coeburn1,926
Gate City1,864
Appomattox1,787
Louisa1,734
Pennington Gap1,687
Chilhowie1,682
Dayton1,657
Stanley1,642
Victoria1,635
Gordonsville1,622
Appalachia1,612
Warsaw1,521
Rural Retreat1,456
Glade Spring1,454
Chatham1,449
Exmore1,445
Kilmarnock1,435
Middletown1,397
Stuart1,328
Honaker1,296
Onancock1,257
Hurt1,247
Clintwood1,245
Courtland1,235
Halifax1,228
Gretna1,213
Weber City1,204
Bowling Green1,194
Kenbridge1,191
Clarksville1,171
Buchanan1,158
Cape Charles1,114
Pembroke1,109
Glasgow1,107
Brookneal1,104
Occoquan1,097
Edinburg1,077
Lawrenceville1,030
Cedar Bluff1,016
Craigsville947
Pound921
Jonesville908
Independence908
Middleburg903
Grundy898
St. Paul877
Parksley841
Wakefield836
Keysville802
Damascus800
Rich Creek763
Round Hill719
Tangier716
Hamilton679
Ridgeway679
Remington643
Scottsville625
Boyce624
Jarratt605
La Crosse581
Quantico555
Boykins533
Belle Haven528
Charlotte Court House521
Mineral516
Onley513
Drakes Branch505
Nassawadox494
Urbanna491
McKenney482
Accomac481
Cheriton472
Mount Crawford467
Fries461
Haysi453
Floyd451
Dillwyn451
Troutville428
Irvington412
Boydton410
Melfa395
Stanardsville393
Montross392
Burkeville391
Bloxom378
Iron Gate368
Pocahontas364
Nickelsville351
Goshen348
White Stone339
Claremont328
Fincastle324
Ivor321
Newsoms304
Dungannon301
Clinchco300
Clifton289
Alberta274
Brodnax267
Toms Brook265
Saxis239