Richmond city, Virginia Population 2019

Richmond city, Virginia's estimated population is 226,968 with a growth rate of 0.73% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Richmond city, Virginia is the 10th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018228,7831,8150.80%
2017226,9681,6360.73%
2016225,3324,4852.03%
2015220,8473,8441.77%
2014217,0033,1881.49%
2013213,8153,0741.46%
2012210,7414,4162.14%
2011206,3252,0691.01%
2010204,2561,2000.59%
1990203,056-16,158-7.37%
1980219,214-30,407-12.18%
1970249,62129,66313.49%
1960219,958-10,352-4.49%
1950230,31037,26819.31%
1940193,04210,1135.53%
1930182,92911,2626.56%
1920171,66744,03934.51%
1910127,62842,57850.06%
190085,0500.00%

How Many People Live in Richmond city, Virginia?

226,968

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American106,41748.18%
White98,72444.69%
Two or More Races7,7653.52%
Asian4,6012.08%
Some Other Race2,4281.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native9070.41%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander500.02%

Richmond city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2019

Richmond city, Virginia Median Age

33.5


Total

32.8


Male

34.1


Female

Richmond city, Virginia Adults

There are 181,106 adults, (26,622 of whom are seniors) in Richmond city, Virginia.

Richmond city, Virginia Age Dependency

43

Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Richmond city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

116,039

52.53%

Male

104,853

47.47%

Richmond city, Virginia Households and Families

Richmond city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Richmond city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.8%27.2%
All41.7%58.3%
Male32.8%67.2%
Non Family32.6%67.4%
Female29.2%70.8%

41.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All89,2382.3541.7
Non Family48,8711.4532.6
Married21,364372.8
Female15,3713.929.2
Male3,6324.132.8

3.28

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Richmond city, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,5615.67%
9th to 12th Grade14,7939.79%
High School Graduate34,71922.99%
Some College28,34718.77%
Associates Degree8,0335.32%
Bachelors Degree33,70322.32%
Graduate Degree22,87415.15%

Richmond city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black69,56053,95710,547
White67,90064,54642,422
Hispanic7,7003,928936
Multiple Races3,5183,057930
Asian2,4502,1451,594
Other Race1,180838314
Native American52938570
Islander301212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.06%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.06%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,826$35,666$30,913
Less Than High School$19,552$22,304$14,137
High School Grad$23,506$26,038$21,206
Some College$27,288$30,406$25,808
Bachelors Degree$43,255$48,047$40,652
Graduate Degree$56,829$68,414$52,509

$32,826

Average Earnings

$35,666

Average Male

$30,913

Average Female

Richmond city, Virginia Language

Richmond city, Virginia Language by Age

Richmond city, Virginia Language

90.79% of Richmond city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 9.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.44% of the population.

Richmond city, Virginia Poverty

Richmond city, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black102,66734,87233.97%
White83,95611,08313.20%
Hispanic13,4044,01729.97%
Multiple7,1112,20631.02%
Asian3,48390025.84%
Other2,11549423.36%
Native87049156.44%

25.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.77%

Male Poverty Rate

27.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Richmond city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Richmond city, Virginia is Native, with 56.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Richmond city, Virginia is White, with 13.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.16%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.40%
High School24.26%
Some College18.76%
Bachelors or Greater6.39%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed62.89%
Male Unemployed37.92%
Female Employed14.09%
Male Employed8.85%

Richmond city, Virginia Income

Richmond city, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,356$68,295
Families$54,394$89,837
Married Families$94,286$132,737
Non Families$33,646$48,791

Richmond city, Virginia Marital Status

Richmond city, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

26.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.9%

Male Marriage Rate

24.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Richmond city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Richmond city, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Richmond city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Richmond city, Virginia Veterans

11,899

Number of Veterans

10,185

Male Veterans

1,714

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,909
First Gulf War2,747
Second Gulf War2,188
Korea979
World War II650
Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,255
55 to 642,665
65 to 742,364
75+2,199
18 to 341,416

Richmond city, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black6,4897.85%
White4,9615.75%
2 or More3536.99%
Hispanic2762.85%
Asian501.18%
Other462.61%

Richmond city, Virginia Veterans by Education

13.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Richmond city, Virginia Employment Status

65.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Richmond city, Virginia Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

61.71%

Born in Virginia

93.59%

Native Born

6.41%

Foreign Born

4.37%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.59% of Richmond city, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 61.71% having been born in Virginia. 4.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Richmond city, Virginia

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990