Richmond Population 2021

1,116,635
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Richmond's 2021 population is now estimated at 1,116,635. In 1950, the population of Richmond was 259,649. Richmond has grown by 11,655 since 2015, which represents a 1.05% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Richmond, which typically includes Richmond's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Richmond is a city that is located in British Columbia, Canada. It is located in the Metro Vancouver region of Canada. As of the most recent estimates in 2017, the city has a population of 218,307.

Richmond Demographics

Richmond is one of the largest cities in British Columbia. One important thing to note about the city’s population is that 60% of the overall population is made up of immigrants. This is the highest percentage in the entire country. About half of the residents are Chinese, making it the North American city with the largest proportion of Asian residents.

Other residents are of Asian descent, coming from places including China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. An influx of these immigrants arrived in the city during the 1980s. According to recorded data, 22.9% or the population, or over 45,000 residents, are European Canadian.

Richmond History

Richmond got its start as the location of fishing camps. It was named by John Wesley Sexsmith after the Township of Richmond located in Ontario. The Township of Richmond in British Columbia was incorporated in 1879. Like its name, Richmond, British Columbia, modeled Ontario’s township when it came to its political structure. The ward electoral system was in place until being replaced by the large electoral system in 1946.

It wasn’t until 1990 that Richmond was designated as a city. Today, the city has over 100,000 jobs across various industries from retail and services to aviation and tourism. The city also has many modern attractions including restaurants on Alexandra Road, or “food street”, and shopping centers. The original fishing village is now where heritage sites and museums can be found to showcase the city’s history. The city is also home to the Vancouver International Airport, hosted speed skating events in the 2010 Olympic Games, and is currently having its city center updated to account for estimated population growth.

Richmond Population Growth

Richmond is already one of the largest cities in British Columbia, but what does the future hold? The city is expected to continue to see a booming population. In fact, as of 2017, city planners are at work revitalizing the city center to develop new residential dwellings. This area alone is expected to see its population grow from 40,000 to 120,000 residents in the near future. Looking back at the city’s historical population, steady growth has been recorded every five to ten years, with a 4.1% growth posted between 2011 and 2016. Looking at these trends and the plans made by the city, it is apparent that Richmond is expecting to see steady population growth.

Richmond Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
20351,270,6100.81%10,267
20341,260,3430.83%10,411
20331,249,9320.85%10,551
20321,239,3810.87%10,685
20311,228,6960.89%10,814
20301,217,8820.91%10,936
20291,206,9460.92%11,043
20281,195,9030.94%11,127
20271,184,7760.95%11,189
20261,173,5870.97%11,239
20251,162,3480.98%11,303
20241,151,0451.00%11,383
20231,139,6621.02%11,469
20221,128,1931.04%11,558
20211,116,6351.05%11,655
20201,104,9801.08%11,774
20191,093,2061.10%11,888
20181,081,3181.54%16,371
20171,064,9471.54%16,123
20161,048,8241.54%15,880
20151,032,9441.54%15,616
20141,017,3281.54%15,381
20131,001,9471.53%15,128
2012986,8191.54%14,940
2011971,8791.54%14,694
2010957,1851.54%14,472
2009942,7131.53%14,234
2008928,4791.54%14,057
2007914,4221.54%13,825
2006900,5971.54%13,616
2005886,9811.53%13,392
2004873,5891.54%13,226
2003860,3631.54%13,008
2002847,3551.54%12,811
2001834,5441.53%12,601
2000821,9431.64%13,281
1999808,6621.67%13,320
1998795,3421.67%13,100
1997782,2421.67%12,868
1996769,3741.68%12,690
1995756,6841.67%12,464
1994744,2201.67%12,259
1993731,9611.67%12,040
1992719,9211.68%11,875
1991708,0461.67%11,662
1990696,3841.54%10,533
1989685,8511.49%10,052
1988675,7991.49%9,931
1987665,8681.49%9,773
1986656,0951.49%9,629
1985646,4661.49%9,475
1984636,9911.49%9,361
1983627,6301.49%9,211
1982618,4191.49%9,076
1981609,3431.49%8,931
1980600,4121.48%8,759
1979591,6531.47%8,598
1978583,0551.47%8,473
1977574,5821.47%8,339
1976566,2431.48%8,240
1975558,0031.47%8,109
1974549,8941.47%7,991
1973541,9031.47%7,864
1972534,0391.48%7,772
1971526,2671.47%7,648
1970518,6193.72%18,609
1969500,0104.47%21,406
1968478,6044.49%20,545
1967458,0594.48%19,637
1966438,4224.48%18,794
1965419,6284.47%17,965
1964401,6634.49%17,243
1963384,4204.48%16,479
1962367,9414.48%15,774
1961352,1674.47%15,077
1960337,0903.07%10,027
1959327,0632.60%8,282
1958318,7812.60%8,071
1957310,7102.59%7,857
1956302,8532.60%7,679
1955295,1742.60%7,474
1954287,7002.60%7,284
1953280,4162.59%7,091
1952273,3252.60%6,930
1951266,3952.60%6,746
1950259,6490.00%

Richmond Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
New York Newark18,822,5700.10%
Los Angeles Long Beach Santa Ana12,458,8880.10%
Chicago8,877,4290.14%
Houston6,490,7491.88%
Dallas Fort Worth6,396,5051.52%
Miami6,167,3580.74%
Atlanta5,911,2391.86%
Philadelphia5,733,5780.29%
Washington, D.c.5,378,3771.06%
Phoenix Mesa4,583,7521.60%
Boston4,314,8930.15%
Detroit3,530,467-0.48%
Seattle3,460,5610.80%
San Francisco Oakland3,313,351-0.01%
San Diego3,272,0930.65%
Minneapolis St Paul2,945,9020.68%
Tampa St Petersburg2,911,3761.19%
Denver Aurora2,862,4581.27%
Las Vegas2,771,8402.71%
Riverside San Bernardino2,513,9651.82%

Other Cities in United States

  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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