10 Largest Cities in Virginia

The largest city in Virginia is Virginia Beach with a population of 450,099. Arcola is the fastest growing city in Virginia over the past 10 years, having grown 421.89% since 2010.
Rank Name 2020 Pop 2010 Census Change Density (km²)
1Virginia Beach450,099438,8592.56%710
2Chesapeake247,311223,55610.63%282
3Norfolk241,899242,999-0.45%1,753
4Arlington233,464207,62712.44%3,467
5Richmond231,651204,30213.39%1,493
6Newport News179,927180,888-0.53%1,007
7Alexandria159,787140,72913.54%4,131
8Hampton134,690137,415-1.98%1,011
9Roanoke99,27796,7202.64%901
10Portsmouth94,04695,451-1.47%1,090
11Suffolk93,24184,8139.94%90
12Lynchburg83,02775,5489.90%655
13Centreville74,12571,1354.20%2,396
14Dale City72,62765,96910.09%1,969
15Reston61,14758,4044.70%1,540
16Leesburg53,69143,06724.67%1,672
17Harrisonburg52,54448,9937.25%1,170
18Ashburn49,84843,51114.56%1,120
19Tuckahoe48,79944,9908.47%922
20McLean47,68248,115-0.90%743
21Charlottesville47,02643,4618.20%1,772
22Lake Ridge44,71641,0588.91%1,849
23Blacksburg43,98442,5813.29%861
24Annandale43,29541,0085.58%2,130
25Burke42,80641,0554.27%1,920
26Linton Hall41,38635,72515.85%1,256
27Manassas41,12438,2127.62%1,612
28Danville39,43942,924-8.12%356
29Marumsco37,77035,0367.80%1,965
30Mechanicsville37,49636,3483.16%511
31Oakton36,99734,1668.29%1,463
32Fair Oaks33,48130,22310.78%2,589
33Springfield32,22230,4845.70%1,585
34Petersburg31,63632,502-2.66%538
35South Riding31,51524,25629.93%1,775
36Sterling30,27127,8228.80%2,143
37West Falls Church29,6232,291
38Fredericksburg28,90124,35418.67%1,068
39Short Pump28,32824,72914.55%1,221
40Winchester28,19426,1507.82%1,184
41Cave Spring26,00124,9224.33%841
42Salem25,30924,8951.66%673
43Staunton25,30223,7376.59%490
44Herndon24,70923,3995.60%2,226
45Chantilly24,36823,0395.77%784
46Woodlawn24,3514,107
47Fairfax24,31322,6147.51%1,504
48Tysons24,2612,196
49West Springfield24,22322,4607.85%1,944
50Bailey's Crossroads24,18023,6432.27%4,551
51Lincolnia23,93322,8554.72%1,950
52Waynesboro22,72920,9938.27%586
53Hopewell22,58022,642-0.27%842
54Christiansburg22,55021,0037.37%617
55Rose Hill22,25220,22610.02%1,529
56Chester22,03220,9874.98%644
57McNair21,48517,51322.68%4,062
58Brambleton21,3589,845116.94%1,433
59Montclair20,88119,5706.70%1,342
60Lorton20,87118,61012.15%1,508
61Neabsco20,36412,06868.74%1,706
62Cherry Hill20,24116,00026.51%1,001
63Meadowbrook19,81118,3128.19%939
64Franconia19,72018,2458.08%2,189
65Culpeper19,16416,70614.71%1,018
66Sudley18,57516,20314.64%2,602
67Radford18,39716,43011.97%734
68Franklin Farm18,32119,288-5.01%1,490
69Merrifield18,29115,21220.24%2,617
70Idylwood18,27317,2885.70%2,519
71Bon Air18,05216,36610.30%834
72Burke Centre17,89417,3263.28%2,205
73Buckhall17,70816,2938.68%339
74Laurel17,53516,7134.92%1,256
75Kingstowne17,51715,55612.61%2,358
76Gainesville17,28711,48150.57%660
77Manassas Park17,23814,44919.30%2,636
78Colonial Heights17,23617,339-0.59%885
79Hybla Valley17,06915,8018.02%3,210
80Fort Hunt16,97316,0455.78%1,120
81Bristol16,83917,766-5.22%504
82Bull Run16,65114,98311.13%2,473
83Groveton16,51614,59813.14%1,467
84Highland Springs16,45915,7114.76%797
85Vienna16,45315,7424.52%1,443
86Wolf Trap16,43616,1311.89%648
87East Highland Park15,49814,7964.74%681
88Glen Allen15,48814,7744.83%680
89Front Royal15,33014,4496.10%576
90Williamsburg14,90613,7278.59%644
91Great Falls14,87215,427-3.60%226
92Falls Church14,76712,39919.10%2,786
93Hollins14,32914,673-2.34%643
94Kings Park West14,22713,3906.25%1,858
95Stone Ridge14,2207,21497.12%2,195
96Brandermill13,83613,1735.03%867
97Broadlands13,57612,31310.26%1,621
98Huntington13,33411,26718.35%4,559
99Timberlake13,24712,1838.73%454
100Newington13,19612,9431.95%1,111
101Mount Vernon13,11312,4165.61%969
102Sugarland Run12,95611,7999.81%2,490
103Martinsville12,48113,760-9.30%440
104Lakeside12,37411,8494.43%1,105
105Poquoson12,37312,1481.85%311
106Newington Forest12,37312,442-0.55%1,443
107Lansdowne12,35411,2539.78%1,198
108Fairfax Station12,04612,0300.13%512
109Madison Heights11,66511,2853.37%235
110Dranesville11,66111,921-2.18%1,173
111Wakefield11,55411,2752.47%1,182
112Cascades11,38911,912-4.39%1,193
113Manchester10,91910,8041.06%711
114Lake Monticello10,8629,9209.50%474
115Lowes Island10,86010,7560.97%1,390
116Forest10,8369,10619.00%308
117Wyndham10,5789,7858.10%1,121
118New Baltimore10,4408,11928.59%335
119Purcellville10,3507,80132.68%1,180
120Warrenton10,1159,6225.12%893
121Gloucester Point9,8549,4024.81%405
122Lake Barcroft9,8239,5582.77%1,559
123George Mason9,7779,4962.96%1,487
124Countryside9,70110,072-3.68%1,460
125Yorkshire9,6397,54127.82%1,582
126Stuarts Draft9,3549,2351.29%182
127Independent Hill9,2047,41924.06%399
128Dunn Loring9,1588,8034.03%1,495
129Woodburn9,1278,4807.63%1,262
130Triangle8,9728,1889.57%1,231
131Innsbrook8,8887,75314.64%786
132Seven Corners8,7319,255-5.66%4,949
133Dumbarton8,7147,87910.60%1,785
134Greenbriar8,6868,1666.37%2,156
135Pulaski8,6849,087-4.43%416
136Fishersville8,6477,46215.88%247
137Smithfield8,5028,1004.96%348
138University of Virginia8,4447,7049.61%1,844
139Lake of the Woods8,4067,17717.12%659
140Fair Lakes8,3997,9425.75%1,370
141Long Branch8,3817,59310.38%1,309
142Floris8,2918,375-1.00%1,154
143Rockwood8,1368,431-3.50%580
144Vinton8,1097,9891.50%1,007
145Hollymead8,0717,6904.95%483
146Loudoun Valley Estates8,0203,656119.37%1,649
147Laurel Hill8,0206,85516.99%698
148Fort Belvoir7,9677,10012.21%347
149Ashland7,9277,2619.17%425
150Wytheville7,9238,210-3.50%211
151Franklin7,8458,579-8.56%366
152Farmville7,8218,222-4.88%393
153Abingdon7,7968,226-5.23%374
154Collinsville7,6657,3354.50%377
155Lexington7,5957,0437.84%1,173
156Montrose7,5417,993-5.65%905
157South Boston7,5208,146-7.68%222
158Mantua7,3427,1352.90%1,197
159North Springfield7,3037,2740.40%1,826
160Sandston7,1887,571-5.06%281
161Crozet7,1595,56528.64%626
162Woodlake7,0647,319-3.48%1,126
163Bellwood6,7236,3525.84%448
164Strasburg6,6986,4394.02%635
165Potomac Mills6,6645,61418.70%639
166Belle Haven6,6406,5181.87%1,294
167Belmont6,6325,96611.16%1,253
168Dumfries6,5995,00631.82%1,660
169Bedford6,5976,5660.47%292
170Buena Vista6,4626,611-2.25%388
171Carrollton6,4424,57440.84%434
172Galax6,3466,991-9.23%297
173South Run6,2436,389-2.29%953
174Pimmit Hills6,2236,0942.12%1,620
175Bridgewater6,1875,6409.70%948
176Aquia Harbour6,1066,727-9.23%829
177Bensley6,0925,8194.69%818
178Chamberlayne5,8885,4567.92%679
179Massanetta Springs5,8844,83321.75%478
180Fort Lee5,7633,39369.85%373
181Crosspointe5,7275,802-1.29%1,000
182Covington5,4985,940-7.44%388
183Marion5,4945,973-8.02%514
184Dulles Town Center5,4754,60119.00%880
185Emporia5,3295,921-10.00%298
186Woodstock5,2755,0714.02%534
187Ettrick5,2016,682-22.16%680
188Richlands5,1745,831-11.27%354
189Orange5,1484,7179.14%604
190Quantico Base5,1094,45214.76%282
191Kings Park5,1094,33317.91%1,517
192Big Stone Gap5,0725,623-9.80%397
193King George4,9024,4579.98%176
194Bealeton4,8734,4359.88%344
195Luray4,8324,900-1.39%386
196Bluefield4,7775,399-11.52%194
197Rocky Mount4,7044,777-1.53%266
198Falmouth4,6884,2749.69%580
199Spotsylvania Courthouse4,6074,2398.68%170
200Enon4,4253,46627.67%396
201Berryville4,4044,1795.38%749
202Woodbridge4,3734,0557.84%1,055
203South Hill4,3474,603-5.56%171
204Bethel Manor4,3123,79213.71%3,297
205Hayfield4,2853,9099.62%1,290
206Stafford Courthouse4,2524,320-1.57%384
207Verona4,2284,239-0.26%217
208Tazewell4,0894,650-12.06%230
209County Center4,0453,27023.70%772
210Loch Lomond4,0383,7019.11%2,170
211Lake Land'Or4,0284,223-4.62%344
212Broadway4,0133,6998.49%657
213University Center4,0073,58611.74%1,678
214Norton3,9904,012-0.55%206
215Mount Hermon3,9513,966-0.38%285
216Colonial Beach3,6543,5423.16%553
217Shenandoah Farms3,6423,03320.08%125
218Southern Gateway3,5172,80525.38%422
219Clifton Forge3,4603,869-10.57%442
220Pantops3,388611
221Altavista3,3843,456-2.08%259
222Cloverdale3,2943,1195.61%410
223Blue Ridge3,2883,0846.61%209
224Blackstone3,2843,611-9.06%282
225West Point3,2543,322-2.05%249
226North Shore3,2493,0945.01%92
227Lebanon3,1233,418-8.63%257
228Dahlgren3,0932,65316.58%446
229Elkton2,9252,7327.06%357
230Grottoes2,8822,6767.70%546
231Lake Wilderness2,8712,6697.57%534
232Wise2,8633,238-11.58%365
233Chincoteague2,8572,937-2.72%119
234Daleville2,8062,5579.74%253
235Oak Grove2,8011,77757.63%925
236Windsor2,7682,6185.73%266
237Timberville2,7122,5247.45%817
238Hillsville2,6662,726-2.20%106
239Merrimac2,6512,13324.29%601
240Pearisburg2,6242,791-5.98%317
241Massanutten2,6022,29113.57%101
242Dublin2,5802,5301.98%738
243Matoaca2,4902,4033.62%374
244Gloucester Courthouse2,4662,951-16.44%137
245Tappahannock2,4142,448-1.39%349
246Shenandoah2,3222,371-2.07%414
247Fairlawn2,3222,367-1.90%285
248Ferrum2,3102,04313.07%97
249Lovettsville2,2971,63740.32%1,078
250New Market2,2602,1823.57%432
251Chase City2,2092,342-5.68%390
252Crimora2,2072,209-0.09%281
253Ravensworth2,1882,466-11.27%955
254Amherst2,1732,232-2.64%171
255Woodlawn2,1682,343-7.47%44
256Laymantown2,1481,9798.54%284
257Mount Jackson2,1252,0463.86%223
258Crewe2,0992,320-9.53%402
259Stephens City2,0871,83014.04%332
260Lake Holiday2,0841,9059.40%237
261Horse Pasture2,0802,227-6.60%83
262Marshall2,0631,48039.39%276
263Raven2,0462,270-9.87%121
264Mason Neck1,9862,005-0.95%55
265Moorefield Station1,976672
266Weyers Cave1,9502,473-21.15%114
267Narrows1,9382,042-5.09%591
268Waverly1,9332,154-10.26%242
269Patrick Springs1,9321,8454.72%48
270Prince George1,8782,066-9.10%116
271Saltville1,8772,051-8.48%91
272Gate City1,8582,047-9.23%180
273Rivanna1,8511,860-0.48%262
274Lyndhurst1,8201,49022.15%116
275Coeburn1,8202,044-10.96%360
276Cana1,8201,25445.14%89
277Appomattox1,7941,7234.12%300
278Castlewood1,7852,045-12.71%96
279Louisa1,7671,56113.20%373
280Hampden-Sydney1,7291,45019.24%172
281Pennington Gap1,7011,876-9.33%394
282Haymarket1,6881,48713.52%1,135
283Chilhowie1,6841,815-7.22%257
284Shawneeland1,6831,873-10.14%88
285East Lexington1,6831,46315.04%284
286Stanley1,6681,686-1.07%449
287Dayton1,6511,5437.00%618
288Gordonsville1,6441,48111.01%669
289Victoria1,6211,724-5.97%222
290Central Garage1,5741,31819.42%126
291Adwolf1,5731,5302.81%72
292Shawsville1,5481,31018.17%251
293Boswell's Corner1,5481,37512.58%584
294Chatmoss1,5441,698-9.07%111
295Passapatanzy1,5321,28319.41%290
296Lake Caroline1,5232,260-32.61%207
297Plum Creek1,5211,524-0.20%379
298Appalachia1,5081,752-13.93%255
299Warsaw1,4921,497-0.33%188
300Rural Retreat1,4441,480-2.43%245
301Greenville1,42383271.03%150
302Rustburg1,4191,431-0.84%44
303Chatham1,4151,476-4.13%269
304Middletown1,4141,27211.16%704
305Glade Spring1,3961,460-4.38%443
306Kilmarnock1,3821,485-6.94%157
307Stanleytown1,3791,422-3.02%196
308Apple Mountain Lake1,3691,396-1.93%308
309Exmore1,3641,464-6.83%202
310Piney Mountain1,3561,13020.00%456
311Claypool Hill1,3411,776-24.49%94
312Ruckersville1,3351,14117.00%187
313Nokesville1,3301,354-1.77%54
314Bull Run Mountain Estates1,3141,2515.04%288
315Honaker1,3071,434-8.86%301
316Nellysford1,3051,07621.28%53
317Springville1,3011,371-5.11%67
318Henry Fork1,2941,2344.86%184
319Twin Lakes1,2711,647-22.83%413
320Stuart1,2671,344-5.73%161
321Clintwood1,2661,446-12.45%235
322Belmont Estates1,2261,263-2.93%713
323Arcola1,216233421.89%206
324Hurt1,2091,297-6.78%134
325Courtland1,2091,280-5.55%509
326Weber City1,2041,318-8.65%272
327Onancock1,1991,259-4.77%442
328Halifax1,1991,278-6.18%122
329Brightwood1,1951,00119.38%93
330Kenbridge1,1941,263-5.46%200
331Harriston1,19390931.24%292
332Gretna1,1781,271-7.32%272
333Buchanan1,1751,1740.09%208
334Dryden1,1741,208-2.81%64
335Bowling Green1,1731,1125.49%282
336Clarksville1,1631,232-5.60%154
337Emory1,1551,251-7.67%109
338Chester Gap1,14583936.47%212
339Skyland Estates1,14283037.59%184
340Union Hall1,1051,138-2.90%29
341Dooms1,1051,327-16.73%106
342Gratton1,10193717.50%78
343Occoquan1,09393716.65%2,439
344Glasgow1,0921,116-2.15%276
345Brookneal1,0921,113-1.89%121
346Glenvar1,08897611.48%301
347Cains Cove1,0771,0423.36%141
348Pembroke1,0751,113-3.41%382
349Edinburg1,0721,0383.28%559
350Belview1,07289120.31%234
351Bracey1,0651,554-31.47%32
352Bassett1,0651,100-3.18%119
353Amelia Court House1,0641,099-3.18%110
354Elliston1,06090217.52%375
355Meadow View1,0589679.41%88
356Riner1,05685922.93%280
357Penhook1,05380131.46%36
358Deltaville1,0501,119-6.17%100
359Cape Charles1,0321,0112.08%112
360Lawrenceville1,0101,442-29.96%339
361Rushmere1,0051,018-1.28%47
362Wattsville9981,128-11.52%95
363Pastoria99664953.47%174
364Cedar Bluff9901,129-12.31%183
365Westlake Corner9809760.41%38
366Fort Chiswell9609392.24%27
367Maurertown95577024.03%171
368Basye9531,253-23.94%42
369Shenandoah Shores9469341.28%376
370Camwn93876622.45%60
371Craigsville9319161.64%174
372Boston92850484.13%140
373Jolivue9261,129-17.98%190
374Jonesville9181,012-9.29%319
375Prices Fork9171,066-13.98%175
376Fieldale9078793.19%226
377Pound9061,022-11.35%134
378Arrington90570827.82%34
379Sugar Grove89975818.60%119
380Goochland8988614.30%78
381Independence887945-6.14%146
382Grundy8851,013-12.64%69
383Laurel Park84167524.59%249
384St. Paul838959-12.62%234
385Middleburg83067822.42%310
386Esmont82852856.82%88
387Wakefield817917-10.91%253
388Parksley799843-5.22%501
389Mountain Road7831,100-28.82%35
390Keysville777831-6.50%255
391Atlantic773862-10.32%51
392Blue Ridge Shores772813-5.04%217
393Damascus769805-4.47%372
394Cluster Springs764811-5.80%34
395Riverdale758956-20.71%36
396Atkins7501,143-34.38%54
397Concord7461,458-48.83%52
398Rich Creek738769-4.03%348
399Riverview711782-9.08%481
400New River704244188.52%691
401Motley7001,015-31.03%68
402Tangier694726-4.41%495
403Opal690691-0.14%85
404Ridgeway687737-6.78%278
405Remington66260010.33%1,166
406Oak Level651857-24.04%41
407Round Hill65053820.82%685
408New Hope648797-18.70%43
409Rose Hill645799-19.27%73
410Saluda639769-16.91%76
411Selma63052919.09%625
412Boyce6305995.18%662
413Dahlgren Center6285994.84%59
414Shenandoah Retreat62651820.85%160
415Hamilton62651421.79%1,156
416Scottsville6225679.70%158
417Montvale608698-12.89%97
418Seven Mile Ford606783-22.61%162
419Villa Heights603717-15.90%243
420Blairs592916-35.37%66
421La Crosse573601-4.66%188
422Sherando569688-17.30%31
423Mathews5695552.52%111
424Lafayette56944926.73%345
425Jarratt563637-11.62%173
426Dante557649-14.18%31
427Quantico55648614.40%3,083
428Benns Church551872-36.81%52
429Mineral53446814.10%232
430Wintergreen533165223.03%23
431Gasburg5294819.98%36
432Horntown524574-8.71%38
433Boykins522563-7.28%290
434Charlotte Court House509541-5.91%50
435Metompkin504551-8.53%168
436Hot Springs499738-32.38%35
437Drakes Branch498531-6.21%46
438Belle Haven497521-4.61%125
439Onley495516-4.07%239
440Lovingston494520-5.00%47
441Sandy Level4914841.45%28
442McKenney4884850.62%203
443Mappsville48744010.68%239
444New Kent485239102.93%42
445Accomac482502-3.98%456
446Fairview Beach47939122.51%639
447Nassawadox475502-5.38%277
448Haysi461483-4.55%49
449Mount Crawford4604336.24%368
450Ivy459905-49.28%75
451Ivanhoe459551-16.70%66
452Nelsonia454523-13.19%101
453Urbanna450480-6.25%411
454Dillwyn4464420.90%267
455Cheriton443486-8.85%157
456Mount Sidney442663-33.33%103
457Fries442481-8.11%268
458Max Meadows440562-21.71%37
459McMullin438464-5.60%172
460Floyd4354310.93%368
461Tasley43430044.67%157
462Troutville427428-0.23%238
463Savageville424175142.29%153
464Boydton410433-5.31%193
465Sedley405470-13.83%46
466Keokee398416-4.33%33
467Cumberland3963930.76%37
468Montross3943842.60%148
469Irvington394430-8.37%101
470Burkeville393432-9.03%152
471Stanardsville3883656.30%419
472Melfa383401-4.49%508
473Draper37132015.94%66
474Clover368438-15.98%20
475Goshen366369-0.81%82
476King William36425244.44%30
477Bloxom363381-4.72%421
478Bland360409-11.98%67
479Nickelsville358390-8.21%288
480Sussex35625639.06%29
481Iron Gate355391-9.21%415
482Gwynn353602-41.36%58
483Powhatan34865
484Pocahontas348402-13.43%236
485Fincastle342355-3.66%559
486Eastville337360-6.39%165
487Flint Hill33620960.77%75
488Shipman332507-34.52%47
489Quinby33228217.73%114
490Claremont332372-10.75%50
491Chase Crossing331377-12.20%154
492White Stone329355-7.32%130
493Yorktown31719562.56%194
494Makemie Park316155103.87%120
495Ivor314338-7.10%111
496Hiwassee31026417.42%23
497Southampton Meadows302408
498Dungannon297322-7.76%321
499Newsoms295321-8.10%228
500Clifton2922833.18%460

Top 500 Cities in Virginia by Population

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.

Map of Cities in Virginia

Virginia Cities by First Letter

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates

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