Richmond Population 2024

Richmond's 2024 population is now estimated at 1,151,045In 1950, the population of Richmond was 259,649Richmond has grown by 11,383 in the last year, which represents a 1% 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.

Growth Rate
1%

Richmond Population 2024

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Year
Population
Growth Rate
Growth
1950259,649
1951266,3952.6%6,746
1952273,3252.6%6,930
1953280,4162.59%7,091
1954287,7002.6%7,284
1955295,1742.6%7,474
1956302,8532.6%7,679
1957310,7102.59%7,857
1958318,7812.6%8,071
1959327,0632.6%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
20191,093,2061.1%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%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
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