Population of Counties in Virginia (2020)

In 2019, Virginia's most populous county is Fairfax County with a population of 1,148,433, which represents a 5.68% population growth since the last census. The county is the most populous jurisdiction in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan area. The next-largest counties in Virginia include Prince William County (463,023), Virginia Beach City (450,435), and Loudoun County (398,080). Of these counties, Loudoun County has experienced the highest population growth of 26.13%.

Virginia Counties with Fewest People

The least populous county in Virginia is Highland County with 2,212 people. Other small counties with less than 6,000 people include Norton City (3,936), Bath County (4,297), Craig County (5,062), Emporia City (5,282), and Covington City (5,531). All of these counties have experienced a population decline since the 2010 census. The county with the most significant loss of residents is Emporia City, which has lost 10.78% of its population.

Virginia Counties with Rapid Growth

Loudoun County is Virginia's most rapidly growing county with a population that has boomed 26.13% since the last census. Other counties with a population growth of at least 15% include Falls Church City (17.21%), New Kent County (16.92%), and Fredericksburg City (16.41%).

Name 2020 Population Growth Since 2010
Fairfax County1,158,6206.67%
Prince William County476,93117.42%
Virginia Beach city450,6432.69%
Loudoun County426,56035.21%
Chesterfield County359,34213.29%
Henrico County333,4878.52%
Chesapeake city247,24810.60%
Norfolk city242,384-0.25%
Arlington County242,32115.78%
Richmond city232,41313.79%
Newport News city177,082-2.12%
Alexandria city162,28215.31%
Stafford County156,30020.38%
Spotsylvania County137,11011.50%
Hampton city133,777-2.59%
Albemarle County110,57811.47%
Hanover County110,01710.13%
Roanoke city100,8884.31%
Montgomery County100,3896.17%
Roanoke County94,6932.49%
Portsmouth city94,510-0.98%
Suffolk city93,0059.65%
Frederick County92,06717.19%
Lynchburg city84,24811.51%
Rockingham County83,1068.77%
Bedford County79,7636.29%
James City County78,27315.67%
Augusta County76,2073.57%
Fauquier County72,96911.49%
York County67,7823.85%
Pittsylvania County60,165-5.39%
Franklin County55,933-0.45%
Campbell County54,747-0.28%
Washington County54,376-1.07%
Harrisonburg city54,28510.81%
Culpeper County53,04313.25%
Henry County50,359-6.97%
Charlottesville city48,54711.70%
Shenandoah County43,9494.51%
Manassas city41,9219.65%
Warren County41,29510.11%
Tazewell County40,273-10.76%
Danville city40,035-6.72%
Louisa County38,56415.78%
Prince George County38,4567.89%
Orange County38,07013.37%
Isle of Wight County37,7176.81%
Gloucester County37,4291.32%
Wise County36,814-11.47%
Pulaski County33,810-2.93%
Botetourt County33,3590.49%
Halifax County33,296-7.99%
Accomack County32,104-3.15%
Caroline County31,4509.81%
Petersburg city31,431-3.28%
Amherst County31,272-3.45%
Mecklenburg County30,526-6.69%
Fredericksburg city30,40024.83%
Powhatan County30,1857.34%
Smyth County29,972-6.91%
Carroll County29,414-2.19%
Dinwiddie County28,6692.20%
Wythe County28,518-2.47%
Winchester city27,9046.71%
Fluvanna County27,5156.68%
King George County27,12114.45%
Russell County26,190-9.24%
Staunton city25,6348.00%
Salem city25,6052.86%
Fairfax city25,39812.31%
Goochland County24,35011.97%
Page County24,2890.93%
New Kent County23,77728.23%
Prince Edward County23,4340.34%
Waynesboro city23,21210.56%
Rockbridge County23,0383.08%
Lee County23,033-10.02%
Hopewell city22,6800.17%
Scott County21,068-8.91%
Buchanan County20,663-14.20%
Greene County20,0418.58%
Radford city19,69919.90%
Manassas Park city18,54928.39%
Colonial Heights city18,1474.66%
Westmoreland County18,0183.02%
Patrick County17,603-4.69%
King William County17,4078.80%
Southampton County17,272-7.32%
Giles County16,990-1.88%
Buckingham County16,943-0.87%
Bristol city16,146-9.12%
Appomattox County16,1216.77%
Brunswick County15,920-8.52%
Floyd County15,8152.92%
Grayson County15,5390.26%
Falls Church city15,33823.36%
Nottoway County15,326-3.18%
Williamsburg city14,9108.71%
Nelson County14,900-0.52%
Clarke County14,6714.71%
Alleghany County14,492-10.55%
Dickenson County14,127-10.85%
Madison County13,3950.69%
Amelia County13,1092.85%
Martinsville city12,768-7.21%
Poquoson city12,4842.79%
Northumberland County11,887-3.79%
Lunenburg County11,796-8.63%
Charlotte County11,650-7.26%
Greensville County11,449-6.42%
Northampton County11,431-7.88%
Middlesex County11,0210.38%
Sussex County10,951-8.83%
Lancaster County10,791-5.03%
Essex County10,735-3.69%
Cumberland County9,801-2.26%
Richmond County9,264-0.17%
Mathews County8,944-0.33%
Franklin city7,789-9.23%
Lexington city7,2442.90%
King and Queen County7,1262.12%
Rappahannock County7,090-5.43%
Charles City County6,823-6.01%
Surry County6,378-9.45%
Galax city6,295-9.96%
Bland County6,177-9.15%
Buena Vista city6,085-7.96%
Covington city5,432-8.60%
Craig County5,062-2.62%
Emporia city4,779-19.27%
Bath County4,306-8.79%
Norton city4,1202.67%
Highland County2,196-4.40%