10 Largest Cities in Virginia

  • Virginia Beach (447,841)
  • Chesapeake (248,106)
  • Norfolk (242,234)
  • Richmond (232,055)
  • Arlington (231,803)
  • Newport News (177,064)
  • Alexandria (165,748)
  • Hamn (132,999)
  • Roanoke (99,648)
  • Portsmouth (93,830)
The largest city in Virginia is Virginia Beach with a population of 447,841. Bayside is the fastest growing city in Virginia over the past 10 years, having grown since 2010.
Rank Name 2020 Pop 2010 Census Change Density (km²)
1Virginia Beach447,841438,8552.05%707
2Chesapeake248,106223,55010.98%283
3Norfolk242,234242,998-0.31%1,756
4Richmond232,055204,25613.61%1,495
5Arlington231,803207,62711.64%3,443
6Newport News177,064180,925-2.13%991
7Alexandria165,748140,74017.77%4,285
8Hamn132,999137,336-3.16%998
9Roanoke99,64896,7223.03%905
10Portsmouth93,83095,445-1.69%1,088
11Suffolk93,09184,8239.75%90
12Lynchburg84,18075,55111.42%664
13Centreville75,45271,1356.07%2,439
14Dale City73,54565,96911.48%1,994
15Reston60,33558,4043.31%1,520
16Leesburg57,02943,03832.51%1,776
17Harrisonburg54,44548,99111.13%1,212
18Ashburn50,29043,51115.58%1,130
19Charlottesville49,44943,46313.77%1,864
20Tuckahoe48,28244,9907.32%912
21Mclean47,07548,115-2.16%733
22Lake Ridge44,43041,0588.21%1,837
23Blacksburg44,39242,5844.25%869
24Annandale43,72941,0086.64%2,151
25Burke42,72241,0554.06%1,916
26Manassas41,77338,2329.26%1,638
27Linton Hall41,08835,72515.01%1,246
28Marumsco40,74135,03616.28%2,120
29Danville39,45542,921-8.08%356
30Mechanicsville37,50136,3483.17%511
31Oakton37,18534,1668.84%1,470
32Fair Oaks33,70030,22311.50%2,606
33Petersburg31,44132,496-3.25%534
34Springfield31,11730,4842.08%1,530
35South Riding31,07124,25628.10%1,750
36Sterling30,40327,8229.28%2,153
37Fredericksburg29,41824,35420.79%1,087
38West Falls Church29,1542,255
39Winchester29,00426,15010.91%1,218
40Short Pump27,52624,72911.31%1,187
41Salem26,09124,8944.81%694
42Cave Spring25,79324,9223.49%834
43Staunton25,52223,7367.52%495
44Fairfax25,22822,61511.55%1,561
45Lincolnia24,80822,8558.55%2,021
46Herndon24,58123,3995.05%2,214
47Bailey's Crossroads24,57023,6433.92%4,625
48Chantilly24,55923,0396.60%790
49Tysons23,7492,150
50Waynesboro23,70420,99412.91%611
51Woodlawn23,4063,947
52West Springfield23,20222,4603.30%1,862
53Christiansburg22,97321,0049.37%629
54Hopewell22,59822,642-0.19%843
55Chester22,14420,9875.51%647
56Rose Hill22,01120,2268.83%1,513
57Mcnair20,77117,51318.60%3,927
58Lorton20,69118,61011.18%1,495
59Montclair20,49419,5704.72%1,317
60Brambleton20,0819,845103.97%1,347
61Cherry Hill19,73116,00023.32%976
62Franconia19,72518,2458.11%2,189
63Meadowbrook19,53218,3126.66%925
64Culpeper19,27116,70515.36%1,023
65Radford18,81716,43014.53%751
66Franklin Farm18,72719,288-2.91%1,523
67Idylwood18,43117,2886.61%2,541
68Manassas Park18,39314,44727.31%2,813
69Burke Centre18,23617,3265.25%2,248
70Colonial Heights18,11517,3394.48%930
71Merrifield17,78915,21216.94%2,545
72Bon Air17,76416,3668.54%821
73Sudley17,61216,2038.70%2,467
74Laurel17,47016,7134.53%1,252
75Buckhall17,23816,2935.80%330
76Kingstowne17,17215,55610.39%2,312
77Neabsco16,94712,06840.43%1,420
78Wolf Trap16,91116,1314.84%666
79Fort Hunt16,85816,0455.07%1,112
80Groveton16,84314,59815.38%1,496
81Vienna16,63015,7465.61%1,458
82Glen Allen16,45414,77411.37%722
83Hybla Valley16,32515,8013.32%3,071
84Falls Church16,18612,43430.18%3,054
85Bristol16,09617,767-9.41%482
86Gainesville15,92811,48138.73%608
87Highland Springs15,85515,7110.92%768
88Bull Run15,68314,9834.67%2,329
89East Highland Park15,59214,7965.38%685
90Great Falls15,39415,427-0.21%234
91Front Royal15,05314,4484.19%566
92Williamsburg15,02613,7169.55%649
93Brandermill14,42113,1739.47%903
94Hollins14,25714,673-2.84%640
95Kings Park West14,07713,3905.13%1,838
96Broadlands13,70412,31311.30%1,636
97Huntington13,13511,26716.58%4,491
98Newington13,08012,9431.06%1,102
99Stone Ridge12,9907,21480.07%2,005
100Timberlake12,97312,1836.48%445
101Mount Vernon12,91912,4164.05%955
102Martinsville12,76413,760-7.24%450
103Lansdowne12,69611,25312.82%1,231
104Sugarland Run12,57611,7996.59%2,417
105Newington Forest12,47612,4420.27%1,455
106Poquoson12,39012,1452.02%311
107Lakeside12,18011,8492.79%1,088
108Fairfax Station11,93412,030-0.80%507
109Dranesville11,80211,921-1.00%1,187
110Wakefield11,78211,2754.50%1,206
111Cascades11,67011,912-2.03%1,222
112Madison Heights11,48311,2851.75%231
113Lowes Island11,11110,7563.30%1,422
114Manchester10,80710,8040.03%704
115Purcellville10,5617,80135.38%1,204
116Forest10,2989,10613.09%292
117Lake Monticello10,2109,9202.92%446
118Wyndham10,1519,7853.74%1,076
119Warrenton10,0659,6224.60%888
120Countryside10,04210,072-0.30%1,511
121New Baltimore9,8318,11921.09%316
122Lake Barcroft9,8239,5582.77%1,559
123Stuarts Draft9,7169,2355.21%189
124George Mason9,7119,4962.26%1,477
125Yorkshire9,5827,54127.07%1,573
126Independent Hill9,4997,41928.04%411
127Gloucester Point9,2949,402-1.15%382
128Dunn Loring9,1558,8034.00%1,494
129Triangle9,1168,18811.33%1,250
130Dumbarton9,0367,87914.68%1,851
131Pulaski8,6769,079-4.44%415
132Seven Corners8,5769,255-7.34%4,861
133Greenbriar8,5758,1665.01%2,128
134Innsbrook8,5497,75310.27%756
135Smithfield8,5478,1005.52%350
136University Of Virginia8,4877,70410.16%1,853
137Woodburn8,4628,480-0.21%1,170
138Hollymead8,3937,6909.14%502
139Fair Lakes8,3147,9424.68%1,356
140Floris8,3058,375-0.84%1,156
141Fishersville8,2527,46210.59%236
142Long Branch8,2257,5938.32%1,285
143Laurel Hill8,1946,85519.53%714
144Vinton8,1487,9832.07%1,011
145Fort Belvoir8,0917,10013.96%353
146Ashland8,0227,25810.53%430
147Wytheville7,9518,206-3.11%212
148Franklin7,8978,581-7.97%368
149Abingdon7,8658,207-4.17%377
150Montrose7,8107,993-2.29%937
151Rockwood7,7128,431-8.53%550
152Lake Of The Woods7,6497,1776.58%599
153North Springfield7,6447,2745.09%1,911
154Loudoun Valley Estates7,5283,656105.91%1,548
155Mantua7,5207,1355.40%1,226
156South Boston7,4518,144-8.51%220
157Farmville7,4008,222-10.00%372
158Woodlake7,2997,319-0.27%1,164
159Lexington7,1227,0401.16%1,100
160Sandston7,0567,571-6.80%276
161Collinsville7,0317,335-4.14%345
162Belle Haven6,8776,5185.51%1,340
163Aquia Harbour6,8056,7271.16%924
164Strasburg6,7746,4395.20%642
165Belmont6,6295,96611.11%1,252
166Bedford6,6216,5650.85%293
167Crozet6,5265,56517.27%570
168Pimmit Hills6,5066,0946.76%1,694
169Potomac Mills6,4685,61415.21%620
170Bensley6,3275,8198.73%849
171South Run6,3086,389-1.27%963
172Bridgewater6,2785,64311.25%962
173Galax6,2456,991-10.67%293
174Chamberlayne6,1865,45613.38%714
175Bellwood6,1576,352-3.07%410
176Buena Vista6,1396,611-7.14%368
177Carrollton6,1314,57434.04%413
178Crosspointe5,8795,8021.33%1,026
179Massanetta Springs5,5174,83314.15%448
180Fort Lee5,4093,39359.42%350
181Woodstock5,3375,0715.25%541
182Marion5,3345,976-10.74%499
183Covington5,3305,943-10.31%376
184Dumfries5,2464,9925.09%1,320
185Quantico Base5,2134,45217.09%288
186Ettrick5,1596,682-22.79%674
187Orange5,1434,7169.05%603
188Big Stone Gap5,0965,623-9.37%399
189Kings Park5,0644,33316.87%1,503
190Richlands5,0315,836-13.79%344
191King George5,0284,45712.81%180
192Dulles Town Center5,0234,6019.17%808
193Emporia4,9655,920-16.13%278
194Falmouth4,9284,27415.30%610
195Luray4,9204,9000.41%393
196Rocky Mount4,7704,778-0.17%270
197Spotsylvania Courthouse4,6794,23910.38%173
198Bealeton4,6464,4354.76%328
199Loch Lomond4,6013,70124.32%2,472
200Bluefield4,5905,401-15.02%187
201Berryville4,4324,1796.05%754
202Woodbridge4,4004,0558.51%1,061
203Hayfield4,3353,90910.90%1,306
204Enon4,3103,46624.35%386
205South Hill4,2974,609-6.77%169
206Lake Land'or4,1934,223-0.71%358
207Mount Hermon4,1373,9664.31%298
208Bethel Manor4,1103,7928.39%3,142
209University Center4,0603,58613.22%1,700
210Broadway4,0373,6989.17%661
211Tazewell4,0124,655-13.81%226
212Verona3,9644,239-6.49%204
213Norton3,8584,013-3.86%199
214Shenandoah Farms3,8073,03325.52%130
215Stafford Courthouse3,7864,320-12.36%342
216Southern Gateway3,7242,80532.76%447
217Colonial Beach3,6233,5432.26%549
218Pantops3,569644
219Cloverdale3,5013,11912.25%436
220Altavista3,3843,456-2.08%259
221Blackstone3,3793,610-6.40%290
222Clifton Forge3,3743,870-12.82%431
223County Center3,3733,2703.15%644
224West Point3,2753,320-1.36%250
225North Shore3,2633,0945.46%92
226Daleville3,2612,55727.53%294
227Blue Ridge3,2373,0844.96%205
228Dahlgren3,2022,65320.69%462
229Lebanon3,0923,431-9.88%254
230Elkton2,9412,7307.73%359
231Grottoes2,9052,6768.56%550
232Wise2,8733,238-11.27%366
233Chincoteague2,8372,937-3.40%118
234Windsor2,7882,6166.57%268
235Timberville2,7442,5298.50%827
236Lake Wilderness2,7082,6691.46%504
237Hillsville2,6532,726-2.68%105
238Pearisburg2,6172,791-6.23%317
239Dublin2,5492,5260.91%729
240Fairlawn2,5382,3677.22%312
241Matoaca2,5172,4034.74%378
242Massanutten2,4722,2917.90%96
243Oak Grove2,4681,77738.89%815
244Tappahannock2,3632,448-3.47%342
245Shenandoah2,3632,371-0.34%421
246Gloucester Courthouse2,3612,951-19.99%131
247New Market2,2822,1844.49%436
248Ravensworth2,2452,466-8.96%980
249Ferrum2,2332,0439.30%94
250Lovettsville2,2241,63436.11%1,044
251Chase City2,2042,345-6.01%389
252Amherst2,1872,232-2.02%172
253Weyers Cave2,1712,473-12.21%127
254Crewe2,1582,320-6.98%414
255Mount Jackson2,1432,0434.89%225
256Horse Pasture2,1362,227-4.09%86
257Prince George2,1292,0663.05%131
258Merrimac2,1272,133-0.28%482
259Stephens City2,1211,83015.90%338
260Woodlawn2,1102,343-9.94%42
261Marshall2,0881,48041.08%280
262Castlewood2,0582,0450.64%110
263Laymantown2,0121,9791.67%266
264Belmont Estates2,0121,26359.30%1,169
265Crimora1,9992,209-9.51%254
266Mason Neck1,9692,005-1.80%55
267Narrows1,9442,037-4.57%593
268Waverly1,9292,154-10.45%241
269Cana1,9261,25453.59%94
270Saltville1,8852,049-8.00%92
271Lake Caroline1,8502,260-18.14%252
272Gate City1,8372,047-10.26%178
273Shawsville1,8361,31040.15%298
274Appomattox1,8321,7236.33%307
275Coeburn1,8232,044-10.81%361
276Patrick Springs1,8081,845-2.01%45
277Lyndhurst1,8031,49021.01%115
278Lake Holiday1,7881,905-6.14%203
279Louisa1,7481,56111.98%369
280Haymarket1,7371,52913.60%1,168
281Hampden Sydney1,7161,45018.34%171
282Pennington Gap1,7111,874-8.70%396
283Rivanna1,7071,860-8.23%242
284Stanley1,6921,6860.36%456
285Chilhowie1,6851,810-6.91%257
286Greenville1,675832101.32%177
287Adwolf1,6731,5309.35%76
288Raven1,6662,270-26.61%98
289Dayton1,6631,5437.78%623
290Gordonsville1,6531,48111.61%673
291Nokesville1,6411,35421.20%66
292Shawneeland1,6331,873-12.81%86
293Victoria1,5981,724-7.31%219
294Appalachia1,5141,752-13.58%256
295Henry Fork1,5111,23422.45%214
296Warsaw1,4991,4950.27%189
297Twin Lakes1,4941,647-9.29%485
298Rustburg1,4771,4313.21%46
299Central Garage1,4721,31811.68%118
300Passapatanzy1,4491,28312.94%275
301Nellysford1,4471,07634.48%58
302Middletown1,4441,27213.52%719
303Rural Retreat1,4421,480-2.57%245
304Kilmarnock1,4221,485-4.24%161
305Glade Spring1,4221,462-2.74%452
306Chatmoss1,4051,698-17.26%101
307Chatham1,4021,476-5.01%267
308Piney Mountain1,3901,13023.01%468
309Moorefield Station1,369465
310Exmore1,3441,464-8.20%199
311Plum Creek1,3391,524-12.14%333
312Apple Mountain Lake1,3341,396-4.44%300
313Springville1,3261,371-3.28%69
314Ruckersville1,3211,14115.78%185
315Meadow View1,30796735.16%109
316Honaker1,3071,448-9.74%301
317Claypool Hill1,3071,776-26.41%92
318Emory1,3061,2514.40%123
319Brightwood1,2991,00129.77%101
320Stanleytown1,2971,422-8.79%184
321Bull Run Mountain Estates1,2871,2512.88%282
322Dryden1,2821,2086.13%70
323Cains Cove1,2661,04221.50%166
324Clintwood1,2621,446-12.72%234
325Stuart1,2611,345-6.25%160
326Harriston1,25590938.06%307
327Hurt1,2201,297-5.94%136
328Halifax1,2081,283-5.85%123
329Bowling Green1,2001,1108.11%289
330Prices Fork1,1981,06612.38%229
331Weber City1,1941,318-9.41%269
332Courtland1,1911,280-6.95%501
333Onancock1,1891,260-5.63%439
334Gretna1,1871,271-6.61%275
335Kenbridge1,1731,263-7.13%196
336Buchanan1,1711,176-0.43%208
337Clarksville1,1661,240-5.97%155
338Riner1,14985933.76%304
339Occoquan1,11994218.79%2,497
340Fieldale1,11687926.96%278
341Boswell's Corner1,1061,375-19.56%417
342Glasgow1,1011,114-1.17%279
343Bracey1,1011,554-29.15%33
344Union Hall1,0911,138-4.13%29
345Gratton1,08893716.12%77
346Brookneal1,0881,113-2.25%120
347Edinburg1,0861,0384.62%566
348Pembroke1,0801,113-2.96%384
349Dooms1,0741,327-19.07%103
350Glenvar1,0669769.22%295
351Skyland Estates1,05583027.11%170
352Deltaville1,0501,119-6.17%100
353Lawrenceville1,0281,442-28.71%345
354Westlake Corner1,0029762.66%38
355Maurertown99577029.22%178
356Chester Gap98583917.40%183
357Cape Charles9811,011-2.97%107
358Rushmere9801,018-3.73%46
359Pastoria97964950.85%171
360Concord9741,458-33.20%67
361Belview9738919.20%212
362Cedar Bluff9681,129-14.26%179
363Arcola963233313.30%163
364Bassett9591,100-12.82%107
365Atlantic95086210.21%62
366Shenandoah Shores9399340.54%374
367Craigsville9319161.64%174
368Jonesville9261,019-9.13%322
369Blue Ridge Shores92681313.90%261
370Basye9201,253-26.58%41
371East Lexington9161,463-37.39%154
372Pound9111,022-10.86%135
373Lafayette906449101.78%549
374Motley8961,015-11.72%87
375Boston89150476.79%134
376Jolivue8901,129-21.17%183
377Middleburg88967831.12%332
378Amelia Court House8891,099-19.11%92
379Fort Chiswell888939-5.43%25
380Elliston886902-1.77%313
381Independence881945-6.77%145
382Penhook8788019.61%30
383Grundy8781,013-13.33%68
384Camwn86176612.40%55
385Esmont85752862.31%91
386Wattsville8551,128-24.20%82
387Blairs844916-7.86%94
388St. Paul843962-12.37%236
389Atkins8171,143-28.52%59
390Wakefield810917-11.67%251
391Parksley798843-5.34%500
392Damascus783807-2.97%379
393Keysville779831-6.26%256
394Goochland779861-9.52%67
395Riverview775782-0.90%525
396Mountain Road7621,100-30.73%34
397New Hope757797-5.02%51
398Sugar Grove745758-1.72%99
399Rich Creek742769-3.51%350
400Riverdale737956-22.91%35
401Opal7196914.05%88
402Cluster Springs710811-12.45%32
403Arrington7107080.28%26
404Round Hill69853929.50%735
405Ridgeway696737-5.56%281
406Tangier692724-4.42%493
407Saluda691769-10.14%82
408Remington67260012.00%1,184
409Hamilton66951430.16%1,236
410Shenandoah Retreat66051827.41%169
411Oak Level658857-23.22%42
412Rose Hill654799-18.15%74
413Dahlgren Center6495998.35%61
414Boyce6395996.68%672
415Villa Heights633717-11.72%255
416Scottsville62556710.23%158
417Gasburg61848128.48%42
418Sherando612688-11.05%33
419Dante608649-6.32%33
420Seven Mile Ford595783-24.01%159
421Jarratt594637-6.75%182
422Mathews5895556.13%115
423Nelsonia58152311.09%129
424Lovingston57452010.38%55
425Sandy Level57148417.98%33
426La Crosse568601-5.49%187
427Hot Springs567738-23.17%39
428Laurel Park542675-19.70%161
429Quantico53646216.02%2,973
430Montvale536698-23.21%86
431Tasley53130077.00%192
432Mineral52847012.34%230
433Benns Church528872-39.45%50
434Boykins516563-8.35%287
435Metompkin515551-6.53%172
436Charlotte Court House513541-5.18%50
437Ivy511905-43.54%84
438Wintergreen502165204.24%22
439Drakes Branch502531-5.46%47
440Mount Sidney501663-24.43%116
441Horntown494574-13.94%36
442Onley492516-4.65%237
443Belle Haven492521-5.57%124
444Mckenney4894850.82%203
445Accomac485502-3.39%459
446Nassawadox469502-6.57%273
447Haysi468487-3.90%49
448Mount Crawford4644337.16%371
449Urbanna461479-3.76%421
450Fairview Beach45039115.09%600
451Floyd4454293.73%377
452Bland4454098.80%83
453Dillwyn440442-0.45%264
454Fries438481-8.94%265
455Ivanhoe437551-20.69%63
456Cheriton437486-10.08%155
457Mcmullin436464-6.03%172
458Troutville4344310.70%242
459Vansant433470-7.87%55
460Parrott420435-3.45%49
461Boydton408431-5.34%192
462Burkeville407430-5.35%157
463Irvington404430-6.05%104
464Stanardsville4003659.59%432
465Sedley400470-14.89%46
466Southamn Meadows399539
467Flint Hill39820990.43%88
468Selma397529-24.95%394
469New River39624462.30%389
470Montross3943842.60%148
471Gwynn391602-35.05%64
472Draper38832021.25%69
473New Kent38523961.09%33
474Keokee375416-9.86%31
475Melfa374396-5.56%496
476Goshen3703690.27%83
477Mappsville367440-16.59%180
478Bloxom361381-5.25%419
479Nickelsville352390-9.74%284
480Hiwassee35026432.58%26
481Powhatan34264
482Iron Gate342391-12.53%400
483Pocahontas341402-15.17%231
484Fincastle335353-5.10%548
485White Stone334355-5.92%132
486Claremont334372-10.22%51
487King William32525228.97%27
488Makemie Park30915599.35%118
489Ivor303338-10.36%107
490Max Meadows299562-46.80%25
491Clifton2952834.24%465
492Dungannon292322-9.32%316
493Clinchco291334-12.87%40
494Newsoms287321-10.59%222
495Shipman285507-43.79%41
496Toms Brook2802655.66%857
497Clover280438-36.07%15
498Brodnax274294-6.80%150
499Bayside273120127.50%63
500Alberta273298-8.39%49

Top 500 Cities in Virginia by Population

Virginia has 0 cities with more than a million people, 8 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 112 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Virginia is Virginia Beach, with a population of 449,015 people.

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

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