Population of Cities in Virginia (2019)

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.

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Over 1 Million
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100,000 to 1 Million
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10,000 to 100,000

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 Location
Virginia Beach454,846Map
Chesapeake245,467Map
Norfolk242,070Map
Richmond233,796Map
Newport News181,345Map
Alexandria163,724Map
Hamn132,578Map
Roanoke98,733Map
Suffolk92,744Map
Portsmouth91,940Map
Lynchburg82,333Map
Leesburg57,251Map
Harrisonburg55,346Map
Charlottesville49,093Map
Blacksburg47,525Map
Danville41,205Map
Manassas41,123Map
Petersburg31,396Map
Fredericksburg29,287Map
Winchester27,990Map
Salem25,984Map
Fairfax25,487Map
Staunton24,438Map
Herndon24,168Map
Hopewell23,890Map
Waynesboro22,784Map
Christiansburg22,568Map
Culpeper18,759Map
Colonial Heights18,147Map
Radford17,882Map
Vienna16,507Map
Bristol16,369Map
Manassas Park15,954Map
Williamsburg15,424Map
Front Royal15,201Map
Falls Church14,164Map
Martinsville13,049Map
Poquoson11,894Map
Purcellville10,258Map
Warrenton9,777Map
Pulaski8,675Map
Smithfield8,588Map
Vinton8,161Map
Abingdon8,098Map
Ashland8,093Map
Franklin8,063Map
Farmville8,002Map
Wytheville7,996Map
South Boston7,869Map
Lexington6,958Map
Bedford6,684Map
Strasburg6,637Map
Bridgewater6,504Map
Galax6,487Map
Buena Vista6,023Map
Marion5,591Map
Covington5,305Map
Woodstock5,296Map
Big Stone Gap5,261Map
Richlands5,191Map
Dumfries5,153Map
Orange5,138Map
Luray4,789Map
Rocky Mount4,783Map
Emporia4,774Map
South Hill4,417Map
Berryville4,379Map
Tazewell4,191Map
Bluefield4,026Map
Broadway3,983Map
Norton3,678Map
Clifton Forge3,640Map
Colonial Beach3,589Map
Altavista3,438Map
Blackstone3,357Map
West Point3,278Map
Lebanon3,144Map
Wise2,996Map
Elkton2,943Map
Chincoteague2,928Map
Grottoes2,892Map
Dublin2,746Map
Pearisburg2,735Map
Timberville2,724Map
Windsor2,719Map
Hillsville2,583Map
Tappahannock2,389Map
Shenandoah2,328Map
Chase City2,255Map
New Market2,228Map
Amherst2,184Map
Lovettsville2,162Map
Crewe2,156Map
Mount Jackson2,056Map
Stephens City2,054Map
Narrows2,004Map
Waverly1,984Map
Saltville1,961Map
Haymarket1,958Map
Coeburn1,926Map
Gate City1,864Map
Appomattox1,787Map
Louisa1,734Map
Pennington Gap1,687Map
Chilhowie1,682Map
Dayton1,657Map
Stanley1,642Map
Victoria1,635Map
Gordonsville1,622Map
Appalachia1,612Map
Warsaw1,521Map
Rural Retreat1,456Map
Glade Spring1,454Map
Chatham1,449Map
Exmore1,445Map
Kilmarnock1,435Map
Middletown1,397Map
Stuart1,328Map
Honaker1,296Map
Onancock1,257Map
Hurt1,247Map
Clintwood1,245Map
Courtland1,235Map
Halifax1,228Map
Gretna1,213Map
Weber City1,204Map
Bowling Green1,194Map
Kenbridge1,191Map
Clarksville1,171Map
Buchanan1,158Map
Cape Charles1,114Map
Pembroke1,109Map
Glasgow1,107Map
Brookneal1,104Map
Occoquan1,097Map
Edinburg1,077Map
Lawrenceville1,030Map
Cedar Bluff1,016Map
Craigsville947Map
Pound921Map
Jonesville908Map
Independence908Map
Middleburg903Map
Grundy898Map
St. Paul877Map
Parksley841Map
Wakefield836Map
Keysville802Map
Damascus800Map
Rich Creek763Map
Round Hill719Map
Tangier716Map
Hamilton679Map
Ridgeway679Map
Remington643Map
Scottsville625Map
Boyce624Map
Jarratt605Map
La Crosse581Map
Quantico555Map
Boykins533Map
Belle Haven528Map
Charlotte Court House521Map
Mineral516Map
Onley513Map
Drakes Branch505Map
Nassawadox494Map
Urbanna491Map
McKenney482Map
Accomac481Map
Cheriton472Map
Mount Crawford467Map
Fries461Map
Haysi453Map
Floyd451Map
Dillwyn451Map
Troutville428Map
Irvington412Map
Boydton410Map
Melfa395Map
Stanardsville393Map
Montross392Map
Burkeville391Map
Bloxom378Map
Iron Gate368Map
Pocahontas364Map
Nickelsville351Map
Goshen348Map
White Stone339Map
Claremont328Map
Fincastle324Map
Ivor321Map
Newsoms304Map
Dungannon301Map
Clinchco300Map
Clifton289Map
Alberta274Map
Brodnax267Map
Toms Brook265Map
Saxis239Map