Richmond Population 2022

1,128,193
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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.

Year Population
1950259,649
1951266,395
1952273,325
1953280,416
1954287,700
1955295,174
1956302,853
1957310,710
1958318,781
1959327,063
1960337,090
1961352,167
1962367,941
1963384,420
1964401,663
1965419,628
1966438,422
1967458,059
1968478,604
1969500,010
1970518,619
1971526,267
1972534,039
1973541,903
1974549,894
1975558,003
1976566,243
1977574,582
1978583,055
1979591,653
1980600,412
1981609,343
1982618,419
1983627,630
1984636,991
1985646,466
1986656,095
1987665,868
1988675,799
1989685,851
1990696,384
1991708,046
1992719,921
1993731,961
1994744,220
1995756,684
1996769,374
1997782,242
1998795,342
1999808,662
2000821,943
2001834,544
2002847,355
2003860,363
2004873,589
2005886,981
2006900,597
2007914,422
2008928,479
2009942,713
2010957,185
2011971,879
2012986,819
20131,001,947
20141,017,328
20151,032,944
20161,048,824
20171,064,947
20181,081,318
20191,093,206
20201,104,980
20211,116,635
20221,128,193
20231,139,662
20241,151,045
20251,162,348
20261,173,587
20271,184,776
20281,195,903
20291,206,946
20301,217,882
20311,228,696
20321,239,381
20331,249,932
20341,260,343
20351,270,610

Richmond Population 2022

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

Richmond Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
New York Newark18,866,5320.23%
Los Angeles Long Beach Santa Ana12,487,7370.23%
Chicago8,901,0730.27%
Houston6,603,1241.73%
Dallas Fort Worth6,487,7581.43%
Miami6,214,8180.77%
Atlanta6,012,5771.71%
Philadelphia5,756,2740.40%
Washington, D.c.5,434,4831.04%
Phoenix Mesa4,652,3021.50%
Boston4,326,5730.27%
Detroit3,521,436-0.26%
Seattle3,489,1050.82%
San Francisco Oakland3,317,9750.14%
San Diego3,294,7470.69%
Minneapolis St Paul2,967,0430.72%
Tampa St Petersburg2,944,6991.14%
Denver Aurora2,897,1561.21%
Las Vegas2,839,0302.42%
Riverside San Bernardino2,556,0801.68%

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