Population of Cities in Virginia (2017)

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 452,745 people.

Virginia Beach

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

452,745

Norfolk

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

246,393

Chesapeake

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

235,429

Richmond

This city is the capital of the state of Virginia.

220,289

Newport News

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

182,385

Alexandria

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

153,511

Hampton

Hampton is the location of the world's first bridge-tunnel.

136,454

Roanoke

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

99,897

Portsmouth

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

96,201

Suffolk

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

88,161

Name 2017 Population
Virginia Beach452,745
Norfolk246,393
Chesapeake235,429
Richmond220,289
Newport News182,385
Alexandria153,511
Hampton136,454
Roanoke99,897
Portsmouth96,201
Suffolk88,161
Lynchburg79,812
Harrisonburg52,538
Leesburg51,209
Charlottesville46,597
Blacksburg44,215
Danville42,082
Manassas41,764
Petersburg32,477
Fredericksburg28,118
Winchester27,284
Salem25,432
Herndon24,568
Staunton24,416
Fairfax24,013
Hopewell22,378
Christiansburg21,943
Waynesboro21,491
Colonial Heights17,820
Culpeper17,557
Radford17,403
Bristol17,141
Vienna16,522
Manassas Park15,726
Front Royal15,070
Williamsburg15,052
Falls Church13,892
Martinsville13,645
Poquoson12,059
Warrenton9,897
Purcellville9,232
Pulaski8,890
Franklin8,490
Smithfield8,364
Vinton8,231
Farmville8,169
Abingdon8,119
Wytheville8,115
South Boston7,976
Ashland7,503
Lexington7,262
Galax6,914
Buena Vista6,618
Strasburg6,586
Bedford6,561
Marion5,957
Bridgewater5,889
Covington5,658
Richlands5,504
Emporia5,496
Big Stone Gap5,416
Bluefield5,279
Woodstock5,248
Dumfries5,217
Orange4,947
Luray4,828
Rocky Mount4,799
South Hill4,527
Tazewell4,421
Berryville4,300
Norton3,939
Broadway3,807
Clifton Forge3,739
Colonial Beach3,580
Blackstone3,491
Altavista3,474
Lebanon3,342
West Point3,333
Wise3,119
Chincoteague2,914
Elkton2,809
Grottoes2,758
Dublin2,686
Pearisburg2,678
Hillsville2,677
Windsor2,671
Timberville2,603
Tappahannock2,387
Shenandoah2,340
Chase City2,296
Crewe2,241
Amherst2,210
New Market2,208
Waverly2,073
Mount Jackson2,042
Saltville2,031
Coeburn1,999
Haymarket1,980
Gate City1,955
Narrows1,953
Stephens City1,940
Lovettsville1,934
Pennington Gap1,805
Appomattox1,759
Chilhowie1,741
Victoria1,677
Appalachia1,671
Stanley1,654
Louisa1,621
Dayton1,588
Gordonsville1,577
Warsaw1,495
Rural Retreat1,485
Chatham1,481
Glade Spring1,453
Exmore1,447
Stuart1,442
Kilmarnock1,437
Honaker1,392
Clintwood1,325
Middletown1,315
Hurt1,274
Weber City1,262
Onancock1,261
Halifax1,249
Gretna1,248
Courtland1,246
Kenbridge1,227
Clarksville1,204
Buchanan1,178
Bowling Green1,160
Brookneal1,119
Glasgow1,115
Pembroke1,081
Lawrenceville1,078
Cedar Bluff1,076
Edinburg1,069
Occoquan1,025
Cape Charles1,017
Grundy978
Jonesville974
Pound966
Craigsville930
Independence927
St. Paul918
Wakefield884
Parksley840
Keysville812
Middleburg807
Damascus800
Rich Creek748
Tangier726
Ridgeway708
Round Hill641
Remington627
Jarratt619
Boyce615
Hamilton609
Scottsville603
La Crosse589
Boykins543
Quantico537
Charlotte Court House530
Belle Haven525
Onley516
Drakes Branch515
Accomac496
Nassawadox495
Mineral483
McKenney481
Cheriton475
Haysi472
Fries469
Urbanna463
Mount Crawford445
Dillwyn444
Floyd439
Troutville432
Boydton416
Irvington415
Burkeville412
Melfa400
Montross389
Bloxom385
Pocahontas380
Stanardsville380
Iron Gate379
Nickelsville371
Claremont354
Goshen354
White Stone342
Fincastle341
Ivor328
Clinchco317
Dungannon314
Newsoms310
Clifton295
Alberta285
Brodnax281
Toms Brook262
Dendron256