10 Largest Cities in Virginia

The largest city in Virginia is Virginia Beach, with a population of 450,224. Arcola is the fastest growing city in Virginia over the past 10 years, having grown 421.89% since 2010.

Rank Name 2021 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²)
1Virginia Beach450,224438,8592.59%274
2Chesapeake249,787223,55611.73%110
3Norfolk241,056242,999-0.80%674
4Arlington233,464207,62712.44%1,338
5Richmond232,866204,30213.98%579
6Newport News180,629180,888-0.14%390
7Alexandria160,146140,72913.80%1,598
8Hampton134,870137,415-1.85%391
9Roanoke99,41196,7202.78%348
10Suffolk94,37484,81311.27%35
11Portsmouth93,69495,451-1.84%419
12Lynchburg83,88675,54811.04%255
13Centreville74,12571,1354.20%925
14Dale City72,62765,96910.09%760
15Reston61,14758,4044.70%595
16Leesburg53,65543,06724.58%645
17Harrisonburg52,07248,9936.28%448
18Ashburn49,84843,51114.56%432
19Tuckahoe48,79944,9908.47%356
20McLean47,68248,115-0.90%287
21Charlottesville46,78643,4617.65%681
22Lake Ridge44,71641,0588.91%714
23Blacksburg43,73542,5812.71%330
24Annandale43,29541,0085.58%822
25Burke42,80641,0554.27%741
26Linton Hall41,38635,72515.85%485
27Manassas41,16338,2127.72%623
28Danville38,83442,924-9.53%135
29Marumsco37,77035,0367.80%759
30Mechanicsville37,49636,3483.16%197
31Oakton36,99734,1668.29%565
32Fair Oaks33,48130,22310.78%1,000
33Springfield32,22230,4845.70%612
34Petersburg31,92632,502-1.77%209
35South Riding31,51524,25629.93%685
36Sterling30,27127,8228.80%827
37West Falls Church29,623884
38Fredericksburg28,76624,35418.12%410
39Short Pump28,32824,72914.55%471
40Winchester28,31026,1508.26%459
41Cave Spring26,00124,9224.33%325
42Staunton25,67223,7378.15%192
43Salem25,31724,8951.70%260
44Herndon24,81723,3996.06%863
45Fairfax24,60722,6148.81%588
46Chantilly24,36823,0395.77%303
47Woodlawn24,3511,585
48Tysons24,261848
49West Springfield24,22322,4607.85%750
50Bailey's Crossroads24,18023,6432.27%1,757
51Lincolnia23,93322,8554.72%753
52Waynesboro22,82820,9938.74%227
53Hopewell22,63122,642-0.05%326
54Christiansburg22,62721,0037.73%239
55Rose Hill22,25220,22610.02%590
56Chester22,03220,9874.98%249
57McNair21,48517,51322.68%1,568
58Brambleton21,3589,845116.94%553
59Montclair20,88119,5706.70%518
60Lorton20,87118,61012.15%582
61Neabsco20,36412,06868.74%659
62Cherry Hill20,24116,00026.51%387
63Meadowbrook19,81118,3128.19%362
64Franconia19,72018,2458.08%845
65Culpeper19,45516,70616.46%399
66Sudley18,57516,20314.64%1,004
67Radford18,54516,43012.87%286
68Franklin Farm18,32119,288-5.01%575
69Merrifield18,29115,21220.24%1,010
70Idylwood18,27317,2885.70%972
71Bon Air18,05216,36610.30%322
72Burke Centre17,89417,3263.28%851
73Buckhall17,70816,2938.68%131
74Laurel17,53516,7134.92%485
75Kingstowne17,51715,55612.61%910
76Gainesville17,28711,48150.57%255
77Colonial Heights17,10217,339-1.37%339
78Hybla Valley17,06915,8018.02%1,239
79Manassas Park16,99814,44917.64%1,003
80Fort Hunt16,97316,0455.78%432
81Bristol16,91617,766-4.78%195
82Bull Run16,65114,98311.13%954
83Groveton16,51614,59813.14%566
84Highland Springs16,45915,7114.76%308
85Wolf Trap16,43616,1311.89%250
86Vienna16,42115,7424.31%556
87East Highland Park15,49814,7964.74%263
88Glen Allen15,48814,7744.83%262
89Front Royal15,38214,4496.46%223
90Falls Church14,91712,39920.31%1,086
91Great Falls14,87215,427-3.60%87
92Williamsburg14,85813,7278.24%248
93Hollins14,32914,673-2.34%248
94Kings Park West14,22713,3906.25%717
95Stone Ridge14,2207,21497.12%847
96Brandermill13,83613,1735.03%335
97Broadlands13,57612,31310.26%626
98Huntington13,33411,26718.35%1,760
99Timberlake13,24712,1838.73%175
100Newington13,19612,9431.95%429
101Mount Vernon13,11312,4165.61%374
102Sugarland Run12,95611,7999.81%961
103Poquoson12,47512,1482.69%121
104Martinsville12,40813,760-9.83%169
105Lakeside12,37411,8494.43%426
106Newington Forest12,37312,442-0.55%557
107Lansdowne12,35411,2539.78%463
108Fairfax Station12,04612,0300.13%198
109Madison Heights11,66511,2853.37%91
110Dranesville11,66111,921-2.18%453
111Wakefield11,55411,2752.47%456
112Cascades11,38911,912-4.39%460
113Manchester10,91910,8041.06%275
114Lake Monticello10,8629,9209.50%183
115Lowes Island10,86010,7560.97%536
116Forest10,8369,10619.00%119
117Wyndham10,5789,7858.10%433
118Purcellville10,5227,80134.88%463
119New Baltimore10,4408,11928.59%129
120Warrenton10,2039,6226.04%348
121Gloucester Point9,8549,4024.81%156
122Lake Barcroft9,8239,5582.77%602
123George Mason9,7779,4962.96%574
124Countryside9,70110,072-3.68%563
125Yorkshire9,6397,54127.82%611
126Stuarts Draft9,3549,2351.29%70
127Independent Hill9,2047,41924.06%154
128Dunn Loring9,1588,8034.03%577
129Woodburn9,1278,4807.63%487
130Triangle8,9728,1889.57%475
131Innsbrook8,8887,75314.64%303
132Seven Corners8,7319,255-5.66%1,910
133Dumbarton8,7147,87910.60%689
134Greenbriar8,6868,1666.37%832
135Pulaski8,6549,087-4.77%160
136Fishersville8,6477,46215.88%95
137Smithfield8,5298,1005.30%135
138University of Virginia8,4447,7049.61%712
139Lake of the Woods8,4067,17717.12%254
140Fair Lakes8,3997,9425.75%529
141Long Branch8,3817,59310.38%505
142Floris8,2918,375-1.00%445
143Rockwood8,1368,431-3.50%224
144Vinton8,1147,9891.56%389
145Hollymead8,0717,6904.95%186
146Loudoun Valley Estates8,0203,656119.37%637
147Laurel Hill8,0206,85516.99%270
148Ashland7,9797,2619.89%165
149Fort Belvoir7,9677,10012.21%134
150Wytheville7,9258,210-3.47%82
151Farmville7,7968,222-5.18%151
152Lexington7,7447,0439.95%462
153Abingdon7,7258,226-6.09%143
154Franklin7,7238,579-9.98%139
155Collinsville7,6657,3354.50%145
156Montrose7,5417,993-5.65%349
157South Boston7,4528,146-8.52%85
158Mantua7,3427,1352.90%462
159North Springfield7,3037,2740.40%705
160Dumfries7,2765,00645.35%706
161Sandston7,1887,571-5.06%109
162Crozet7,1595,56528.64%241
163Woodlake7,0647,319-3.48%435
164Bellwood6,7236,3525.84%173
165Strasburg6,7206,4394.36%246
166Potomac Mills6,6645,61418.70%247
167Belle Haven6,6406,5181.87%499
168Belmont6,6325,96611.16%484
169Bedford6,5976,5660.47%113
170Buena Vista6,4466,611-2.50%149
171Carrollton6,4424,57440.84%167
172Galax6,3456,991-9.24%115
173South Run6,2436,389-2.29%368
174Bridgewater6,2295,64010.44%368
175Pimmit Hills6,2236,0942.12%625
176Aquia Harbour6,1066,727-9.23%320
177Bensley6,0925,8194.69%316
178Chamberlayne5,8885,4567.92%262
179Massanetta Springs5,8844,83321.75%185
180Fort Lee5,7633,39369.85%144
181Crosspointe5,7275,802-1.29%386
182Dulles Town Center5,4754,60119.00%340
183Covington5,4585,940-8.11%149
184Marion5,4295,973-9.11%196
185Emporia5,3125,921-10.29%115
186Woodstock5,2925,0714.36%207
187Ettrick5,2016,682-22.16%262
188Orange5,2004,71710.24%235
189Richlands5,1145,831-12.30%135
190Quantico Base5,1094,45214.76%109
191Kings Park5,1094,33317.91%585
192Big Stone Gap5,0125,623-10.87%151
193King George4,9024,4579.98%68
194Bealeton4,8734,4359.88%133
195Luray4,8164,900-1.71%149
196Bluefield4,7175,399-12.63%74
197Falmouth4,6884,2749.69%224
198Rocky Mount4,6844,777-1.95%102
199Spotsylvania Courthouse4,6074,2398.68%66
200Berryville4,4374,1796.17%291
201Enon4,4253,46627.67%153
202Woodbridge4,3734,0557.84%407
203South Hill4,3454,603-5.61%66
204Bethel Manor4,3123,79213.71%1,272
205Hayfield4,2853,9099.62%498
206Stafford Courthouse4,2524,320-1.57%148
207Verona4,2284,239-0.26%84
208Broadway4,0483,6999.43%256
209County Center4,0453,27023.70%298
210Loch Lomond4,0383,7019.11%838
211Tazewell4,0374,650-13.18%88
212Lake Land'Or4,0284,223-4.62%133
213University Center4,0073,58611.74%648
214Norton3,9994,012-0.32%80
215Mount Hermon3,9513,966-0.38%110
216Colonial Beach3,6893,5424.15%216
217Shenandoah Farms3,6423,03320.08%48
218Southern Gateway3,5172,80525.38%163
219Clifton Forge3,4263,869-11.45%169
220Pantops3,388236
221Altavista3,3623,456-2.72%99
222Cloverdale3,2943,1195.61%158
223Blue Ridge3,2883,0846.61%81
224West Point3,2513,322-2.14%96
225North Shore3,2493,0945.01%35
226Blackstone3,2393,611-10.30%107
227Lebanon3,0993,418-9.33%98
228Dahlgren3,0932,65316.58%172
229Elkton2,9472,7327.87%139
230Grottoes2,9042,6768.52%212
231Lake Wilderness2,8712,6697.57%206
232Chincoteague2,8392,937-3.34%46
233Wise2,8203,238-12.91%139
234Daleville2,8062,5579.74%98
235Oak Grove2,8011,77757.63%357
236Windsor2,7782,6186.11%103
237Timberville2,7332,5248.28%318
238Hillsville2,6712,726-2.02%41
239Merrimac2,6512,13324.29%232
240Pearisburg2,6122,791-6.41%122
241Massanutten2,6022,29113.57%39
242Dublin2,5762,5301.82%284
243Matoaca2,4902,4033.62%144
244Gloucester Courthouse2,4662,951-16.44%53
245Tappahannock2,4262,448-0.90%135
246Lovettsville2,3961,63746.37%434
247Fairlawn2,3222,367-1.90%110
248Shenandoah2,3132,371-2.45%159
249Ferrum2,3102,04313.07%38
250New Market2,2672,1823.90%167
251Crimora2,2072,209-0.09%108
252Chase City2,2032,342-5.94%150
253Ravensworth2,1882,466-11.27%368
254Woodlawn2,1682,343-7.47%17
255Amherst2,1662,232-2.96%66
256Laymantown2,1481,9798.54%109
257Mount Jackson2,1322,0464.20%86
258Stephens City2,1111,83015.36%130
259Lake Holiday2,0841,9059.40%92
260Horse Pasture2,0802,227-6.60%32
261Crewe2,0692,320-10.82%153
262Marshall2,0631,48039.39%107
263Raven2,0462,270-9.87%47
264Mason Neck1,9862,005-0.95%21
265Moorefield Station1,976259
266Weyers Cave1,9502,473-21.15%44
267Patrick Springs1,9321,8454.72%19
268Narrows1,9242,042-5.78%227
269Waverly1,9132,154-11.19%92
270Prince George1,8782,066-9.10%45
271Saltville1,8532,051-9.65%35
272Rivanna1,8511,860-0.48%101
273Gate City1,8472,047-9.77%69
274Lyndhurst1,8201,49022.15%45
275Cana1,8201,25445.14%34
276Louisa1,8011,56115.37%147
277Coeburn1,7952,044-12.18%137
278Appomattox1,7941,7234.12%116
279Castlewood1,7852,045-12.71%37
280Hampden-Sydney1,7291,45019.24%66
281Haymarket1,7001,48714.32%441
282Shawneeland1,6831,873-10.14%34
283East Lexington1,6831,46315.04%109
284Pennington Gap1,6811,876-10.39%150
285Chilhowie1,6661,815-8.21%98
286Dayton1,6651,5437.91%241
287Gordonsville1,6641,48112.36%262
288Stanley1,6631,686-1.36%173
289Victoria1,6161,724-6.26%86
290Central Garage1,5741,31819.42%49
291Adwolf1,5731,5302.81%28
292Shawsville1,5481,31018.17%97
293Boswell's Corner1,5481,37512.58%225
294Chatmoss1,5441,698-9.07%43
295Passapatanzy1,5321,28319.41%112
296Lake Caroline1,5232,260-32.61%80
297Plum Creek1,5211,524-0.20%146
298Warsaw1,4981,4970.07%73
299Appalachia1,4831,752-15.35%97
300Rural Retreat1,4401,480-2.70%94
301Middletown1,4321,27212.58%275
302Greenville1,42383271.03%58
303Rustburg1,4191,431-0.84%17
304Chatham1,4031,476-4.95%103
305Glade Spring1,3861,460-5.07%170
306Stanleytown1,3791,422-3.02%76
307Kilmarnock1,3701,485-7.74%60
308Apple Mountain Lake1,3691,396-1.93%119
309Piney Mountain1,3561,13020.00%176
310Exmore1,3561,464-7.38%78
311Claypool Hill1,3411,776-24.49%36
312Ruckersville1,3351,14117.00%72
313Nokesville1,3301,354-1.77%21
314Bull Run Mountain Estates1,3141,2515.04%111
315Nellysford1,3051,07621.28%20
316Springville1,3011,371-5.11%26
317Honaker1,2961,434-9.62%115
318Henry Fork1,2941,2344.86%71
319Twin Lakes1,2711,647-22.83%159
320Stuart1,2631,344-6.03%62
321Clintwood1,2481,446-13.69%89
322Belmont Estates1,2261,263-2.93%275
323Arcola1,216233421.89%79
324Courtland1,2031,280-6.02%196
325Weber City1,1971,318-9.18%104
326Hurt1,1951,297-7.86%51
327Brightwood1,1951,00119.38%36
328Harriston1,19390931.24%113
329Kenbridge1,1911,263-5.70%77
330Halifax1,1881,278-7.04%47
331Onancock1,1871,259-5.72%169
332Buchanan1,1761,1740.17%81
333Dryden1,1741,208-2.81%25
334Bowling Green1,1711,1125.31%109
335Gretna1,1661,271-8.26%104
336Clarksville1,1601,232-5.84%59
337Emory1,1551,251-7.67%42
338Chester Gap1,14583936.47%82
339Skyland Estates1,14283037.59%71
340Union Hall1,1051,138-2.90%11
341Dooms1,1051,327-16.73%41
342Gratton1,10193717.50%30
343Occoquan1,10093717.40%948
344Glenvar1,08897611.48%116
345Brookneal1,0861,113-2.43%46
346Glasgow1,0811,116-3.14%106
347Cains Cove1,0771,0423.36%54
348Edinburg1,0741,0383.47%216
349Belview1,07289120.31%90
350Pembroke1,0691,113-3.95%147
351Bracey1,0651,554-31.47%12
352Bassett1,0651,100-3.18%46
353Amelia Court House1,0641,099-3.18%42
354Elliston1,06090217.52%145
355Meadow View1,0589679.41%34
356Riner1,05685922.93%108
357Penhook1,05380131.46%14
358Deltaville1,0501,119-6.17%39
359Cape Charles1,0451,0113.36%44
360Rushmere1,0051,018-1.28%18
361Lawrenceville1,0001,442-30.65%129
362Wattsville9981,128-11.52%37
363Pastoria99664953.47%67
364Westlake Corner9809760.41%15
365Cedar Bluff9781,129-13.37%70
366Fort Chiswell9609392.24%11
367Maurertown95577024.03%66
368Basye9531,253-23.94%16
369Shenandoah Shores9469341.28%145
370Camwn93876622.45%23
371Craigsville9319161.64%67
372Boston92850484.13%54
373Jolivue9261,129-17.98%74
374Prices Fork9171,066-13.98%68
375Jonesville9081,012-10.28%122
376Fieldale9078793.19%87
377Arrington90570827.82%13
378Sugar Grove89975818.60%46
379Goochland8988614.30%30
380Pound8941,022-12.52%51
381Independence882945-6.67%56
382Grundy8711,013-14.02%26
383Laurel Park84167524.59%96
384Esmont82852856.82%34
385Middleburg82667821.83%119
386St. Paul825959-13.97%89
387Wakefield809917-11.78%97
388Parksley790843-6.29%191
389Mountain Road7831,100-28.82%14
390Keysville773831-6.98%98
391Atlantic773862-10.32%20
392Blue Ridge Shores772813-5.04%84
393Cluster Springs764811-5.80%13
394Damascus763805-5.22%143
395Riverdale758956-20.71%14
396Atkins7501,143-34.38%21
397Concord7461,458-48.83%20
398Rich Creek735769-4.42%134
399Riverview711782-9.08%186
400New River704244188.52%267
401Motley7001,015-31.03%26
402Opal690691-0.14%33
403Tangier687726-5.37%189
404Ridgeway681737-7.60%106
405Remington66660011.00%453
406Oak Level651857-24.04%16
407New Hope648797-18.70%17
408Rose Hill645799-19.27%28
409Round Hill64453819.70%262
410Saluda639769-16.91%29
411Boyce6335995.68%257
412Selma63052919.09%241
413Dahlgren Center6285994.84%23
414Shenandoah Retreat62651820.85%62
415Scottsville62656710.41%61
416Hamilton62351421.21%444
417Montvale608698-12.89%38
418Seven Mile Ford606783-22.61%63
419Villa Heights603717-15.90%94
420Blairs592916-35.37%25
421La Crosse571601-4.99%72
422Sherando569688-17.30%12
423Mathews5695552.52%43
424Lafayette56944926.73%133
425Quantico55948615.02%1,197
426Dante557649-14.18%12
427Jarratt554637-13.03%66
428Benns Church551872-36.81%20
429Mineral54546816.45%91
430Wintergreen533165223.03%9
431Gasburg5294819.98%14
432Horntown524574-8.71%15
433Boykins518563-7.99%111
434Charlotte Court House506541-6.47%19
435Metompkin504551-8.53%65
436Hot Springs499738-32.38%13
437Drakes Branch495531-6.78%18
438Lovingston494520-5.00%18
439Belle Haven492521-5.57%48
440Sandy Level4914841.45%11
441Onley490516-5.04%91
442Mappsville48744010.68%92
443McKenney4874850.41%78
444New Kent485239102.93%16
445Fairview Beach47939122.51%247
446Accomac479502-4.58%175
447Nassawadox472502-5.98%106
448Mount Crawford4624336.70%143
449Ivy459905-49.28%29
450Ivanhoe459551-16.70%26
451Haysi457483-5.38%19
452Nelsonia454523-13.19%39
453Dillwyn4504421.81%104
454Urbanna442480-7.92%156
455Mount Sidney442663-33.33%40
456Max Meadows440562-21.71%14
457McMullin438464-5.60%67
458Fries438481-8.94%102
459Cheriton438486-9.88%60
460Tasley43430044.67%61
461Floyd4344310.70%142
462Troutville427428-0.23%92
463Savageville424175142.29%59
464Boydton409433-5.54%74
465Sedley405470-13.83%18
466Montross3983843.65%58
467Keokee398416-4.33%13
468Cumberland3963930.76%14
469Stanardsville3903656.85%163
470Irvington390430-9.30%39
471Burkeville387432-10.42%58
472Melfa379401-5.49%194
473Draper37132015.94%26
474Clover368438-15.98%8
475King William36425244.44%12
476Goshen364369-1.36%31
477Bloxom360381-5.51%161
478Bland360409-11.98%26
479Sussex35625639.06%11
480Nickelsville356390-8.72%111
481Iron Gate353391-9.72%159
482Gwynn353602-41.36%22
483Powhatan34825
484Pocahontas343402-14.68%90
485Fincastle343355-3.38%216
486Flint Hill33620960.77%29
487Eastville335360-6.94%63
488Shipman332507-34.52%18
489Quinby33228217.73%44
490Chase Crossing331377-12.20%60
491Claremont328372-11.83%19
492White Stone327355-7.89%50
493Yorktown31719562.56%75
494Makemie Park316155103.87%46
495Ivor312338-7.69%43
496Hiwassee31026417.42%9
497Southampton Meadows302157
498Dungannon296322-8.07%124
499Newsoms293321-8.72%87
500Clifton2912832.83%177

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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