Richmond city, Virginia Population 2020

Richmond city, Virginia's estimated population is 232,413 with a growth rate of 0.79% 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
2020232,4131,8150.79%
2019230,5981,8150.79%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
0.79%
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Richmond city, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American106,91447.77%
White101,49845.35%
Two or More Races7,4023.31%
Asian4,7892.14%
Some Other Race2,2070.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native9370.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander400.02%
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Richmond city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

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Richmond city, Virginia Median Age

33.8


Total

33.2


Male

34.4


Female

Richmond city, Virginia Adults

There are 183,783 adults, (27,831 of whom are seniors) in Richmond city, Virginia.

Richmond city, Virginia Age Dependency

43.5

Age Dependency Ratio

17.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Richmond city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

117,565

52.53%

Male

106,222

47.47%

Richmond city, Virginia Households and Families

Richmond city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Richmond city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.7%27.3%
All42.2%57.8%
Non Family32.9%67.1%
Male32.5%67.5%
Female31.4%68.6%

42.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All89,8462.3742.2
Non Family49,5071.4732.9
Married21,729372.7
Female14,7663.9831.4
Male3,8444.2332.5

3.31

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Richmond city, Virginia Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,5315.52%
9th to 12th Grade14,6119.46%
High School Graduate34,51022.35%
Some College28,52618.47%
Associates Degree8,7995.70%
Bachelors Degree35,18322.78%
Graduate Degree24,25915.71%
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Richmond city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black70,53055,36710,431
White70,04766,78245,170
Hispanic7,9344,0661,013
Multiple Races3,4302,864995
Asian2,5362,1061,640
Other Race1,097849279
Native American45528381
Islander341616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.34%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.67%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,440$36,849$31,936
Less Than High School$20,371$23,235$15,151
High School Grad$24,511$26,918$21,291
Some College$27,788$30,648$26,274
Bachelors Degree$45,728$50,480$42,582
Graduate Degree$58,896$72,555$54,107

$34,440

Average Earnings

$36,849

Average Male

$31,936

Average Female

Richmond city, Virginia Language

Richmond city, Virginia Language by Age

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Richmond city, Virginia Language

90.66% of Richmond city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 9.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.53% of the population.

Richmond city, Virginia Poverty

Richmond city, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black103,06434,22533.21%
White86,16810,88912.64%
Hispanic14,0324,28930.57%
Multiple6,7322,06330.64%
Asian3,6491,00327.49%
Native90462168.69%
Other1,93841821.57%

24.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.09%

Male Poverty Rate

26.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Richmond city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Richmond city, Virginia is Native, with 68.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Richmond city, Virginia is White, with 12.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.52%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.08%
High School25.24%
Some College18.18%
Bachelors or Greater5.59%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed60.99%
Male Unemployed35.57%
Female Employed14.61%
Male Employed8.14%

Richmond city, Virginia Income

Richmond city, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,117$71,732
Families$60,441$94,947
Married Families$97,170$137,712
Non Families$34,925$51,179
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Richmond city, Virginia Marital Status

Richmond city, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

26.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.5%

Male Marriage Rate

25.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Richmond city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Richmond city, Virginia Veterans

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11,863

Number of Veterans

10,415

Male Veterans

1,448

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,123
First Gulf War2,748
Second Gulf War2,104
Korea782
World War II590
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,186
65 to 742,672
55 to 642,588
75+2,107
18 to 341,310
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Name Veterans % of Total
Black6,3917.69%
White5,0545.70%
Hispanic3363.39%
2 or More3306.81%
Asian681.55%
Other201.29%

Richmond city, Virginia Veterans by Education

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13.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Richmond city, Virginia Employment Status

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65.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.37%

Born in Virginia

93.29%

Native Born

6.71%

Foreign Born

4.42%

Non Citizen

2.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.29% of Richmond city, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 61.37% having been born in Virginia. 4.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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