Richmond city, Virginia Population 2021

Richmond city, Virginia's estimated population is 232,866 with a growth rate of 0.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Richmond city, Virginia is the null largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 204,302 and has seen a growth of 13.98% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021232,8661,2150.52%
2020231,6511,2150.53%
2019230,4361,2150.53%
2018229,2211,9910.88%
2017227,2301,8610.83%
2016225,3694,5132.04%
2015220,8563,8121.76%
2014217,0443,1841.49%
2013213,8603,0661.45%
2012210,7944,4032.13%
2011206,3912,0891.02%
2010204,3021,2460.61%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.52%
County Website
County Seat
2010 Population
204,302
Growth Since 2010
13.98%
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Richmond city, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American106,19346.86%
White103,05445.47%
Two or More Races7,7103.40%
Asian4,7572.10%
Some Other Race3,9021.72%
American Indian and Alaska Native9620.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander440.02%
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Richmond city, Virginia Population By Race

Richmond city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2021

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Richmond city, Virginia Median Age

34


Total

33.5


Male

34.5


Female

Richmond city, Virginia Adults

There are 186,666 adults, (29,085 of whom are seniors) in Richmond city, Virginia.

Richmond city, Virginia Age Dependency

43.8

Age Dependency Ratio

18.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Richmond city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Mujer

119,192

52.60%

Masculino

107,430

47.40%

Richmond city, Virginia Population by Age

Richmond city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Richmond city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.9%27.1%
All42.6%57.4%
Non Family32.7%67.3%
Mujer32.6%67.4%
Masculino30.6%69.4%

42.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Richmond city, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All90,3012.3942.6
Non Family50,3201.532.7
Married22,575372.9
Mujer13,6574.0932.6
Masculino3,7494.4630.6

3.35

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Richmond city, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,5315.40%
9th to 12th Grade14,5239.20%
High School Graduate34,42921.81%
Some College29,04118.39%
Associates Degree8,7775.56%
Bachelors Degree37,14723.53%
Graduate Degree25,43116.11%
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Richmond city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Richmond city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White72,21269,10647,290
Black70,76355,77210,990
Hispanic8,2714,2051,182
2+ Races4,0723,5121,331
Asian2,4782,0241,549
Other Race1,9651,114343
Native American40023976
Islander381919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.70%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 65.49%.

Richmond city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$35,647$38,203$33,486
Less Than 9th Grade$20,796$24,656$15,609
High School Graduate$24,330$25,831$21,883
Some College$29,616$30,734$28,000
Bachelors Degree$48,072$53,187$44,153
Graduate Degree$59,542$75,370$54,947

$35,647

Average Earnings

$38,203

Average Male

$33,486

Average Female

Richmond city, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Richmond city, Virginia Language by Age

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Richmond city, Virginia Language

90.56% of Richmond city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 9.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.83% of the population.

Richmond city, Virginia Language

Richmond city, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black102,55332,36131.56%
White88,33910,78712.21%
Hispanic14,6113,74025.60%
Multiple7,0352,09229.74%
Asian3,6141,23934.28%
Native91067874.51%
Other3,62851514.20%

23.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.97%

Male Poverty Rate

25.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Richmond city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Richmond city, Virginia is Native, with 74.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Richmond city, Virginia is White, with 12.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.69%.

Richmond city, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.08%
High School24.36%
Some College18.38%
Bachelors or Greater5.15%

Richmond city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed59.59%
Male Unemployed34.47%
Female Employed13.86%
Male Employed8.15%

Richmond city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Richmond city, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,250$76,182
Families$64,504$102,495
Married Families$100,667$145,749
Non Families$36,394$53,850
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Income by Household Type

Richmond city, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.2%

Male Marriage Rate

25.6%

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 Marital Status

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11,806

Number of Veterans

10,241

Male Veterans

1,565

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,236
First Gulf War2,638
Second Gulf War2,337
Korea735
World War II474

Richmond city, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,124
65 to 742,706
55 to 642,634
75+2,025
18 to 341,317

Richmond city, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black6,3537.66%
White4,8865.41%
2+ Races4067.52%
Hispanic2272.20%
Asian1182.70%
Other Race251.04%
Native American183.31%

Richmond city, Virginia Veterans by Race

Richmond city, Virginia Veterans by Education

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13.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Richmond city, Virginia Veterans by Education

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65.9%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Richmond city, Virginia Employment by Age

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Richmond city, Virginia Employment by Race

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Richmond city, Virginia Employment by Education

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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60.95%

Born in Richmond city, Virginia

92.97%

Native Born

7.03%

Foreign Born

4.87%

Non Citizen

2.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.97% of Richmond city, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 60.95% having been born in Virginia. 4.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Richmond city, Virginia Place of Birth

  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

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